Air Fryer Cabbage

air fryer cabbage

Air Fryer Cabbage is a great gluten-free and low carb side dish that you can make for the whole family and requires minimal prep time. 

This is perfect when you are looking for a healthy side dish to add to a simple dinner recipe using delicious napa cabbage.

If you’re anything like me, if I can throw it in the air fryer, it makes any vegetables that much easier to eat, so this easy side dish recipe is perfect!

Ingredients needed for making Air Fryer Cabbage:

air fryer cabbage ingredients

  • Small head green cabbage
  • Yellow or white sweet onion
  • Minced garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt 
  • Pepper

Supplies needed for this Air Fryer Cabbage Recipe:

Different spices and seasonings to use for this savory cabbage side dish:

If you want to switch up this simple recipe, a great way to do that is to add different seasonings to toss cabbage in:

  1. Ranch packet
  2. Onion powder
  3. Garlic powder
  4. Italian seasoning
  5. Old bay seasoning
  6. Season salt 
  7. Sprinkle of parmesan cheese
  8. Bacon bits (this might be on the less healthy side)

Ways to slice cabbage:

For this recipe, we will use it chopped, but when you want to get the cabbage core out of the way, you can cut the cabbage into cabbage wedges or cabbage steaks as well. 

how to make cabbage in the air fryer

How to store cabbage leftovers:

If you have any leftovers for the cabbage, place it in an air-tight container and store it in the fridge for 3-5 days for the best texture of the tender cabbage.  

How to make Air Fryer Cabbage:

 Step 1: Slice cabbage

Slice the cabbage into slices and chop it. 

Step 2: Cut the onion

Slice the onion into bite-sized pieces.

Step 3: Combine onion and cabbage

After cutting up the cabbage and onion, place them in a small mixing bowl and mix them together.

Step 4: Season the cabbage mixture

cooked cabbage in the air fryer

Place cabbage and onion into the air fryer basket and liberally spray the cabbage and onion mixture with oil. 

Then, add minced garlic, salt, and pepper, mixing it all around so everything is coated as evenly as possible.

*Cook in batches if you need to double the recipe*

Step 5: Cook air fryer cabbage

air fryer cabbage

Air fry at 350 degrees F or 177 degrees C for 5 minutes.

After the 5 minutes, stir the cabbage and turn the air fry back on for another 5 minutes at 350 degrees F or 177 degrees C.

Optional: Stir. Bump up heat to 380 degrees F or 193 degrees for 2-3 minutes for extra crispiness.

The best air fryer vegetable recipes

When you are in a slump and need to change up dinner time, give these quick and easy vegetable recipes a try to add to any dinner entree!

  1. Air Fryer Roasted Fall Vegetables
  2. Air Fryer Stuffed Mini Peppers
  3. Air Fryer Radishes

air fryer cabbage

Final Thoughts

For a new, simple, and delicious side dish to serve with any dinner recipe, this air fryer cabbage is a great option! Not only are there just a few ingredients, but it can come together fairly quickly and is a great healthy side dish recipe.

What other seasonings do you think would make this recipe stand out even more?

Dinner recipe to serve with air fryer cabbage:

air fryer cabbage

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air fryer cabbage

Air Fryer Cabbage

Air Fryer Cabbage is such an easy and versatile side dish recipe that has great flavor and you can pair it with your favorite dinner recipe.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2
Adjust Servings: 2




  • Slice the cabbage
  • Slice the onion
  • Mix together the cabbage and onion together in a bowl.
  • Add to the air fryer basket.
  • liberally spray the cabbage and onion mixture with oil. Add salt and pepper. Mix around so it evenly coats everything.
  • Air fry at 350 °F for 5 minutes.
  • Stir air fry for another 5 minutes at 350 °F
  • Optional: Stir. Bump up heat to 380 °F for 2-3 minutes for extra crispiness.


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 42mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g

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Ingredients: Black pepper, Cabbage, Garlic, Olive oil, Salt, Yellow Onion
Meal Type: Side Dish, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb and Keto, Meatless
Categories: Vegetables, Air Fryer

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