Veggie Essentials: Bacon Baked Cabbage Wedges

Andy Anderson !


This baking method requires that the cabbage spend a long time in the oven. The results are wonderfully cooked cabbage, with charred edges (some of my guests think that the charred bits are the best of the lot).

You may, or you may not like cabbage; however, you are going to love this recipe.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
2 Hr



  • 1 medium
    head green cabbage, cut into 4 wedges
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    bacon grease, for brushing, or olive oil
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    salt, kosher variety, to taste
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    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
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    garlic powder, to taste
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    red pepper flakes, to taste

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    lemon wedges
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    creamy salad dressing, your choice

How to Make Veggie Essentials: Bacon Baked Cabbage Wedges


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 390 (200c).
  4. Cut the cabbage, pole-to-pole into four big wedges.
  5. Brush the cabbage wedges with a generous amount of olive oil, or bacon grease.
  6. Chef’s Note: To help keep the cabbage together, leave the core intact.
  7. Chef’s Tip: To help keep the cabbage together, I will sometimes impale the wedge with a bamboo skewer.
  8. Sprinkle the wedges with some salt, pepper, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes.
  9. Place on a parchment lined, rimmed baking sheet, fitted with a rack.
  10. Place into the preheated oven for 2 hours, or until the cabbage is tender, and the fringes are a nice yummy dark brown.
  11. Chef's Tip: Keep an eye on the cabbage and make sure it does not burn.
  13. Drizzle with some fresh lemon juice, and add a bit of your favorite creamy dressing. Enjoy.
  14. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Veggie Essentials: Bacon Baked Cabbage Wedges

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy

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