Cabbage steaks with crispy pancetta and Parmesan

Nutritional Benefits

  1. High in fiber: Cabbage contains a good amount of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and helps maintain a healthy digestive system.
  2. Rich in vitamins: Cabbage is packed with essential vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin B6. These vitamins contribute to overall immune health, blood clotting, and energy metabolism.
  3. Antioxidant properties: Cabbage contains antioxidants that help protect the body from oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  4. Low in calories: Cabbage is a low-calorie vegetable, making it a great choice for those looking to manage their weight.
  5. Good source of minerals: Cabbage provides important minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium, which are necessary for maintaining healthy bones and muscle function.


  1. 1 head of cabbage
  2. 4 slices of pancetta
  3. 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  4. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  5. Salt and pepper to taste

Processing Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Remove any outer leaves from the cabbage and cut it into 1-inch thick slices.
  3. Place the cabbage slices on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cabbage steaks are tender and slightly crispy.
  5. In the meantime, cook the pancetta in a skillet over medium heat until crispy.
  6. Remove the cabbage steaks from the oven and top them with crispy pancetta and grated Parmesan cheese.
  7. Return the baking sheet to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Tips and Recommendations

- Make sure to choose a firm and fresh cabbage for the best results.
- You can experiment with different seasonings and spices to enhance the flavor of the dish.
- Serve the cabbage steaks as a side dish or as a main course accompanied by a protein of your choice.
- To make the dish vegetarian, omit the pancetta and increase the amount of Parmesan cheese.
- For added crunch, sprinkle some breadcrumbs on top of the cabbage steaks before baking.
- Don't forget to adjust the cooking time based on your oven's temperature and the desired level of crispiness.

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