In the realm of ketogenic cuisine, where creativity meets health-conscious living, Keto Cabbage Rolls emerge as a flavorful and comforting dish that reimagines the classic recipe to align seamlessly with low-carb principles. These delectable rolls capture the essence of traditional stuffed cabbage but replace the carb-heavy rice filling with a satisfying blend of keto-friendly ingredients. Picture tender cabbage leaves enveloping a savory mixture of ground meat, herbs, and spices, all bathed in a rich, low-carb tomato sauce. This keto adaptation preserves the heartwarming qualities of the original dish while catering to the needs of those committed to a low-carb lifestyle.

The brilliance of Keto Cabbage Rolls lies in their innovative approach to the traditional recipe. By removing high-carb elements like rice, this adaptation allows the flavors of the filling to shine, creating a satisfying and wholesome experience that resonates with both seasoned keto enthusiasts and those new to the lifestyle. The cabbage leaves serve as a nutrient-dense wrap, imparting a mild sweetness that complements the savory filling without compromising on carb counts.

As you delve into the process of crafting Keto Cabbage Rolls, you’ll discover the art of balancing textures and flavors. The filling, often a harmonious blend of ground meat, cauliflower rice, and aromatic seasonings, becomes the focal point of the dish. Each roll is a canvas for culinary creativity, encouraging personalization and experimentation with keto-friendly ingredients to suit individual taste preferences.

Beyond their delicious appeal, Keto Cabbage Rolls become a symbol of inclusivity in the world of mindful eating. Shared at family dinners or gatherings, these rolls offer a familiar comfort that transcends dietary restrictions. They showcase the adaptability and versatility of keto cuisine, proving that wholesome and satisfying meals can be enjoyed without compromising on health-conscious choices.

In a world where the allure of comfort foods often clashes with the desire for healthier living, Keto Cabbage Rolls stand as a testament to the possibility of harmonizing both. They invite individuals to relish in the pleasure of a beloved classic, transformed into a keto-friendly masterpiece where every bite is a celebration of flavor, innovation, and a balanced approach to a vibrant, health-conscious lifestyle.

So, embrace the warmth and flavor of Keto Cabbage Rolls, where each savory roll is a step towards a more enjoyable and fulfilling keto experience. With every bite, these rolls affirm that low-carb living can be both delicious and satisfying, showcasing the delightful evolution of traditional dishes within the framework of a ketogenic lifestyle.

  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


Prep Time30minutes minutes

Cook Time1hour hour

Total Time1hour hour 30minutes minutes

Servings6 people

Calories236.4 kcal

Cost$ 1.25 per person


  • 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 tablespoon olive oil or other vegetable oil
  • ½ small yellow onion finely chopped (or white onion)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 14.5 ounce can of Organic diced tomatoes Do NOT drain!
  • 15- ounce can of tomato sauce no sugar added
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sugar substitute such as granulated Swerve, Stevia, or Xylitol (or 1 tablespoon sugar if you are not on a keto diet)
  • 1 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 pound ground beef 90% lean
  • 1 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.
  • ½ small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves chopped divided use (or Italian seasoning, about 1 tablespoon total)
  • 1 large egg at room temperature (it works like a binder)
  • 1 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.



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