Roasted Cabbage and Carrots with Apples has a smooth and slightly sweet flavor making it the perfect side dish to a savory meal. Baking it in the oven assures that the vegetables are colorful and have a delightful crunch.
Roasted Cabbage and Carrots are naturally sweet from roasting and blend beautifully with the touch of apple.
I never used to make cabbage recipes except when celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with 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 cabbage.
Some recipes for cooking cabbage require you to boil cabbage almost as long as you do the corned beef brisket.
Well, I don’t boil my corned beef either! I’ll share that technique down the road with you.
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 this deliciously crunchy roasted cabbage 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.
3 ways to make cabbage
- Eat it raw! There are tons of flavor and fiber in cabbage. When you cook it the nutrients and fiber are reduced.
- Put enough water in the bottom of a shallow baking dish to just cover the bottom. Place slices or small wedges of cabbage in a single layer. Salt and pepper and dot with butter. Cover the dish and microwave at 2-minute intervals until the cabbage just begins to soften.
- I don’t use this method if I’m making a cabbage and carrots recipe because the carrots take a little longer to cook.
- Roast it as I’ve done in this recipe.
Can I substitute red cabbage for the green cabbage?
Yes, you can. There isn’t any flavor difference. The only thing I would caution you on is that the red cabbage will tint the ingredients you cook it with. For that reason, I usually choose red cabbage for my raw cabbage recipes such as our Cabbage Cashew Salad.
How to cook cabbage in the oven? With this dish, I roasted the veggies and apple together on a baking sheet after giving them a simple drizzle of EVOO and a little S&P until they just began to soften.
The high heat coaxed out and combined all of the flavors.
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:
- Cut the cabbage in wedges or slices.
- Remove the cabbage core.
- Use smaller carrots or cut them thinner so they cook at the same rate as the cabbage.
- Add chopped potatoes.
- Use a baking sheet pan and spread the vegetables out.
- If they’re too close together they will steam and not roast.
- This also allows you to season the vegetables evenly.
- This Roasted Cabbage and Carrots recipe can be served as a
deliciousvegetarian cabbage recipe or a side dish too.
Variations you can make to this Roasted Cabbage and Carrots 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.
- Add chopped potatoes.
- Replace the onion with fennel or leek.
Products you may need
- 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!
- Baking sheet – These sheet pans are durable and I have four of them so I can get everything baked in a jiffy!
Here are a few more recipes you may enjoy!
Don’t forget to comeback and let me know how your cabbage and carrots came out.
If you’re like me sometimes making side dishes is more difficult than the main meal. Here are a few recipes that are my go-to recipes.
I’ll be making this oven-roasted cabbage recipe a lot more instead of just saving it for St. Patricks Day.
Tuesday 6th of September 2022
Can I use honey crisp apples?
Wednesday 7th of September 2022
Yes, you can! I love baking with honey crisp and always have them handy since they're great eating apples too.
Wednesday 17th of March 2021
Such an easy preparation with gorgeous flavor and a wonderful complement to corned beef. Thank you!
Friday 19th of March 2021
Thank you, Annika!
Thursday 5th of November 2020
Very good ,easy and delicious !
Saturday 7th of November 2020
Thank you, Margaret!
Tuesday 28th of April 2020
Thank you Julie for the info about the Roasted veggies. I did find that to be true with the carrots not being done , so I will cut them smaller next time. It was a wonderful side dish though, in fact I made it a complete dinner the next day. Thanks again, Judy
Wednesday 29th of April 2020
Thank you Judy, I appreciate you letting me know.
Tuesday 3rd of March 2020
THANK YOU JULIE FOR SUCH DELICIOUS RECIPES. I AM A HEART PATIENT & TOO MUCH SALT IS MY NEMESIS . THIS CABBAGE (MY FAVORITE VEGGIE!) RECIPE SOUNDS LIKE MY NEXT BEST RECIPE. ALSO THANKS FOR THE NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION, IT'S SO VERY HELPFUL. (I'M SURE THERE'S MORE GREAT THINGS TO COME FROM YOU!!!) Judy
Monday 27th of April 2020
The recipe says to cut the carrots thick. I wasn’t sure what that meant so I tried to use the photo for reference. The cabbage was done cooking before the carrots had even started to soften. Also, I wish there was more flavor. It was very bland with just salt and pepper so I added some balsamic vinegar.
Tuesday 3rd of March 2020
Thank you, Judy! I try and make recipes that taste great without all of the salt and fat and really appreciate you stopping by. I wish you great health! Julie