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Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Lemon Garlic Butter

Roasted cabbage wedges are an easy healthy side dish you can serve for a low carb dinner.  Simply use fresh green cabbage, garlic, lemon and butter.   Enjoy the health benefits of this quick vegetarian recipe that can be roasted in the oven on one tray.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cooked cabbage, lemon garlic butter, roasted cabbage
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Brooke


For the Roasted Cabbage

  • 1 medium green cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper

For the Lemon Garlic Butter

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic about 4 cloves
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper


Roasting the Cabbage

  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.  Line a large cookie sheet with foil.
  • Take off the outer leaves.  Using a large knife, cut it into 8 pieces by cutting it in half, then in quarters, etc.  Leave the stem and core on, as it helps it hold its shape.
  • Place it on the foil-lined cookie sheet.  Brush both sides with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
  • Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, then carefully turn with a flipper and roast for another 20 minutes or until slightly brown around the edges and fork tender.  Use your own judgement for cooking time, as each cabbage is a different size, and ovens will cook at different temperatures unless it's been calibrated.

Making the Lemon Garlic Brown Butter

  • While the wedges are roasting, mince the four cloves of garlic.
  • Melt 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a small saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Add in the garlic.  Constantly stir with a wooden spoon until the butter and garlic turns a golden  brown.
  • Remove from the heat and pour the browned butter and garlic into a small bowl.
  • Stir in the freshly squeezed lemon juice and add a sprinkle of salt and pepper.  Stir again and adjust seasonings to taste.
  • When the roasted cabbage is ready to serve, brush the lemon garlic butter onto each wedge.
  • Cut off the core that extends past the arch for a pretty presentation.
  • Serve warm with a bowl of Dublin coddle and boxty bread.


  • For the best results, use a heavy tight leaved cabbage.
  • If the wedges are cut the same size, they will be done at the same time.
  • Help keep the wedge's shape when you flip it by not removing the core until after it's cooked.
  • Use a hot oven 400 to 450 F, and roast on the middle rack.
  • The hotter the oven the quicker the cooking time.  At 450 F, the cooking time will be 12 minutes per side, or until it's the color you want.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 209mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 289IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg