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A tan color baking dish filled with low carb cabbage roll casserole
Low Carb Cabbage Roll Casserole
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Substituting cauliflower rice for white or brown rice is what makes this a Low Carb Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole. I promise that you'll never even miss the rice. The flavor is spot-on!
Course: healthy side dish, low carb recipe, Main Course
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Keyword: low carb casserole, low carb unstuffed cabbage casserole
Servings: 8
Calories: 380 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée - Kudos Kitchen
  • 1 head cauliflower cut into 2" florets and riced (in batches) in a food processor
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ head green cabbage cored, and cut into shreds
  • 1 medium onion rough chopped (your favorite variety)
  • 3 teaspoon salt divided
  • teaspoon pepper divided
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 5-6 slices bacon precooked and crumbled
  • 2 pounds ground beef browned
  • olive oil spray
  • shredded cheddar cheese optional
  1. In a large saute pan with high sides, melt the butter and olive oil over medium/ high heat. Add the riced cauliflower and saute for 4-5 minutes.

  2. Add the onion, shredded cabbage, precooked bacon, garlic, teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  3. Continue sauteing until the cabbage wilts down in the pan, and all the flavors have combined (approximately 10 minutes).

  4. Remove the cabbage mixture to a large bowl and set aside.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  6. In the same large skillet, brown the ground beef over high heat until no pink remains. Stir in the remaining salt and pepper.

  7. Add the browned beef to the bowl with the cabbage mixture and stir to combine.

  8. Spray the casserole dish with the olive oil spray and spoon the cabbage/beef mixture evenly into the dish. 

  9. Cover the casserole dish with a lid (or use foil) and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the lid, add cheese if desired (not shown), and continue baking for an additional 10 minutes.
Recipe Notes

As a time saver, this casserole can be made ahead and refrigerated before baking and serving.

If refrigerating, make sure you bring the casserole to room temperature before baking or increase the baking time by half.


tools and equipment:

large casserole dish, large skillet, chef's knife, cutting board, food processor,  large bowl, wooden spoon or spatula, measuring spoons, measuring cups

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Cabbage Roll Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 380 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 1108mg48%
Potassium 727mg21%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Vitamin C 56.7mg69%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.