Cheesy Cabbage Steaks (Pizza + Mediterranean Style)
This simply put, changed my mind about cabbage forever. If you’ve been following us for a while, you know we love our veggie steak sides in this house and cabbage is no exception. This recipe and method brings out the flavor of the cabbage and you just want to keep eating.
I made it two ways as options for a yummy pizza situation and a more grown up Mediterranean style with pesto and feta. Both taste incredible but the pizza is my favorite only because I am a pizza fanatic.
If you like this recipe you will love my Cheesy Cauliflower Steaks and my Cauliflower Pizza Steaks. All delicious and easy to make side dishes we devour at dinner or for a snack!
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Cheesy Cabbage Steaks (Pizza or Mediterranean Style)
- 1 green cabbage
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp each garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, chili powder, Italian herb blend
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup marinara (or pesto)
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- 2 oz mini pepperonis (or feta cheese + baby peppers)
- dried oregano
- chili pepper flakes
- Preheat your oven to 425℉ and line your large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- DO NOT trim your cabbage stem/core – leave it intact. Slice your cabbage first in half, then into thick slices. You should end up with 6 or 7 slices/steaks.
- In a glass measure cup combine the olive oil, grated parm, spices listed and salt and pepper to taste. Brush this mixture on both sides of each cabbage piece and bake for 30 minutes or until golden.
- Top each steak with 1 tbs of either the marinara or pesto and spread out evenly with the back of your spoon. Sprinkle with mozzarella and top with pepperoni (or feta and min red peppers), dried oregano and chili pepper flakes. Pop back in the oven until cheese is melted – a few minutes.
Just made these with pesto, parm and freshly grated mozzarella on top. Fantastic!! Great way to do cabbage steaks! Thank you!
Hi Ann, Glad you liked them and thank you so much for trying the recipe idea out!
I made the pizza kind and OMG!!! These are delicious. You have to make these healthy cabbage steaks.
Hi Kelly, glad you enjoyed them!
I just made these and THEY ARE INCREDIBLE!!! Seriously delicious!! I didn’t use the chili powder bc of a medical issue, but followed the recipe otherwise. Thank you for this amazing recipe! This is going on my diabetic friendly favorite recipes board for sure!!
Hi Jenelle, glad you liked the cabbage dish and it fits with your needs! Have a beautiful day!
I seen this recipe on tick tock it had two of my favorite ingredients which is pesto and feta cheese definitely have to try it I’m baking them right now and they smell delicious and I hope they taste as delicious as they smell…. wow I am very amazed on the taste it is delicious I give it a five star I recommend it I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did.
Hi Hanna, glad you liked the combination of flavors and tried the recipe out! Thank you so much for the rating and kindness!
I don’t see steak on your ingredients. What kind of steak? How many oz?
Lol, cabbage steaks ~ not 🥩
I am known as the “one time only” …do-something-with-nothing-cook…(comes from Army time away from easy grocery access)…. but…now .aver 70…have been looking for NEW and tastier ways to prepare food…..Just THANKS !!!! !
Hi Karen, glad it resonated with you! thanks for trying out the recipe!!
My son and daughter in law had us over for dinner and made these and they were AMAZING🍽️😋😋
Hi Juanita, wow thanks so much for the rating! Glad they were enjoyed by everyone!!
good low cal meal
OMG so so soooo GOOD thank you for sharing!
Hi Maritza, glad you enjoyed the cabbage!! Cheers!
Omg! So good made both tonight added green olive to the Mediterranean style. Amazing! Cut the cabbage the wrong way🤦♀️ but still was delicious!
Hi Saraijan, So glad you tried it with the green olives! Thanks for sharing!
YUM!! I made the pesto version and they came out amazing, even though I forgot to add mozzarella and only did feta as the toppings. These were a great side dish with my turkey burgers and tzatziki sauce .. perfect pairing. I’ll definitely try the pizza version next. Thank you for making your recipes so accessible. I share them with my clients all the time!
Η πίτσα από λάχανο ήταν τόσο νόστιμη!👌😋
Hi Helene, Σ’ευχαριστω που τη δοκιμασες την σινταγη! Φιλακια!
can not wait to make, thank you !
HI CIndy, hope you enjoy!!!
Thank you. Awesome recipe
Hi Jody, glad you liked it and thanks for the review!
Yum, just made the pizza version. big hit with the family. Especially my wife. Thanks!!
Hi Jeff, Glad the entire family liked them! That’s always a plus!! I also appreciate your kind rating!
These look awesome!! Just wondering; is the nutrition information at the bottom an estimate for one cabbage steak, or for the full recipe? Thanks!
Hi Myst, the recipe is for one cabbage steak!
If you choose the feta and min red peppers, do you still include the mozzarella? How much feta do you use?
Hi Donna, yes, the mozzarella is standard for both versions! The feta is 2 ounces!
This sounds fabulous. Do you think they could be done in the air fryer? On a bake setting perhaps?
Hi Tee, this could definitely work in an air fryer!
Brilliant – will give them a go tonight!
So tasty and easy. I clarified some onions and added – it’s so good.
Hi Bob, love the onion add on! Thanks for trying them out!
yum ! we all enjoyed our healthy cabbage “pizza” was concerned that the cabbage would be under cooked-it wasn’t .I used a bit of browned chopped beef in the sauce instead of pepperoni.
Hi LIz, glad you liked the cabbage steaks! Sounds delicious with the beef!
yum, I made these tonight, I need to slice them thinner, I cooked them longer, my hubby put crushed pineapple on his, I added sliced green onions ! we both agree to make these again, next time I will add a fresh sliced olives also. keeper
We used sauteed veggies (onions, peppers, mushrooms and garlic, and scrambled Italian sausage. Did not use pepperoni, sauce or pesto. It was very delicious.
Hi Karen, Glad you enjoyed the dish and thanks for sharing your feedback with us!!
Super easy! Love how you can get really creative with these. Really filling and satisfying. Added a few more toppings such as roasted cherry tomatoes, kalamatas and thin sliced pesto chicken. Turned the oven off when they were done and let them sit until they were well done and the juices flowed. Everyone loved them. Will definitely make these again.
Hi Heather, those toppings sound amazing!
The pizza ones are DELICIOUS!!! Thank you!
Hi Sue, glad they were enjoyed!
amazing transformation of the humble cabbage. This recipe is a keeper
Hi Sandra, well said! Thanks for the review!