Whole Roasted Cabbage "Turkey"
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This can be made ahead. Roast to completion but skip the very last step (roasting at 400° to crisp outer leaves) until you are ready to serve it. The original recipe comes from Domino magazine.
Serves: 4-6
  • 3lb green cabbage
  • 3 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 tsp sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Roasted Veggies
  • 2 yukon potatoes, cubed
  • 1-2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 2 small delicata squashes, quartered
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, minced
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary, minced
  • any other herbs you like
  1. Preheat oven to 400° and position the lower rack on the lowest rung.
  2. Cut the cabbage in half through the base.
  3. In a small bowl use a fork to mash 2 tablespoons of the vegan butter with the salt and pepper.
  4. Carefully pull back the outermost leaf of the cabbage and use your hands to rub the butter mash onto the cabbage. Be careful not to tear the leaf. Press the leaf back down over the cabbage, and coat the outside of it. Coat the cut side with butter too. Do this with both halves.
  5. Place the cabbage cut side down into a baking dish or wide dutch oven. Roast for 35 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and add the remaining 1 tbsp of vegan butter to the tops of the cabbage, letting it melt and drip down to the bottom of the baking dish.
  7. Reduce the oven heat to 250° and roast for another 2-2½ hours. You'll know it is done with a knife slides into the cabbage with little resistance, and the outer leaves are golden.
  8. Turn the oven back up to 400° and roast for 20 minutes to burn the outer leaves. They should get crispy and turn dark brown.
  9. Surround the cooked cabbage halves with roasted veggies (instructions below) and serve.
Roasted veggies
  1. Toss the cut veggies with olive oil, salt, pepper, and herbs.
  2. Spread evenly onto a baking dish, and roast along with the cabbage (if your oven is large enough to fit both) for 35 minutes. If not large enough to fit both, do this after the cabbage is finished.
Recipe by Sweet Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne at https://sweetpotatosoul.com/2019/11/whole-roasted-cabbage.html