Roasted Cabbage with Cheese Sauce

There’s not a Thanksgiving that goes by without Roasted Cabbage with Cheese Sauce on the table. It’s one of those dishes, where tradition and taste meet deliciously. Ever since I came up with roasting the cabbage it’s been a family staple. So try adding Roasted Cabbage with Cheese Sauce your family table this holiday season, your family will thank you for it. Roasted Cabbage with Cheese Sauce

Just Add Cheese Sauce

I grew up eating a lot of broccoli and cauliflower. My mom would glean the local vegetable farmer’s field and bring home laundry baskets full of the leftover cruciferous vegetables. Then we would blanch, chill, bag and freeze until the basket was empty and then we would start over.

Like I said we ate a lot of broccoli and cauliflower. After a couple of months, we started to tire of broccoli and cauliflower. There is only so much you can eat, right. Just as we were getting tired my mom knew when to pull out the big guns, cheese sauce. There is something about a cruciferous vegetable covered in cheese sauce that is irresistible.

Roasted Cabbage with Cheese Sauce

Roasted Cabbage with Cheese Sauce

Enter cabbage with cheese sauce. This is actually a baked dish so much tastier and divine than broccoli or cauliflower with cheese sauce that might possibly border on heavenly. It’s not Christmas or Thanksgiving without Cabbage and Cheese Sauce, yes it is that good. But like most good things it has a drawback, it can become dreadfully watery if the cabbage is not drained properly. Or in some unfortunate cases even IF drained properly, go figure.

Roasted Cabbage

I think I fixed that. The simple act of roasting the cabbage before adding cheese sauce and baking seems to do away with the awful watery mess. Plus the absolute BEST part of cabbage with cheese sauce is the browned cabbage bits achieved during baking. Now those browned bits are built right in due to the roasting, yeah browned bits!

Print Recipe
Roasted Cabbage with Cheese Sauce
There's not a Thanksgiving that goes by without Roasted Cabbage with Cheese Sauce on the table. It's one of those dishes, where tradition and taste meet deliciously.
Roasted Cabbage with Cheese Sauce
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Alaskan, American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Roasted Cabbage
  • 1 (4) pound cabbage washed and split into 10-12 pieces each with aof core
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
Cheese Sauce
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups grated cheese cheddar medium or sharp works well
  • salt to taste
  • pepper taste
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Alaskan, American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Roasted Cabbage
  • 1 (4) pound cabbage washed and split into 10-12 pieces each with aof core
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
Cheese Sauce
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups grated cheese cheddar medium or sharp works well
  • salt to taste
  • pepper taste
Roasted Cabbage with Cheese Sauce
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
Roasted Cabbage
  1. heat the oven to 375˚
  2. lay cabbage slice on baking sheets, drizzle with 2 TBSP olive oil, sprinkle on the teaspoon of salt, roast 30-40 minutes or until it's cooked and browned
  3. remove, cool slightly and chop with kitchen scissors to bite-sized pieces, removing the core if you desire, set aside while making cheese sauce
  4. bake for 20-25 minutes in a 350˚
Cheese Sauce
  1. in a small sauce over medium heat melt the butter
  2. when it's melted add the flour and cook stirring constantly for 2 minutes
  3. slowly add the milk, whisking constantly
  4. cook for 2-3 minutes more, stirring constantly
  5. when the white sauce/bechamel sauce is thickened add the cheese
  6. stirring until all the cheese is melted
  7. remove from heat
  8. taste and add salt and pepper as desired
Roasted Cabbage with Cheese Sauce
  1. lightly butter a 2 qt baking dish
  2. add the cabbage and 3/4 of the cheese sauce, toss together
  3. pour remaining sauce over the cabbage
  4. cover and bake at least 10-15 minutes but you can continue baking for at least another 20, it's very forgiving
Recipe Notes
  • To make this dish ahead of time simply store the roasted cabbage and the cheese sauce separately, then combine in a buttered dish and bake until heated through

 

I’m updating this old post with new photos but I wanted to keep this nugget from 10 years ago. So cute!

Here’s a shot of my kids holding up the ribbons they won from the state fair.