Cabbage Roll Casserole is Keto friendly and low-carb solution to your cabbage roll cravings. Simple, easy and delicious. This is sure to become a family favorite.
Cabbage Roll Casserole, otherwise known as unstuffed Cabbage Roll Casserole is one of those dishes that is just too easy and packs a flavorful punch without all the carbs. It easily has become a weekly staple in our household especially as cabbage keeps going on sale in the grocery store! See why it’s loved by everyone for yourself.
Cabbage Roll Casserole 101
How to store your casserole: Like many foods, this casserole is best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When propertly stored, this dish will last for 3-5 days.
Can I freeze cabbage roll casserole? Absolutely! If you’re going to have leftovers and want to save for later, portion out and place in a air tight container or wrap with foil/plastic. Then place in a freezer bag. Cooked cabbage has quite a long shelf life in the freezer (up to 12 months) but we recommend eating this casserole within 3 months.
Can I still have rice on low carb/Keto? If you want to go a little more traditional but still stay low carb, we recommend cauliflower rice, which can be added or layered under the casserole serving.
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Twist on family traditions
Cabbage rolls are certainly not new to the dinner table my grandmother would make these every family event and we’ve ALWAYS loved them, although the unstuffed cabbage roll casserole is a much easier way to get the flavor without all the extra work. This dish has roots in ancient middle east and across Europe.
So here we are, in modern times, taking this dish to the next level with a little bit of creativity and without excess carbs in mind.
Not being sure how well this would be received with a more traditional family member, we gave it a try. “We’re trying something new tonight at dinner, you’re going to like it” was met with a raised eyebrow. The skepticism continued as we began to whip up this magically dish.
Then the smells took over the kitchen and mom, who is the pickiest of eaters and an avid lover of old school cabbage rolls (but not all the work they required), comes to the table curious.
Spoiler alert, one bite and she was in love. “This tastes like your grandma’s cabbage rolls!” A little explanation of how it was made and she was in disbelief. Too easy, she says. We agree!
And that is how this cabbage roll casserole has become a weekly staple in our household.
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What to serve with Unstuffed Cabbage Roll
This classic dish with a twist pairs very well with some other classic dishes with a twist, in keeping with a Keto/Low Carb diet. A few options include:
- Cauliflower mashed potatoes, creamy, dreamy and oh-so-good!
- Oven roasted broccoli to help kick up your veggie count a notch or two.
- Stuffed mushrooms with tomato and feta bring a complimentary nibble worth flavor to the table.
We don’t want to forget about dessert. Our favorite follow up to this dish is our Mock Apple Pie. Yum!
How Many Net Carbs in Cabbage Roll Casserole
6 Net Carbs per serving! The great part about this casserole is how filling it is, so keep this in mind. The recipe makes around 8 servings total, but sometimes we end up eating a smaller portion.
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Cabbage Roll Casserole
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1 green bell pepper chopped
- 2-3 cloves garlic minced
- 14 oz can of diced tomatoes
- 8-9 cups green cabbage 1 small head, cored and chopped
- .5 tbsp smoked paprika
- .5 tsp garlic powder
- .5 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
- 1 tsp black pepper (or to taste)
- 1.5 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- In a large saute pan over medium high heat brown beef. ( If there is excess beef fat of a couple Tablespoons remove excess fat).
- Add onion, garlic, bell pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes, or until onions being to get tender.
- Add diced tomatoes, cabbage, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Stir together. Cover pan with a lid and cook for 18-25 minutes, or until cabbage and peppers are tender. Season with additional salt and pepper here, if needed)
- Top with shredded cheese and cover again until cheese is melted.
- Spoon into a bowl, garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!