Side Essentials: Savory Baked Napa Cabbage

Andy Anderson !


Cabbage may not seem like the most exciting thing in the world, but baked up with the right seasoning, and it becomes a side dish that would be worthy of your favorite dishes.

Simple to assemble, and so yummy.

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


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

5 Min



  • 1 medium
    head of napa cabbage
  • ·
    olive oil, as needed
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

  • ·
    crumbled cheese, or parmesan
  • ·
    balsamic vinegar

How to Make Side Essentials: Savory Baked Napa Cabbage


  2. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 400f (205c)
  4. Cut the cabbage into 1/2-inch (1.2cm), and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil, about a teaspoon.
  6. Sprinkle on a bit of salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Place into the preheated oven, and bake until the edges begin to brown, but not blacken, about 25 – 30 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven, and allow to rest for 2 – 3 minutes.
  9. Chef’s Tip: The crispy bits are the absolute best, so try to get as much crispy cabbage as you can, without burning it.
  11. Place on the plate whole, or make it rustic. Drizzle on a bit of vinegar, toss on a bit of cheese (I am thinking feta). Enjoy.
  12. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

Printable Recipe Card

About Side Essentials: Savory Baked Napa Cabbage

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

Show 17 Comments & Reviews

14 Fresh Tomato Dishes for Summer

14 Fresh Tomato Dishes for Summer

Tomatoes are available year-round, but sweet and juicy they are at their prime in the summer. If you grow them, you may be wondering what’s the best way to use fresh tomatoes. By weaving them into as many meals as you can! How about in an easy gazpacho soup or bruschetta? Or, use fresh tomatoes […]

7 Summer Trifles

7 Summer Trifles

Who doesn’t love this lovely layered treat? Dating back to the 18th century, this is a tried and true summer dessert. Perfect for picnics, cookouts, and get-togethers, trifles are a delicious dessert that feed a crowd. Simple, gorgeous, and can be made ahead of time, trifles come in all shapes and sizes and flavors for […]

17 Sundae Topping Ideas

17 Sundae Topping Ideas

There’s nothing better than indulging in a frozen treat on those hot summer days, but it’s time to step up your ice cream game. These delicious sundae toppings will change how you scream for ice cream. From homemade strawberry sauce to skillet peaches to pretzel bites, your taste buds will jump for joy when you […]