This delicious recipe for roasted kohlrabi is easy to make and very different from what you are used to.

roasted kohlrabi with garlic butter

Roasted Kohlrabi with Parmesan Cheese

Growing up, we never ate kohlrabi. In fact, I didn’t even know what it was, and I still think of it as an underrated vegetable. But kohlrabi is incredibly versatile. I usually use it in a nice salad like a broccoli kohlrabi salad. In fact, the taste of raw kohlrabi is delicious. It is very similar to apple and has the same crunch. Ideal for adding to a salad.

But this time I wanted to do something different and decided to see what happens when you roast it. I used a cast iron pan, but of course any ovenproof pan will do. The advantage of a cast iron pan is that it retains the heat well.

Roasted kohlrabi with parmesan and garlic butter

Easy recipe

The recipe for the roasted kohlrabi is really super simple. I had a huge amount of garlic in the house, because I got garlic along with some sprouts from the supplier. Luckily, it was already pureed in a jar. I love that. All in the name of convenience.

For the roasted kohlrabi, I first peel the kohlrabi and then dice it. Since it’s a round skin, the cubes are all a little uneven. Don’t make them too big, because you want them to cook well. Although you can eat kohlrabi raw, that is not what we are doing here.

Then I fry them in a lot of butter with a lot of garlic. Sprinkle it with parmesan cheese and put it in the oven. Depending on how thick or thin you cut the kohlrabi, it will take about 20 minutes in the oven. Serve with fresh parsley and some more grated cheese and you have a delicious side dish.

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A very different way to prepare kohlrabi is to roast it with garlic butter and lots of Parmesan cheese.
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Prep time 10 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes

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  • 1 kohlrabi
  • 50 g butter
  • 2 tsp garlic grated
  • 50 gr Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley chopped

  • Preheat the oven to 200˚C. (400˚F)
  • Clean and slice the kohlrabi into cubes. Heat a frying pan with the butter and garlic and fry the kohlrabi for a few minutes.
  • Remove from heat and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Nutrition Information per portion

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 577mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 856IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 326mg | Iron: 1mg


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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Simone van den Berg

Food blogger from the Netherlands. Loves good food. Likes to create healthy and easy recipes for daily use, but also loves the occasional sweet dish. Lives in the Netherlands with her two cats; Humphrey and Buffy. Profession: Food photographer, food blogger, recipe developer and nutritionist