Keto Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls Skillet (Quick & Delicious)

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This delicious Keto Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe is a quick and easy one-pan meal that is full of fantastic flavor. The next time you’re wanting a low carb dinner recipe, these skillet cabbage rolls are perfect. 

white plate of low carb unstuffed cabbage rolls with a skillet in the back of the photo

 

LOW CARB UNSTUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS SKILLET

I don’t know about you, but we love one-skillet meals. It’s so nice to have only one pan to wash after dinner. Before we started eating keto, I felt like I had to have multiple sides at dinner. Now that I’ve been eating keto for over three years, I am satisfied with so much less. If you need a side dish, pair a simple leafy green salad alongside this Low Carb Unstuffed Cabbage Skillet. My entire family loved this meal.

A take-off of my very popular Keto Unstuffed Cabbage Soup, this one-skillet version of keto unstuffed cabbage rolls is quick, easy, and satisfying. This recipe simplifies the traditional cabbage rolls and makes them fuss-free in just a few steps. Simple ingredients like ground beef and cabbage along with diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and spices together give this meal incredible flavor. 

HOW TO MAKE KETO UNSTUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS SKILLET:

Ingredients:

  • Onion
  • Garlic cloves
  • Ground beef
  • Cabbage, chopped 
  • Rotel Tomatoes
  • Tomato sauce
  • Bragg’s Aminos
  • Beef broth
  • Parsley, Salt, & Pepper

Cabbage Rolls in a Skillet step by step pictorial with instructions are below for those who need a visual. Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for the full list of ingredients and printable instructions.

Steps:

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Step 1: In a skillet, brown ground beef with onions and minced garlic then drain and return to pan. 

Ground beef browning in a cast iron skillet a low carb skillet meal

Tip: I keep ground beef already browned in the freezer, which makes this low carb Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls Skillet a quick and easy recipe. In this post of 5 easy meal prep ideas, I explain how I do this without a significant investment of time. Once you start browning ground beef and freezing it, you’ll wonder how you ever made it without having it on hand. You could use ground turkey instead if you prefer. 

I use a cast iron skillet to make this recipe, but you could also use a dutch oven or regular stainless or nonstick skillet.

Cast iron skillet of ground beef, tomato sauce, parsley and cabbage before cooking

Step 2: Add all other ingredients then bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. The skillet will be very full as the cabbage takes up a lot of room, but it will reduce as it steams. Cover the pan with the lid and allow it to cook for 15 minutes. 

Tip: If you’ve never cut a fresh cabbage, here is a great post with instructions. You could also use preshredded cabbage to save time.

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Step 3: Remove the lid and stir, then simmer on medium heat with the lid off until the liquid in the skillet has reduced. It took mine about 12 minutes but cooking time may vary. 

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Variations to this recipe:

  • Add green peppers and mushrooms. 
  • Sub ground turkey for ground beef
  • Top with shredded cheese when  done
  • Add taco seasoning instead of the Bragg’s Aminos to change up the flavor. 
  • Add jalapenos to turn up the heat if you like spicy foods. 

CAN YOU FREEZE this KETO UNSTUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS SKILLET?

I store it in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container. I have not personally tried freezing so I can’t speak to how well it would hold up to being frozen as my family always gobbles it up.

Unstuffed cabbage Rolls in a cast iron skillet with a wooden spoon stirring it

Cabbage is such a versatile, low carb vegetable. It is one of my favorite easy and delicious lower-carb veggies. You’ll find several of our favorite recipes below made with cabbage and ground beef.

Other Keto Recipes with Cabbage:

Plate of low carb unstuffed cabbage rolls with a bite on a fork

For such a simple recipe, Low Carb Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls turned out mouthwatering delicious. Salt and pepper to taste then sit back, relax, and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner.

More Keto Recipe Ideas

I love creating delicious keto recipes for my family. Make sure to check out all of my Keto Recipes in my Keto Recipe Index or follow me on Pinterest. I love making over classic recipes to be more keto-friendly. There are so many fabulous breakfast options there is no need to get bored when following a keto lifestyle. Some of our favorite Keto Casserole Recipes are a must! Of course, my favorites are these Keto Chocolate Recipes! No matter which new recipes you add to your list, you’ll love seeing your favorites remade into a low-carb and keto-friendly version.

If you’re new to the keto lifestyle,  here is a list of fantastic resources as well, plus,  Amazon has some fantastic reads that you might like here.

Other Keto Ground Beef Recipes:

For such a simple recipe, Low Carb Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls turned out mouthwatering delicious. Salt and pepper to taste then sit back, relax, and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner.

Like this Keto Recipe?

Great! You can access all of my  Keto/Low Carb Recipes in my Keto/Low Carb Recipe Index or follow me on Pinterest for even greater Keto-friendly recipes and ideas! If you’re new to the keto lifestyle,  here is a list of fantastic resources as well, plus,  Amazon has some fantastic reads that you might like here.

How to Make Keto Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls Skillet:

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Keto Unstuffed Cabbage Skillet (Easy Low Carb Recipe)

This delicious Keto Unstuffed Cabbage Skillet is a quick and easy one-pan meal that is full of fantastic flavor.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Keto Unstuffed Cabbage Skillet
Servings: 6
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a skillet, brown ground beef with onions and minced garlic then drain and return to pan. 
  • Add all other ingredients then bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Cover pan with the lid and allow to cook for 15 minutes. 
  • Remove the lid and stir, then simmer on medium heat with the lid off until the liquid in the skillet has reduced. It took mine about 12 minutes, but cooking time may vary. 
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fiber: 3g
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Collage picture of unstuffed csabbage rolls at the top on a plate and then in a skillet in the bottom picture

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41 Comments

  1. I made this last night for my son and his wife and it turned out really well. I am non-dairy and low carb so this meal was perfect and delicious. I’m very happy to find a new meal.
    Thank you

  2. 5 stars
    Freezes well! Love this as I have made it for decades raising 9 kids! Once the kids left home, I make the same amount and freeze the leftovers so I can have it whenever the urge hits! I divide by size of burger used ..1lb =4 servings, 2lbs = 8…

    1. I would add the alternative ingredients in step 2. This is the step that you add everything to the skillet after the ground beef is browned. Let me know how it turns out.

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