Crunchy Baked Cabbage Carrot Medley with Apple combines amazing flavors and textures together. This Baked Cabbage recipe is an easy dish to make with flavors beyond amazing.
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Crunchy Baked Cabbage Carrot Medley is a combination of roasted vegetables with apple. The flavors are sweetened from roasting and combine together beautifully. Best of all it’s simple to make and easy to clean up!
I think a lot of people don’t use a lot of cabbage in their dishes except when they’re making one of my favorite meals, Corned Beef and Cabbage.
Cabbage is one of those ingredients that John always insisted that he didn’t like. What I’ve learned is that John doesn’t like over-cooked mushy or tasteless veggies. Some recipes for cooking cabbage require you to boil cabbage almost as long as you cook a corned beef brisket. No wonder he thought he didn’t like it.
This baked cabbage recipe was more of an idea than a recipe. I clipped out an article in our local paper regarding cooking cabbage. It had a whole list of spices and ingredients that looked pretty darned good. I knew that I had all of the ingredients, but the persistent question of why kept nagging me. I love simple flavors with simple ingredients.
With this dish, I roasted the veggies and apple together until they just began to soften. The high heat coaxed out and combined all of the flavors. Using a simple drizzle of EVOO and a little S&P and you have one beautiful cohesive cabbage medley
I used to drown my cabbage in melted butter. Was it good? I used to think so but now I don’t miss all of that extra fat and the texture which was more like a limp noodle than a delicious, crunchy cabbage carrot recipe.
We’ve found that we prefer the cleaner taste of baked cabbage and carrots with the onions and apples. It’s the perfect blend of naturally sweet and savory flavor with a delightful al dente texture.
Is Cabbage Good For Me?
Cabbage is actually good for you if you don’t drown it in butter. There are only 33 calories in a cup of cooked cabbage, and it is low in fat and high in fiber.
What ingredients are good with Cabbage?
Consider your textures and flavors. When roasting you want ingredients that will bake at the same rate such as:
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Tips for a delicious baked cabbage recipe:
- Bacon or corned beef would be delicious in this dish too. I would recommend adding pre-cooked meat at the end. You don’t want your vegetables to become greasy or your meat to overcook. This recipe is all about a fresh dish of perfectly cooked ingredients.
- Cut all of the ingredients in similar size so they cook at the same rate.
- This easy baked cabbage recipe can be served as a
deliciousvegetarian cabbage recipe or a side dish too.
Tools to make your life easier!
- Vegetable Peeler – my kitchen couldn’t exist without a vegetable peeler. I didn’t know what I was missing until I replaced my old one for a nice new sharp one!
- Shun 8″ Chef knife – This knife isn’t cheap. However, I’ve used the same knife for almost 10 years and purchased them as gifts. It fits perfectly in my hand and sharpens beautifully. It’s an investment worth making.
Here is a little more cabbage inspiration!
- Corned Beef with Cabbage Slaw Sandwich – Hostess At Heart
- Stuffed Cabbage Rolls – An Affair From the Heart
- Southern Bacon Fried Cabbage – Love Bakes Good Cakes
- Easy Cabbage & Noodles Recipe – Lemons for LuLu
- Thai Basil Cabbage Slaw with Jalapenos – Hostess At Heart
Crunchy Baked Cabbage Carrot Medley with Apple
- 1 green cabbage medium
- 10 carrots peeled and chopped
- 2 green apples peeled and sliced into 8 pieces
- 1 yellow onion sliced thickly
- Salt and Pepper
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Cut the cabbage in 4 quarters. Remove the core and slice each quarter into 4 pieces (16 total)
- Peel carrots and chop into thick pieces.
- In a large bowl Combine cabbage, carrots, apples, and onion. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Spread out on the rimmed baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes, turning halfway through or until vegetables are lightly browned and beginning to soften.
I’ll be making this baked cabbage recipe a lot more instead of just saving it for St. Patricks Day. My daughter said this is the only way she’ll ever eat cabbage too!
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