Air Fryer Cabbage

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Air fryer cabbage can be served as cabbage steaks or cabbage wedges. This recipe is makes flavorful, tender cabbage while having tasty crispy edges.

Cooking vegetables in the air fryer is so easy! Vegetables like broccoli, mushrooms, corn, and okra can be made quick and simple.

roasted cabbage steak on a plate


These air fryer cabbage steaks are a so tasty and similar to this Brussels sprouts recipe. A delicious way to cook cabbage that is both tender and crispy. Even if you are not the biggest fan of cabbage, this recipe might just change your mind.

Why this recipe works

  • Healthy – A delicious Keto and low carb friendly recipe.
  • Fast – Can be cooked in under 10 minutes.
  • Leftovers – A great way to use leftover cabbage.
  • Versatile – Wonderful side dish or even served as a main course topped with cheese and bacon.
Head of cabbage, oil and seasoned salt

Ingredients needed

Just a few simple ingredients are required for this cabbage recipe.

  • Green cabbage – Cabbage is a low in calories and full of vitamins. One head of cabbage can make about 4-5 steaks depending on the size.
  • Olive oil – This helps to crisp up the outer edges. You could also use avocado oil.
  • Seasoned salt – Adds flavor to the cabbage. Feel free to use your favorite seasoning.

How to cook cabbage in the air fryer

Scroll down for full printable recipe, ingredients and video.

  1. Cut: Cut the end of the cabbage head and either slice cabbage into rounds about 3/4 – inch thick or cut into cabbage wedges.
  2. Water: Add about 1/4 cup water to the very bottom of the air fryer (underneath the basket). This helps to keep the cabbage tender.
  3. Season: Place out cabbage into a single layer in the air fryer basket and brush the top with olive oil and sprinkle on seasonings.
  4. Cook: Cook at 350 degrees F for 4-5 minutes.

head of cabbage and cabbage slice in air fryer

How to cut cabbage for steaks

  • Take off any loose, dark leaves. Cut off the bottom or the “stem” of the cabbage.
  • Cut about 3/4 – inch thick slices from top to bottom of the cabbage head.

How long to cook?

How long do you cook cabbage or other vegetables in the air fryer? You can print off this air fryer cook time sheet to look up what you are making.

When you are cooking cabbage, you can start with a cook time of 5 minutes. If you like your cabbage crispier, try adding 1-2 minutes of cook time.

Recipe Tips

  • Cut – The cabbage can be cut into rounds or wedges. Make sure not to stack on top of each other in the air fryer basket so that it cooks evenly.
  • Time – Cook times can vary depending on the air fryer.
  • Dipping sauce – Try serving with your favorite dipping sauce like ranch, sweet potato fry sauce, and boom boom sauce.

How to store

Store: Place the cabbage steaks in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

Reheat: You can reheat in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes or in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 5 minutes.

Freeze: They can be frozen for up to 2 months but the texture does not hold up well.


Seasonings – This recipe uses seasoned salt but you can use other seasonings like salt and pepper, Italian seasoning blend, Old Bay seasoning, or Greek seasoning.

Cabbage – Green cabbage works great for this recipe but you can substitute with purple cabbage or Napa cabbage.

Toppings – Try adding toppings like crumbled bacon, Parmesan cheese, Feta cheese, blue cheese dressing, and more.

roasted cabbage in air fryer


Best temperature for cooking cabbage in the air fryer?

This recipe cooks the cabbage at 350 degrees F for optimal results.

Do you need to oil to cook cabbage in the air fryer?

No, you can omit the oil in the recipe. The oil helps to crisp up the cabbage.

More delicious air fryer recipes

  • Bacon wrapped asparagus – Tender crisp asparagus wrapped in crispy bacon.
  • Meatloaf – Delicious and flavorful meatloaf with a tasty sauce.
  • Shrimp boil – This quick meal is a family favorite.
  • Fajitas – Steak fajitas with peppers and onions made together in the air fryer.

Let me know if you made this easy cabbage recipe.

Sliced roasted cabbage.
5 from 5 votes

Air Fryer Cabbage

By Heather
Easy air fryer cabbage. A simple side dish and easy side dish.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 head cabbage
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Slice cabbage into 3/4 rounds or into wedges.
  • Pour water into the bottom portion of air fryer basket.
  • Place cabbage in air fryer basket being sure not to stack on each other.
  • Brush the top of cabbage with olive oil. Sprinkle with seasoned salt.
  • Set temperature to 350 degrees F and cook for 5 minutes. If you would like the edges crispier, add 1-2 minutes to cook time.



Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 772mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 166mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    Haven’t tried it in the air fryer yet, but now I am so excited to! Looks delicious & I am trying to eat better, so this is the perfect recipe!