Garlic Butter Roasted Cabbage Recipe

Roasting cabbage with garlic and butter makes it a melt-in-your-mouth side dish with soft insides and crispy outsides. Try it with any main dish for an unforgettable meal!


– 1 medium-sized head green cabbage – 5 Tbsp unsalted butter divided* – 1 tsp onion powder – ¾ tsp sea salt to taste – 1/2 tsp paprika – 1/2 tsp dried parsley – 2 large cloves garlic minced**


Remove 4 tablespoons of chilled butter. 10- 20 minutes before use or microwave on ‘soften’. Heat the oven to 420°F. A caramelised crust with crisp edges results from high heat.

Step 1

Sharply cut the cabbage's rounded head and hard tail on a board. Cut cabbage into 1/2-inch to ¾-inch thick wedges. This thickness crisps and tenderises cabbage. 

Step 2

For less crispiness, slice cabbage into 1-inch rounds and bake longer. Thicker cabbage rounds flip better and look fancier. Lay cabbage slices on a large baking sheet with oil. Large rimmed sheet pan. 

Step 3

Using parchment paper instead of cooking spray simplifies cleanup. Spread 4 tablespoons softened butter on cabbage wedges. Avoid oven roasting by coating the cabbage in olive oil.

Step 4

Season cabbage with sea salt, onion powder, paprika, and dried parsley. Prepare oven and bake 20 minutes. Carefully flip the cabbage with a sturdy spatula. 

Step 5

I use a metal spatula underneath before flipping to keep the cabbage round together. Don't worry about cabbage unravelling. Cleanup is always possible. 

Step 6

Bake the cabbage for 5 more minutes until soft, golden brown, and caramelising. While cabbage roasts, drizzle garlic butter. Wedge thickness and savoury cabbage preference determine cooking time.

Step 7

In a ramekin or small bowl, microwave the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter for 20–30 seconds. Butter with minced garlic. Apply garlic butter to cabbage rounds. 

Step 8

Bake until garlic is fragrant and cabbage is done, 3–5 minutes. Before roasting, sprinkle garlic powder over cabbage wedges with other seasonings if fresh garlic is unavailable.

Step 9

Serve garlic butter roasted cabbage with your main dish and enjoy!

Step 10

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