Introducing Keto Cabbage Rolls, a culinary masterpiece that seamlessly blends the rich heritage of traditional stuffed cabbage rolls with the health-conscious principles of a ketogenic lifestyle. As the popularity of low-carb and keto diets continues to surge, these cabbage rolls stand as a testament to the notion that wholesome and flavorful meals need not be compromised on the path to achieving dietary goals. Crafted with precision and passion, these rolls redefine the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of keto-friendly comfort food.

Step into a world where culinary ingenuity meets nutritional consciousness. The Keto Cabbage Rolls are a harmonious marriage of tender cabbage leaves embracing a flavorful filling that caters to the discerning tastes of those committed to a low-carb lifestyle. With a blend of carefully selected ingredients, such as ground meat, herbs, and spices, each roll is a celebration of taste, texture, and mindful eating—a delightful journey for those seeking to explore the intersection of flavor and nutritional well-being.

Immerse yourself in the experience of savoring the timeless appeal of cabbage rolls, reinvented for the keto aficionado. The marriage of wholesome ingredients and meticulous preparation results in a dish that not only honors tradition but also aligns seamlessly with contemporary dietary preferences. The Keto Cabbage Rolls offer a delicious gateway to a world where carb-conscious choices do not equate to flavor sacrifice, and every bite is a step closer to achieving both culinary satisfaction and health goals.

Picture the comforting aroma of cabbage rolls baking in the oven, a symphony of spices wafting through the air. These keto-friendly rolls promise a journey through layers of taste, where the robust flavors of the filling mingle with the tender cabbage leaves, creating a sensory experience that transcends the boundaries of conventional dieting. It’s an invitation to enjoy the time-honored goodness of cabbage rolls while staying true to the principles of a keto lifestyle.

Whether you’re a seasoned keto enthusiast or someone just beginning to explore the realm of low-carb delights, the Keto Cabbage Rolls beckon you to the table for a culinary adventure. Revel in the satisfaction of savoring a classic dish reinvented to align with your dietary preferences, and let each bite be a testament to the boundless creativity and versatility found within the world of keto cuisine. As you embark on this gastronomic journey, discover the joy of flavorful, wholesome, and carb-conscious dining with these delightful Keto Cabbage Rolls.

  1. Weight Loss: One of the primary reasons people adopt the keto diet is for weight loss. By drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with healthy fats, the body enters a state of ketosis, where it burns stored fat for energy, leading to weight loss.
  2. Improved Mental Clarity: Many individuals on the keto diet report enhanced mental clarity and focus. The brain can efficiently use ketones (produced during ketosis) as an energy source, potentially improving cognitive function.
  3. Stabilized Blood Sugar Levels: The keto diet may help regulate blood sugar levels, making it beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes or those looking to manage insulin resistance.
  4. Increased Energy Levels: Once adapted to burning fat for fuel, many individuals experience more stable and sustained energy levels throughout the day, avoiding the energy spikes and crashes associated with high-carb diets.
  5. Appetite Suppression: The high-fat and moderate-protein content of the keto diet often leads to increased feelings of fullness and reduced cravings, which can be advantageous for those trying to control their appetite.
  6. Improved Cholesterol Profiles: Contrary to the misconception that a high-fat diet negatively impacts cholesterol, the keto diet has been shown to improve the lipid profile for many individuals, with increased HDL (“good” cholesterol) and decreased triglycerides.
  7. Inflammation Reduction: Some studies suggest that the keto diet may have anti-inflammatory effects, potentially helping individuals with conditions related to inflammation, such as arthritis.
  8. Epilepsy Management: The ketogenic diet has been used for decades as a therapeutic approach to manage epilepsy, particularly in children. It can significantly reduce the frequency of seizures in some cases

Keto Cabbage Rolls


These keto cabbage rolls are stuffed with ground beef and baked in tomato sauce. Adapted from the classic Polish cabbage rolls recipe, they make the perfect low-carb dinner for a family and an easy meal prep.

