Air fryer Cabbage is so tasty with Italian-inspired flavor! Super easy and only a few ingredients needed - making this a simple side dish to prepare.
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Why You'll ❤️ Air Fried Cabbage
"This Italian inspired air fryer cabbage recipes is so simple to prepare ad tastes so great. The cabbage gets a delicious slightly crispy outside and tender on the inside. Enjoy!" -Kori
Want more easy (yet totally delicious) cabbage recipes? Make sure to try Italian Roasted Cabbage Slices, Roasted Red Cabbage, or this fresh Red Cabbage Salad with Apples and Walnuts. Tasty!
Okay, five ingredients and about 20 minutes cook time and you've got yourself a delicious vegetable side dish. Toss the cabbage wedges with the olive oil and seasoning an air fry. That's it.
I NEVER used to like cabbage until I was an adult and made roasted cabbage. So so good. I have been converted and now I make cabbage a lot.
This version has an Italian spin and is topped with cheese. You can go wrong with cheese, right? Unless you're going dairy-free. If so, simply omit it. It will still be good!
This air fried cabbage recipe is quite healthy! This recipe is gluten-free, low carb, keto, and has no added sugar.
🥘 What You'll Need
Here are the ingredients and equipment you'll need to make air fryer cabbage:
Cabbage - I used green cabbage, but you can also use red cabbage.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Garlic Powder - I recommend using garlic powder instead of minced garlic because fresh garlic burns very easily. If you want to use fresh, add it near the end of cooking.
Parmesan Cheese - Top the cabbage with parmesan at the end. Cotija cheese is also a fantastic cheese to top this cabbage with.
Salt and Pepper to taste
For exact ingredient quantities, please see the recipe card below!
Equipment and tools needed to make this recipe:
- Air Fryer - I use the Ninja Foodi which air fries and pressure cooks, but this Instant Pot Air Fryer is a great model too.
🔪 How To Make It
Here's how to make cabbage in air fryer:
For complete instructions, please see the printable recipe card below.
Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F for 5 minutes.
Mix olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
Toss Cabbage with Seasoning
Place cabbage wedges in a large bowl and coat with olive oil and seasoning mixture.
Place wedges in the air fryer basket and cook 15 to 20 minutes, flipping after 10 minutes. The cabbage is done when it is fork tender. (Note: the thicker your slices, the longer it will take.)
🥗 How To Serve
Here are some ways you can serve this air fryer cabbage:
- Goes great with these air fryer recipes: Chicken Tenders, Crab Cakes, Salmon Patties.
- Serve it for breakfast with some cooked crumbled bacon and eggs.
- Cook in slices instead of wedges and top with a burger patty, pulled pork, or something with gravy or a sauce like beef stroganoff
Here are a few ways you can vary or make substitutions to this recipe:
- Make it dairy free by omitting the cheese.
- Sprinkle the cabbage with any favorite cheese - it doesn't have to be parmesan.
- Play around with the herbs and try different seasoning.
- You can cut into cabbage "steaks" (slices) instead of wedges if you want.
💭 Top Tips
- There is a variance in cooking times and temperature among air fryer brands. The first time you make this recipe watch the asparagus carefully and take note of any time and temperature adjustments you had to make for the next time you make this recipe.
- The thicker the slices the longer they will take to cook. Keep your slices about 1 to 1-1/2" thick.
- Adjust salt and pepper to taste after cooking.
- Add a couple of tablespoons of water to the bottom of the air fryer drawer or pan to help reduce smoke from the fryer. Check your manufacturer instructions to see if it is okay to add a little water to your unit before doing so though.
Yes! You can air fry cabbage at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes or until tender. Cut the cabbage into 1" to 1-1/2" slices. See the full recipe below for details.
Preheat the fryer to 350 F for 5 minutes. Toss 1 pound cabbage with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Air fry for 10 minutes, turn the cabbage over. Continue cooking for 10 to 15 more minutes or until tender.
To reheat cabbage in an air fryer, preheat to 350F for 5 minutes. Place cabbage in the basket and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until heated through.
Cook cabbage in the air fryer for 20 to 25 minutes (or until tender) at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
How to store air fryer cabbage after cooking
Store cooked cabbage in an air-tight container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Is cabbage keto?
Yes, cabbage is keto. 1/8 of a head of cabbage has only 4.7 net carbs. For more information on what foods are keto, see my keto food list.
✔️ More Air Fryer Side Dishes
If you are looking for more delicious air fryer side dishes, here are a few of my favorites! 🙂
- Air Fryer Green Beans
- Air Fryer Broccoli Recipe
- Frozen Broccoli in Air Fryer Recipe
- Air Fryer Broccoli and Cauliflower
- Air Fryer Beets With Rosemary and Balsamic Glaze
- Asparagus in Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes
- Air Fryer Cheese Curds
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Air Fryer Cabbage
- ½ medium about 5" in diameter head cabbage, sliced into 4 wedges
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
- 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
- Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F for 5 minutes.
- Mix olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
- Place cabbage wedges in a large bowl and coat with olive oil and seasoning mixture.
- Place wedges in the air fryer basket and cook 15 to 20 minutes or until tender, flipping after 10 minutes.
- Adjust seasoning to liking. Serve and enjoy!
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Pattie Grissom says
Going to make tonight well give update later
Thanks for giving it a try! Hope you enjoy! 🙂
Attempting to flip them turned it all into a mess. Taste good, but very ugly. Maybe a skewer to hold it together next time. Good recipe! Thanks!
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the recipe despite them falling apart when you flipped them! 🙂
I'm making this right now. Smells very good but the cabbage wedges did fall apart when turning them over. Should I have left the core in until after cooking?
Hi, leaving the core in helps hold it together but it won't matter to the taste. Even with the core they can fall apart. I use a spatula to flip and that helps too! Enjoy!