Cacio E Pepe Cabbage

// Cacio E Pepe Cabbage

Prep Time

4 mins

Cook Time

3 mins

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to practice your Italian

Cabbage might be our favorite vegetable because of its versatility, and this dish proves it. Cacio e pepe is usually made with a long pasta shape, but in this dish, ribbons of cabbage are complemented by the salty parmesan cheese and spicy black pepper.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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The Medium Deep Dish

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The Medium Deep Dish


  • 2 cups (160g) cabbage, thinly sliced 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1 tablespoon butter, diced 
  • tablespoons parmesan 
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice 
  • black pepper, to taste 
  • salt, to taste


  1. Add cabbage, olive oil, and garlic powder into the Anyday dish and stir to combine. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for  3 minutes, or until cabbage has slightly wilted and is fork-tender.
  3. Add diced butter, lemon juice, parmesan, black pepper, and salt, and stir to combine. Serve immediately.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Top the cabbage with some shaved parmesan for a great visual presentation.
  • For a spicy kick, add a pinch of chili flakes!
  • Try adding a teaspoon of nutritional yeast for an umami boost.

Recipe notes

  • This is a delicious recipe for any kind of cabbage. Use red, green, or any other available kind.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.