Course:Main dish

Cuisine:European, Polish

Keywords:cabbage, casserole, ground beef, keto cabbage rolls, keto recipe, stuffed cabbage rolls, tomato sauce

Prep Time30minutes minutes

Cook Time1hour hour

Total Time1hour hour 30minutes minutes

Servings8 people

Calories236.4 kcal


  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 large pot
  • 1 knife
  • 1 cutting board
  • 1 saucepan for cooking the tomato sauce
  • 1 Baking dish



For the low-carb tomato sauce

  • 1.33 tablespoon olive oil or other vegetable oil
  • 0.67 small yellow onion finely chopped (or white onion)
  • 2.67 garlic cloves minced
  • 19.33 ounce can of Organic diced tomatoes Do NOT drain!
  • 20- ounce can of tomato sauce no sugar added
  • 1.33 cup water
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2.67 tablespoons sugar substitute such as granulated Swerve, Stevia, or Xylitol (or 1 tablespoon sugar if you are not on a keto diet)
  • 1.33 tablespoon red wine vinegar or white wine vinegar TIP: You can save time using a good store-bought chunky tomato sauce instead of making this homemade low-carb tomato sauce. But be aware, store-bought ones have more carbs and added sugar.

For the stuffed cabbage rolls

  • 1.33 pound ground beef 90% lean
  • 1.33 cup cauliflower rice steamed (follow instructions in the package for microwave). TIP: Make sure to drain any excess water so your rolls won’t be watery.
  • 0.67 small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2.67 garlic cloves minced
  • 1.33 teaspoon table salt
  • 0.67 teaspoon pepper
  • 0.33 cup fresh parsley leaves chopped divided use (or Italian seasoning, about 1 tablespoon total)
  • 1.33 large egg at room temperature (it works like a binder)
  • 1.33 head of cabbage
  • Cooking spray



  • To make the tomato sauce: Heat a large no-stick pot over medium heat, add the oil and cook the onion for 3-4 minutes or until softened, stirring now and then. Add the garlic and cook for 60 seconds. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, salt, pepper, sugar substitute, and red wine vinegar. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring once and a while. TIP: If you’re not on a keto diet, you can use a store-bought tomato sauce of your liking, cutting down the prep time.
  • While the sauce is simmering, prepare the cabbage rolls. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Immerse the cabbage head in boiling water (with a good pinch of salt and a teaspoon of vinegar) but leave some free space at the top so the boiling water won’t overflow. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until the cabbage leaves begin to soften and turn their color yellowish. Carefully remove the cabbage from the pan, let it cool enough to handle, and peel 12 large leaves off the cabbage. Reserve!
  • In a large bowl, mix in ground beef, steamed cauliflower rice, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons of parsley, and egg until homogeneous. Stir in ½ cup of tomato sauce until combined!
  • Lay each cabbage leaf on a flat surface. Using a small knife, cut a V-shaped notch to remove the thick part of the cabbage rib.
  • Shape ⅓ of a cup of the meat mixture into a log shape and place it in the center of a cabbage leaf. Then, tuck in two ends of the cabbage leaf tightly and roll it up, similar to a burrito. Repeat with remaining meat and cabbage leaves.
  • Bake: Preheat the oven to 350° F (180° C). Meanwhile, coat a 9″x13″ baking dish with cooking spray. Place ½ of the tomato sauce on the bottom of the baking dish. Place the cabbage rolls, seam side down, in the dish and top with the remaining sauce.
  • Cover the dish with aluminum foil. Bake for 60-90 minutes or until the cabbage is tender and the meat is cooked through.
  • Serve keto cabbage rolls with a sprinkle of the remaining 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley on top.

Recipe Notes

How to Store

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.

To freeze these low-carb cabbage rolls, cook them fully, let them cool, place them into freeze-safe containers, and freeze them for up to 2-3 months. Thaw them in the fridge and reheat them covered in the oven at 350 degrees F just until hot.


Calories: 236.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.1g | Protein: 19.7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 76.4mg | Sodium: 554.6mg | Potassium: 804.1mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8.3g | Vitamin A: 970.7IU | Vitamin C: 82.9mg | Calcium: 100.1mg | Iron: 3.1mg


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