Roasted Sweet & Spicy Cabbage

sweet and spicy cabbage made with ghee, hot sauce and maple syrup

Roasted Sweet & Spicy Cabbage

This roasted sweet & spicy cabbage has quickly turned into one of our favorite side dishes!  

And it is so easy to make you don’t even need a recipe.  Basically, it is just organic cabbage tossed in ghee and your favorite hot sauce, roasted, then drizzled with maple syrup.

We like to use a local brand of hot sauce called Yellowbird Jalapeño Sauce but there are so many gluten free spicy sauces you can try!  

Franks RedHot, Sriracha, Cholula…

Of course, if butter doesn’t bother you and you aren’t dairy-free then you can substitute that for the ghee.  And if not using ghee a vegan butter or even olive oil would probably work as well.    

And if you don’t want to use maple syrup, you could substitute the sweetener, too.  You could use cayenne date nectar, agave, honey…

  1. I just cut up the cabbage into thin strips, minus the outer leaves and core.  Place onto a baking sheet.
  2. Pour melted ghee over the cabbage and then heavily drizzle with hot sauce.  
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  
  4. Then bake for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees F.  
  5. After you pull it out of the oven drizzle lightly with maple syrup and toss it all up with a fork.  

And that is it!  Delicious Sweet & Spicy Cabbage!  Super versatile side dish!

fried chicken tenders with roasted cabbage

We love to have it with gluten free fried chicken tenders or sausage.  I bet we could turn it into some kind of phenomenal taco, too.  I’ll have to think about that…

One of the nice things, too is that I’m always looking for ways to use up cabbage and this certainly fits the bill.

And my picky eater husband devours it.  So yay!  Oh and these are the before pics.  The cabbage will shrink down and turn a deep purple when done.  Enjoy!  🙂

gluten-free roasted sweet and spicy cabbage

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Deana Larkin Evans

You get one life - do your best to ENJOY IT! So hi, I'm Deana. This food blog is all about cooking wholesome real food and developing gluten-free recipes for some of our favorite comfort foods. I had to start eating gluten-free in 2010, then cut dairy and casein (except for the occasional Parmesan) in 2014. We learned A2 casein (goat, sheep and buffalo milk) is easier to digest than the predominate A1 form in cow milk. So we brought back goat milk dairy into our recipes in 2016. Thank goodness, right! So I'm kind of a science nerd, too. In the '90s, I earned an undergrad degree in biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em! Then followed up with a PhD in biochemistry and a law degree from the University of Houston. I recently earned a certificate in genomics/sequence analysis from Johns Hopkins University, where I also took a very cool food microbiology course. Currently, I'm learning about the microbiome and gut health. And trying to come up with healthy recipes to feed those gut bugs! #feedthegutbugs

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