Air Fryer Cabbage

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Air fryer cabbage is tender and flavorful with just a hint of crispness on the outside thanks to cooking it in the air fryer.

Closeup overhead shot of air fryer cabbage

If you love cabbage, then you’re in for a treat. This delicious cabbage recipe is ready in just minutes, and it has a delicious combination of flavor and texture that everyone always loves.

Air Fryer Cabbage

I love cabbage. From creamed cabbage to using it in soups, cabbage is one of my favorite recipes. Lately, I’ve been loving the flavor and texture I get when I make it in the air fryer.

Closeup shot of forkful of air fryer cabbage.

Ingredients

It takes less than a handful of ingredients to make this delicious recipe.

Air Fryer Cabbage

  • cabbage
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
Closeup shot of oil in a small bowl next to salt and pepper shakers

Instructions

Just a few minutes and a few simple steps are all it takes to make this cabbage recipe.

Step 1: Cut cabbage into 4 quarters.  

Step 2: Cut the core out.

Step 3: Chop each quarter into 1-inch pieces.

Step 4: Place cut cabbage in a large bowl. 

Step 5: Add olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Stir well until all cabbage is coated.

Olive oil being poured from a small bowl over a bowl of cabbage

Step 6: Put coated cabbage in your greased air fryer basket.

Overehead shot of seasoned cabbage in air fyer basket

Step 7: Air fryer cabbage in 2 batches at 400ºF for 16-18 minutes.  Be sure to stir a few times to be sure cabbage is cooking evenly and not burning.

Overhead shot of cooked cabbage in air fryer

Equipment

You’ll only need a few basic pieces of kitchen equipment to make this recipe.

  • Measuring cup and spoon
  • Large bowl
  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Air fryer

Substitutions

Vegetable Oil: If you don’t have olive oil, vegetable oil will work.

Sea Salt: Sea salt is a great alternative to table salt.

Overhead shot of air fryer cabbage in bowl

Options

Looking for ways to change up this air fryer cabbage? Here are some suggestions.

Red Pepper Flakes: Add red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.

Simple Vinaigrette: Top this cabbage with a simple vinaigrette.

Tips:

  • Always preheat your air fryer for best results.
  • Always spray your air fryer basket with nonstick spray to prevent sticking.
  • Chop your cabbage up into chunks that are 1 to 1 1/2-inches in size. Small enough to be bite size, but large enough to air fry perfectly.
Closeup shot of air fryer cabbage in bowl

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FAQ

How long will cooked cabbage last?

Store this cabbage in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

What does this cabbage taste like?

It’s tender on the inside and full of that strong cabbage flavor we all love. It also has a bit of crunch and browned flavor around the edges.

What should I serve with cabbage?

Almost any beef, chicken, or pork recipe is great with this cabbage recipe.

Bowlful of air fryer cabbage

Air Fryer Cabbage

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Yield: 8 servings

Air Fryer Cabbage

Air Fryer Cabbage

This air fryer cabbage is tender and full of rich cabbage flavor. It also adds a nice layer of crunch and browned flavor around the edges.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cabbage
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut cabbage into 4 quarters.  
  2. Cut the core out.
  3. Chop each quarter into 1-inch pieces.
  4. Place cut cabbage in a large bowl. 
  5. Add olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Stir well until all cabbage is coated.
  6. Put coated cabbage into your greased air fryer basket.
  7. Air fryer cabbage in 2 batches at 400ºF for 16-18 minutes.  Be sure to stir a few times to be sure cabbage is cooking evenly and not burning.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 96Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 303mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 2g

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