Air Fryer Cabbage Steaks

These thick-cut cabbage wedges are seasoned to perfection and air-fried to crispy golden brown, delivering a surprisingly satisfying and flavorful side dish.

Perfect for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone looking for a lighter alternative to starchy options, air fryer cabbage steaks are quick, easy to make, and incredibly versatile.


  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper


1. Prep the cabbage: Cut the stem off the cabbage and remove any tough outer leaves. Slice the cabbage head into 1/2-inch thick rounds. You should get about 4-6 steaks, depending on the size of the cabbage.

2. Season the cabbage: Drizzle both sides of the cabbage steaks with olive oil or melted butter. Season generously with salt, pepper, and your desired spices.

3. Air fry: Preheat your air fryer to 360°F (180°C). Place the cabbage steaks in a single layer in the air fryer basket. You may need to work in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

4. Cook the cabbage: Air fry for 10-15 minutes, or until the cabbage is tender and golden brown. For crispier edges, cook for closer to 15 minutes.

  • Tip: If your air fryer tends to cook unevenly, flip the cabbage steaks halfway through cooking.

5. Serve: Enjoy your air-fried cabbage steaks hot! You can serve them plain, with a drizzle of your favorite sauce, or topped with fresh herbs like parsley.

Here are some additional tips:

  • For extra flavor, you can marinate the cabbage steaks in a mixture of olive oil, vinegar, herbs, and spices before air frying.
  • If your cabbage steaks are very thick, you may need to increase the cooking time by a few minutes.
  • Be careful not to overcrowd the air fryer basket, as this will prevent the cabbage from cooking evenly.

I hope this helps you make delicious air-fried cabbage steaks!

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