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Quick and Simple Air Fryer Cabbage

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If you’re looking for an easy side dish make this Air Fryer Cabbage! It’s got all the flavor of oven-roasted cabbage but it cooks up so much faster in the air fryer.

Crisp cabbage is cut in wedges, brushed with oil, and sprinkled with salt, pepper, and garlic before being air fried to roasty toasty perfection. In just 13-15 minutes you’ve got easy roasted cabbage.

Simple Air Fryer Cabbage on a serving platter and dish towel.

Why Make Air Fried Cabbage?

If you love oven-roasted cabbage you already know how delicious it is. But if you don’t here’s a quick recap: When you roast vegetables the flavors intensify as it cooks. You’re not cooking out the flavors as like when you boil or steam, you’re cooking IN the flavors.

Roasted vegetables are typically brushed with oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper and your preferred seasonings and cooked in a hot oven on a sheet pan. They’re done when the vegetables are just soft, they have browned crispy bits on the vegetables themselves.

What to serve with Roasted Cabbage?

It pairs perfectly with pasta dishes like this Pesto Pasta. OR this vegetable-loaded stirfry that’s a top “keto shrimp recipes” google hit. Or maybe you’re more of Oven BBQ Pork Chops type of person??

Air fryer cabbage being turned over.

When you roast cabbage in the air fryer you’re getting all the best flavors of oven-roasted vegetables with less work, less time, and also less electricity. A HUGE bonus to roasting vegetables in the air fryer is that your house stays cooler too because you’re not heating up an entire oven for a meal.

Picking up roasted cabbage with a pair of tongs.

But let’s face it the ability to quickly put dinner on the table is the best reason to make air fryer cabbage!! Pair this veggie dish with these quick and easy Oven BBQ Pork Chops!

How to Roast Cabbage In the Air Fryer

It’s SO simple and it’s kind of the same process as oven roasting. You need:

Cut 1 pound of cabbage into wedges for air frying.
  • 1 pound of cabbage cut in wedges
  • olive oil-do not use PAM or other oils with propellents
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Air Fryer, I use a Cosori Basket Style Air Fryer
  • pastry brush for oil

And that’s it! If you love OTHER flavors and seasonings on your roasted vegetables by all means USE THEM! You can add a spicy cajun kick with slap yo mama, or Johnny’s. Try lemon pepper, smoked paprika, or even just red pepper flakes!

Brush cabbage with oil for better coverage.

To cook simply preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes, then lay the wedges in the basket. Brush with oil, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic. Roast at 380° for 13-15 minutes or until they are fork tender.

I don’t spray the oil for these but rather brush it on. I prefer the way brushing it on gets the oil in between all the leaves! You can absolutely use a spay or spritz bottle if you like it. Just don’t use PAM spray in your air fryer.

Easy Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes

Yield: 4 servings

Air Fryer Roasted Cabbage

Simple Air Fryer Cabbage on a serving platter and dish towel.

This air fryer cabbage is so easy to prepare you'll find yourself making it again and again.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 pound cabbage, roughly half a regular size cabbage
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 TBSP olive oil


  1. Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes, the Cosori preheats at 400°
  2. meanwhile cut the cabbage in 4 wedges
  3. when the air fryer is hot lay the wedges in the basket
  4. brush with oil, really get in the layers of the cabbage
  5. sprinkle with salt, garlic, and pepper
  6. set the air fryer to 380° and air fry the cabbage for 15 minutes
  7. check after 8 minutes and turn over to cook evenly
  8. check again in 3-4 minutes so you're no over cooking it
  9. once the cabbage is fork tender your cabbage is ready to serve

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1 thought on “Quick and Simple Air Fryer Cabbage”

  1. We really enjoy cabbage but I’ve never made it in the air-fryer . This method looks tasty and interesting. Thanks


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