Cabbage Steaks au Poivre


We gave steak au poivre a vegetarian spin by using tender cabbage in place of the steak. Crushed black pepper and the classic brandy-based sauce both seep into the folds of the sweet roasted cabbage, making every bite special.

a recipe photo of the Cabbage Steaks Au Poivre
Photo: Photographer: Rachel Marek, Food stylist: Annie Probst
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 4 3/4-inch-thick slices green cabbage (from 1 medium head)

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 2 teaspoons peppercorns, roughly crushed

  • ¼ cup minced onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • 2 tablespoons brandy or cognac

  • ¾ cup low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

  • ½ cup half-and-half


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Brush both sides of cabbage slices with 2 tablespoons oil. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place on the prepared baking sheet, cover with foil and roast for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and flip the cabbage steaks. Sprinkle with crushed peppercorns; press to adhere. Roast, uncovered, until browned and tender, about 15 minutes more.

  3. Meanwhile, when the cabbage has 15 minutes left in the oven, make the sauce: Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and thyme; cook, stirring often, until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add brandy (or cognac); cook, stirring, until almost evaporated, about 45 seconds. Add broth, half-and-half and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and reduced to about 2/3 cup, 8 to 10 minutes.

  4. Serve the cabbage drizzled with the sauce.


Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

216 Calories
14g Fat
15g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 216
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Vitamin A 353IU 7%
Vitamin C 94mg 104%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 3mcg 1%
Vitamin K 4mcg 3%
Sodium 372mg 16%
Calcium 135mg 10%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 3mg 1%
Potassium 451mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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