Take-out Tuesday, Grilled Cabbage Steaks with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Now that temps are warming up,

here’s a different and delicious recipe to try on your grill

{I’ll show you how to bake it in your oven too}

Cabbage is cut into thick slices and grilled

then topped with a warm bacon vinaigrette

We had this as a side with BBQ chicken

You could serve it as a main course too, with a slice of garlic bread

Prepare the vinaigrette by first cooking chopped bacon

Remove bacon from skillet and drain

Combine the rendered fat in the skillet with sherry vinegar, mustard, shallot

Add bacon pieces back to skillet and stir

Keep dressing warm while cabbage is cooking

Cut base off cabbage and cut the middle of cabbage into 4 1″ slices,

reserving the smaller top of cabbage for another use

Brush both sides of slices with olive oil and season with salt & pepper

Place cabbage steaks on a preheated grill,

about 450 degrees, for 5 minutes per side

Or roast at 400 degrees on a parchment lined baking sheet

for 25-30 minutes

Place cabbage steaks on plates and pour warm bacon vinaigrette over the top

This recipe is adapted from Traeger Grills

Grilled Cabbage Steaks with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Grill or roast cabbage and top with an irresistible bacon warm bacon dressing for a unique side or main dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Oven Roasting time 30 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Grill
Servings 4


  • 1 large green cabbage
  • 4-6 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 Tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 2 Tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil


  • Slice off stem end and top of cabbage and cut the remaining fat middle section into 4 thick slices about 1 inch thick
  • Brush both sides of cabbage with olive oil and season with salt and pepper
  • Cut bacon into small pieces and fry in skillet until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove to paper towels to drain
  • Add sherry, mustard, garlic and shallot to skillet with rendered bacon fat. Stir and let simmer for 5 minutes. Taste, add salt and pepper and a dash of olive oil if you think it needs more oil.
  • Add bacon pieces back to dressing and keep warm until ready to serve
  • Grill* cabbage slices on a grill that has been preheated to about 450 degrees and cook for 5 minutes on each slde.
  • Serve immediately and top with bacon vinaigrette


*if you prefer to roast the cabbage in the oven, place cabbage on a parchment lined baking sheet and roast at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or heated through and softened.
Keyword bacon dressing, cabbage, cabbage steaks, grilled salad, warm bacon vinaigrette


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28 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Grilled Cabbage Steaks with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette”
  1. I would eat literally anything with BACON :-)) Love the grilled marks on the cabbage steak..this has me long for summer. We had some snow yesterday and this morning….unbelievable! Snow in April..

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    This is a very unique recipe. I will give a try.

  3. Martha says:

    I bet this is so delicious!

  4. Try-try again. You make it look easy. I attempted something similar and the cabbage fell apart while grilling. Your yummy looking bacon topping may lure me back to try again. It really does look wonderful! I think the secret is how you sliced it so thick. Smart lady!

  5. Love this idea! Grilled cabbage is a favorite!

  6. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this sounds yummy, and perfect for the warmer days. I’m always trying to come up with different sides dishes. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Enjoy your day!

  7. Nancy says:

    Another goodie my friend, Jenna! YUM!
    Happy Day to You!

  8. Ricki Treleaven says:

    This sounds great, especially with the bacon vinaigrette! YUMMY!

  9. Very nice Jenna! Grilled cabbage has been on my list of things to try for a very long time-sounds great:@)

  10. This looks amazing. We love grilled cabbage steaks but I have never tried the Bacon Vinaigrette. Now that is a must try! You make the best stuff. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. diane in northern wis says:

    Sure wish I lived next door to you! Everything you make looks so delish!

  12. Bacon adds so much flavor to anything! This really sounds good, Jenna! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Thank you Pam, it’s a nice change up from the usual side dishes. I hate that we have so much rain in the forecast the next few days, this sunny weather has been so lovely!

  13. This really does look perfect for a warm night!

  14. Kitty says:

    Jenna, I love cabbage and always have some in my fridge. I gave grilled cauliflower steaks, but not cabbage ones. These sound heavenly with the bacon! Thank you!

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