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Cabbage Roll in a Bowl

Keto Cabbage Roll in a Bowl is an easy one-pot keto recipe that can be on the table in a jiffy. And, it makes plenty, so it’s a natural choice for keto meal prepping or family meals. Follow me, Chef Jenn, along and I’ll show you all my chef tips and tricks to make this keto cabbage recipe fabulous every time!

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You’ve probably heard of Egg Roll in a Bowl, but have you ever tried Cabbage Roll in a Bowl?

With all the flavors of cabbage rolls but with NONE of the work and NONE of the carbs, this is an easy weeknight dinner fix.

This isn’t the prettiest recipe I’ve ever created, but it sure makes up for it in the flavor department!

All your favorite cabbage roll flavors are in this dish, minus the rice! It’s hearty, affordable, and easy to make, making it the perfect keto budget recipe or keto family meal recipe.

And, if you’re wondering if cabbage is keto, check out this article.

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How to Make Cabbage Roll in a Bowl

This dish couldn’t be any easier.

Start with the biggest skillet you’ve got. It’s all going into one skillet, so you need to start with a big pan.

Then, brown a pound of ground beef.

Add a bag of coleslaw shreds and chopped (or riced) cauliflower and let that cook down a bit.

Add dehydrated onion flakes, garlic powder, cream and this home-made keto tomato sauce. That’s it!

What to Serve with This One-Pot Keto Meal?

I serve this with regular rice for the rest of the family, then I just get a big bowlful for myself and dig in!

Sometimes, I’ll add another green veggie like Skillet Braised Kale (can’t get enough fiber, right?) or Oven-Roasted Broccoli.

Chef’s Tips

  • Start with lean(ish) ground beef, like 80/20. It’ll have plenty of flavor and you won’t have a lot to drain from the skillet.
  • Use a good quality tomato sauce, like this keto Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce
  • Don’t overcook the cabbage! These shreds have a tendency to cook into nothingness – just cook until the cabbage is tender-crisp
  • Switch things up! Try this dish with ground pork, ground chicken, or a combination.
  • This keto recipe is freezer friendly! Freeze it in single portions for quick lunches, or freeze a whole batch for a weeknight dinner.

Freezing Cabbage Roll in a Bowl

Cabbage has a fairly high water content, so you’re going to lose some of the texture if you freeze and thaw this keto Cabbage Roll in a Bowl recipe, and it might be a bit more watery when you thaw it.

To freeze it, seal it in ziplock freezer bags in single or family-size portions, and press out all the air.

Freeze for up to three months.

To thaw, allow to thaw overnight in the fridge, or remove it from the bag and place it in a bowl and thaw it on defrost in the microwave.

Heat, covered, in the microwave, stirring every few minutes, until heated through.

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Cabbage Roll in a Bowl

This is a one-pot dish of hearty goodness! Keto and low-carb, Cabbage Roll in a Bowl is a comfort food classic!
Course Keto Dinner Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, cabbage, cabbage roll, cabbage roll in a bowl, ground beef
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 298kcal
Author Chef Jenn



  • Brown the ground beef in a very large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain the beef.
  • Add the chopped cauliflower and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the garlic powder, salt and pepper, and dehydrated onion flakes. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the cabbage and cook another few minutes until the cabbage is soft but not translucent.
  • Add the cream and tomato sauce, mix well and heat through.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Use your favorite keto tomato sauce, or try this Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce for an affordable home-made alternative.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 680mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 524IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbohydrates: 6g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

about jenn

Hi, I’m Jenn!

I’m a cookbook author (Keto Soup Cookbook and Keto Diabetic Cookbook and Meal Plan) as well as a retired chef, recipe developer, and writer of this blog (that’s a lot of hats!). I embarked on a journey to create foodie-worthy Keto-friendly meals that any home cook can be proud of! No matter if you’re low-carb, no-carb, dirty, or strict Keto, there are recipes in Keto Cooking Wins for you and your family. Read more...

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