Roasted Cabbage Steaks with Bacon & Garlicky Creme Fraiche

Roasted Cabbage Steaks topped with Bacon & Garlicky Creme Fraiche on a cookie sheet.


These Roasted Cabbage Steaks are topped with crispy bacon and drizzled with a garlicky creme fraiche sauce. They’re a decadent treat for when you’re trying to eat a bit healthier.

Roasted Cabbage Steaks topped with bacon & garlicky creme fraiche.

Now that the holidays have passed, it’s time to start thinking about eating a bit healthier, but that doesn’t mean that dinner can’t still be delicious! This recipe for roasted cabbage steaks is going to prove that to you – Promise. The reason? I’m not leaving off any of the good stuff… There’s bacon and there’s an amazingly delicious drizzle made of creme fraiche, lemon juice, dijon mustard and a bit of garlic.

I once heard that to make the perfect steak, you need to balance out the fat with a bit of citrus and salt. So, when you’re done grilling a steak, squeeze a bit of lemon over the top of it and then sprinkle on some flaky sea salt. I took that concept and put it to use on these roasted cabbage steaks – The citrus comes into play with the garlicky creme fraiche sauce and the salt comes from that crispy, smoky bacon. These two play so well together you guys…

For the garlicky creme fraiche, you want to be sure that you get your garlic grated really fine. I use a microplane. However, if you don’t have one, you can also throw all the sauce ingredients into a blender or food processor and let it get nice and smooth in there.

Now let’s talk about the true star of the show – The cabbage.

Slices of cabbage arranged on cookie sheet.

These roasted cabbage steaks take on almost a caramelized quality and the best part (the edges) get all nice and crispy and charred. The key is high heat, and really, a good amount of cooking time – 36 minutes in total with a flip in between. Be sure that you drizzle them with a good bit of olive oil and a hearty dose of salt and pepper before popping them into the oven too.

Look at that beauty…

Roasted Cabbage Steaks out of the oven.

When they’re out of the oven, dress them up with as much or as little of the garlicky creme fraiche sauce as you’d like (you’ll have extra). And feel free to pile on as much bacon as you want… I find myself nibbling on it as it’s cooling, so I always make maybe a strip or two too much. Plus, Sammie the Labradoodle looks at me with those eyes… And she usually gets some bacon bits too.

Roasted Cabbage Steaks topped with Bacon & Garlicky Creme Fraiche on a cookie sheet.

Roasted Cabbage Steaks topped with bacon & garlicky creme fraiche. next to bottle of Pinot Noir. My New Year’s Resolutions do not include drinking less wine, so of course, I had to pair these roasted cabbage steaks with a bottle. I found the perfect wine pairing with a bottle of Cavit Pinot Noir – This pinot is silky smooth with a hint of red berries. It’s earthy notes make a great match with the charred cabbage and the acidity balances out the rich bacon and garlicky creme fraiche.

Cheers to a very Happy New Year!

Roasted Cabbage Steaks topped with Bacon & Garlicky Creme Fraiche on a cookie sheet.

Roasted Cabbage Steaks with Bacon & Garlicky Creme Fraiche

Course: Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 359 kcal

These Roasted Cabbage Steaks are topped with crispy bacon and drizzled with a garlicky creme fraiche sauce. They’re a decadent treat for when you’re trying to eat a bit healthier. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 heads cabbage
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 slices bacon cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ cup creme fraiche
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Stand the cabbage up root end on your cutting board. Cut into ½ inch thick slices, being careful to hold the leaves together. You can leave the core in, it will soften as it cooks.
  3. Arrange the cabbage steaks on two cookie sheets. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 18 minutes, turn over, then roast for 18 additional minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, fry the bacon and make your sauce.
  5. Add the bacon pieces to a skillet set over medium heat. Cook until bacon is crisp and then remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate.
  6. Combine the creme fraiche, lemon juice, dijon mustard and garlic in a small bowl and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. One the cabbage steaks are cooked, drizzle them with the creme fraiche sauce and sprinkle them with the bacon. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Cabbage Steaks with Bacon & Garlicky Creme Fraiche
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 307mg 13%
Potassium 844mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 14g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 8.9%
Vitamin C 210.4%
Calcium 18.5%
Iron 13.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclosure: I teamed up with Cavit to bring you this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Roasted Cabbage Steaks with crispy bacon & garlicky creme fraiche are a decadent treat for when you’re trying to eat a bit healthier. #cabbagesteaks #cabbage #lowcarb #healthy #healthyeating

9 comments

  1. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife

    Ooh fancy cabbage! I love the creativity with this dish! And bacon really does make everything better 😉 Looks amazing, Erin!

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    1. Erin

      Right?! I knew that I had to top these beauties with bacon!

      Reply

  2. Mary

    Awe man, this looks so good!!! I have had a hard time with cabbage in the past, and you can see why in the before picture you have. It can be tough and flavorless. But you can totally tell that after roasting it for that long it gets tender, softened, but with that delicious char. And that topping is spot on! I’m totally making this as a side (you know, for some smoked meat) asap! 🙂

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Oohhh – That will be the perfect pairing Mary!

      Reply

  3. Albert Bevia

    This is such a unique and creative idea, I am loving these cabbage steaks, and that garlicky creme fraiche….wow

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Albert – Cheers!

      Reply

  4. All That I'm Eating

    I love cabbage when it’s cooked like this. Those browned, crispy edges are the best bits!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Isn’t it the best?! Yum!!!

      Reply

  5. Eva

    These look delicious! I love that caramelized, brown crispy part of the cabbage. And bacon is always a nice touch.

    Reply

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