Learn how to cook cabbage in the air fryer! These air fryer cabbage steaks are brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with a simple BBQ seasoning. You’ll love how easy these roasted cabbage wedges are to make. This air fryer side dish is a great way to use up leftover cabbage and boost your veggie intake! You can use green cabbage or red cabbage in this air fryer recipe.
What’s tender in the middle, crispy on the edges, and delicious all over? This air fryer cabbage recipe, that’s what!
Before anyone gets mad, I just want to say that these cabbage steaks are not meant to take the place of your rib eye. This vegan side dish is not pretending to be something it’s not. You’re still going to need to add a protein-packed main dish to your meal.
It could be a burger, a steak, or maybe some smoked tofu if you want to keep things plant-based. Please remember cabbage is firmly in the vegetable group and not a protein group food. It’s not going to give you the protein and the same range of B vitamins you get with your protein foods.
- 10 ounces fresh cabbage (283 grams)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- BBQ seasoning
- cooking oil spray
Slice the cabbage into two “steaks” that each measure ½-inch (1.27 cm) thick and 4½-inches (11.4 cm) in diameter. It’s important to cut them to a uniform thickness for the most even cooking.
Mist your air fryer tray with cooking spray. Put the cabbage wedges in a single layer on the tray. (You may have to cook them in two batches if you have a small air fryer)
Brush the tops and sides of the cabbage steaks with olive oil (use it all). Sprinkle the BBQ seasoning on liberally. Put the tray with the cabbage in the air fryer (use the top rack position for air fryer ovens).
Air fry the cabbage for a total of 16 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190C). Flip the cabbage 10 minutes into the cooking time and sprinkle with more seasoning.
Feel free to add more cooking time if the cabbage isn’t done to your liking. If you notice the edges getting too crispy during cooking, I recommend eating the evidence. (The crispy pieces are the best part!) Enjoy!