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Roasted Kohlrabi With Parmesan Cheese

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Roasted kohlrabi is such a great way to highlight the fresh vegetable. Add a little bit of garlic and Parmesan cheese to make an easy and tasty side dish.

Bowl of roasted chunks of kohlrabi with garlic and Parmesan cheese.

Are you looking for a new way to enjoy kohlrabi? Try roasting it to soften it and bring out a slight natural sweetness.

Kohlrabi can be a bit intimidating if you aren’t sure what to do with it. It just looks like a strange bulb that may seem a bit foreign when you see it in your CSA box or farmer’s market.

Ingredients: kohlrabi, oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and grated Parmesan cheese ready to be used.

More and more it is available in the grocery stores as well. So you should pick some up and give them a try.

Kohlrabi is actually related to cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage. The greens are edible, but usually you will find the bulb being sold on its own.

It can be enjoyed raw in salads or slaws. Or cut it into sticks and enjoy them with your favorite dip.

It is also great cooked. Try tossing it in soups or cook it in a creamy sauce for a tasty side dish.

Preparing Kohlrabi

No matter the recipe, you are going to want to start by peeling the kohlrabi. The outer skin is very fibrous and not enjoyable to eat.

You will also want to remove the core where the stem was attached. After that, the flesh of the bulb can be sliced, cubed or shaved.

Chunks of kohlrabi on sheet pan.

In this particular recipe, I like to do about a 3/4 inch cube. It’s easy to cut and easy to consume.

Toss the chunks in your favorite cooking oil. I find avocado oil or vegetable oil work well for roasting.

The flavor is pretty neutral and the smoke point is high enough to withstand the hot oven temperatures. Then liberally add your favorite spices.

Roasted kohlrabi chunks on pan sprinkled with grated parmesan cheese.

I stuck with garlic, salt and pepper to keep it simple. You can add paprika, thyme or whatever you like.

Roast the cubes of kohlrabi until they are fork tender and slightly caramelized. Then add some Parmesan cheese and put it back in the oven just long enough to melt it and enhance its nutty flavor.

Parmesan cheese melted over roasted kohlrabi cubes, ready to serve.

Then it is ready to enjoy. It is a great side dish for almost any meal. It’s especially perfect with pork chops, chicken or pork tenderloin.

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Small glass bowl filled with roasted kohrabi chunks, ready to eat.

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Bowl of roasted chunks of kohlrabi with garlic and Parmesan cheese.

Roasted Kohlrabi

Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Carlee
Roasted kohlrabi is such a great way to highlight the fresh vegetable. Add a little bit of garlic and Parmesan cheese to make an easy and tasty side dish.
4.89 from 9 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 3 medium kohlrabi bulbs
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Peel kohlrabi and cut inside into bite sized cubes, about 3/4" in size.
    3 medium kohlrabi bulbs
  • Toss kohlrabi cubes in oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
    1 Tablespoon vegetable oil, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Spread over rimmed baking sheet.
  • Roast for 20 minutes.
  • Stir kohlrabi and sprinkle with cheese. Return to the oven for minutes to melt the cheese.
    2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 203mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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