Garlic Roasted Cabbage Wedges


I’ve been known to put more time and effort into the main dish then when it comes to sides I usually just steam a veggie or something. Sides like this are so easy though that it’s nearly just as simply as steaming or sauteing veggies. I love roasting vegetables because it really just brings out their natural sweetness and offers a depth of flavor that steaming or sauteing can’t, like with this Garlic Roasted Cabbage. Really this is more of a method than a recipe but I thought I’d share in case you haven’t tried it yet.

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This time around I started cutting the cabbage from side to side without realizing what I was doing, what you’ll want to do is cut it from top to bottom so the cabbage holds together a little better when you go to flip it, you may see one of mine fell apart and I tried to puzzle piece it back together. We learn from our mistakes, right?

With cabbage this good you may even forget about the main dish and you’ll be reaching for another one of these, I can’t get enough of it! It’s so easy yet so delicious!

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Garlic Roasted Cabbage Wedges

4.15 from 7 votes

Such a flavorful easy way to cook fresh cabbage! Cabbage is cut into slices, drizzled with olive oil, rubbed with fresh garlic and roasted to golden brown deliciousness.

Servings: 5
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 large head green cabbage , sliced into wedges vertically from head of cabbage about 3/4 to 1-inch thick
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp dried marjoram
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Minced fresh parsley , for garnish (optional)
  • Fresh lemon wedges or crumbled bacon , for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Pour olive oil into a small bowl then press garlic through a garlic crusher into bowl (or mince), stir well to infuse garlic flavor then pour and press mixture through a fine mesh strainer into another bowl to remove garlic pieces*. Stir marjoram into oil mixture.

  2. Lay cabbage wedges on prepared baking sheet and brush both slides with olive oil mixture and season with salt and pepper. Roast in preheated oven 15 minutes then carefully flip cabbage to opposite side and roast 15 minutes longer**. 

  3. Garnish with parsley if desired. Serve warm with optional bacon crumbles or spritz with lemon wedges.

Recipe Notes

  • *I like to do this just so they don't burn while roasting at high heat for so long. Use a rubber spatula to press garlic against strainer to extract juices.
  • **If you don't want the slightly charred edges you can cover with foil during last 10 minutes.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cabbage Recipe, Roasted Cabbage
Author: Jaclyn


  • LARRY WARNER: Very good….My Grandma used to make it, and I wondered how….This was how she did it….. May 20, 2019 at 3:26pm Reply

  • Eileen: Need clarification..Your recipe says rotate, does that mean rotate the baking pan or flip the cabbage? Thanks so much February 5, 2019 at 3:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry that is to flip, I’ll reword that in the recipe so it’s easy to understand. Thanks for pointing that out! Hope you enjoy! February 5, 2019 at 4:45pm Reply

  • Paula Crotty: Delicious!! I made these tonight with my grilled pork loin. November 13, 2018 at 4:53pm Reply

  • Doober: I guess I’ll be slicing the cabbage instead of wedges. The picture shows sliced cabbage. June 24, 2018 at 11:33am Reply

  • Irish8mom: I’m gonna try this tonight. March 28, 2018 at 10:57am Reply

  • APM: Tasted great even though the slices fell apart while turning.
    I drizzled some soy sauce in a piece right before eating instead of sprinkling more salt. It was good as a variation. February 10, 2018 at 8:59pm Reply

  • Marie: Tasted great! I love the charred edges just give it a little more flavor. January 23, 2018 at 7:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the review Marie! January 24, 2018 at 11:24am Reply

  • Sue: Loved it! Added turmeric as I do to everything though! January 20, 2018 at 3:54pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yum! January 23, 2018 at 2:20pm Reply

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