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Low-Carb Deconstructed Stuffed Cabbage Casserole (Video)

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Low Carb Breakdown Casserole Stuffed is a low carb version of my super popular casserole since the early days of my blog! It will definitely be a hit.

I packed a PIN low carb cracked cabbage casserole to try later!

In the early days of my blog, my friend Dolores sent me a recipe for deconstructed stuffed cabbage casserole. It was a definite hit on my blog and something I often made when I needed something to take with me on the weekends. school for lunch. Then, when my focus shifted to low-carb cooking and eating, I mentioned in the recipe notes that I could switch out the rice in that casserole for cauliflower rice.

And finally I tried a variation of the recipe and made this new Low-carbohydrate cabbage casserole I was so happy to share it on the site a few times to get it right and it was a huge hit too. You’ll be a fan of stuffed casserole recipes! And since Cabbage goes on sale in March, today we’re here to tell you about this delicious casserole of Friday’s favorites!

This recipe has a few more steps than some casseroles, but when I tested the recipe, I had the idea to use “steam-in-a-bag” frozen cauliflower rice for that part of the prep and it gave me time. was saved.

And although this stuffed cabbage casserole has a few steps, it makes at least 8 servings, so it’s good enough to freeze.

What are the ingredients needed for this recipe?

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  • Olive oil
  • Ground beef
  • Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • onion
  • minced garlic (affiliate link)
  • sweet paprika, preferably Szeged paprika (affiliate link) or other Hungarian paprika
  • sharp Hungarian paprika (affiliate link) or hot paprika, or use sweeter paprika if you prefer
  • dried thyme (affiliate link)
  • Canned petit diced tomatoes
  • canned tomato sauce (choose tomato sauce with as little sugar as possible)
  • ‘Steamed in a bag’ cauliflower rice (or your favorite cauliflower rice)
  • cabbage
  • grated mozzarella cheese

How is this stuffed cabbage casserole different from traditional stuffed cabbage?

Stuffed cabbage is an Eastern European dish of partially cooked cabbage leaves stuffed with stuffing such as ground beef, rice, tomatoes, onions and spices. This recipe layers traditional stuffed cabbage ingredients in a casserole dish for a hassle-free version!

What if I don’t have both types of paprika?

I love using a mix of sweet and hot or spicy paprikas in this recipe, but I’m sure just one will be delicious. Szeged paprika (affiliate link) Whenever a recipe calls for paprika, I use this one.

What is the shelf life of stuffed cabbage casserole?

This recipe makes 8 servings and can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week and can be reheated in the microwave or pot on the stove.

Are you a cabbage fan?

If you’re a fan of cabbage like I am, check out these low carb and keto recipes with cabbage for more delicious recipes.

Low Carb Cabbage Casserole found on KalynsKitchen.com

Preparation of deconstructed stuffed cabbage casserole ingredients:

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  1. Preheat the oven and spray a large, deep casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Brown the ground beef and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. While the beef is browning, prepare the chopped onion, garlic, sweet paprika, sharp Hungarian or hot paprika, and dry thyme. Drain the diced cherry tomatoes.
  4. When the beef is browned, turn it over, add oil if necessary, and fry the onion. Then add the garlic and spices and simmer for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  5. Stir onion and spice mixture into ground beef.
  6. Prepare the cabbage and cauliflower while adding the petit diced tomatoes and tomato sauce to the beef onion mixture and simmering over low heat.
  7. Chop the middle head of the cabbage. You will need about 10 cups of chopped cabbage.
  8. Heat the olive oil in another large frying pan and sauté the cabbage over low to medium heat until the cabbage is tender and golden brown.
  9. Meanwhile, microwave 1 pack (10.5 oz) of frozen cauliflower rice. (The cauliflower rice will continue to cook in the oven, so be careful not to let it get too soft at this point.)
  10. If using fresh cauliflower, microwave 2.5 cups or cook in a skillet with a little olive oil until tender.
  11. Stir cooked cauliflower rice into ground beef mixture. Weigh the cheese.

Low Carb Cabbage Casserole found on KalynsKitchen.com

How to Assemble and Bake Low-Carb Deconstructed Stuffed Cabbage Casserole:

  1. Layer the cooked cabbage halves in a casserole dish.
  2. Top the cabbage with the ground beef and cauliflower rice mixture.
  3. Place half of the grated cheese on top.
  4. Next, make another layer of cabbage, ground beef and cauliflower rice mixture, and cheese.
  5. Bake the deconstructed casserole stuffing uncovered for about 40 minutes or until the casserole is bubbly and the cheese is just beginning to melt and turn light brown.
  6. Serve hot and if the idea appeals to you, don’t be afraid to add a little sour cream on top like I did!
  7. This can be frozen well or made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator and reheated during the week.

Low Carb Cabbage Casserole found on KalynsKitchen.com

Low carb dinner with cabbage:

Weekend Meal Prep:

This recipe has been added to a category called Weekend Meal Prep to help you find recipes to prepare or cook on weekends and eat on weekdays!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (a jar of garlic is enough)

  • 2 tsp sweet paprika (preferably Hungarian paprika, often in cans, see note)

  • 1 tsp sharp or hot paprika, or sweeter paprika depending on your preference (preferably Hungarian paprika, which is often in cans, see notes)

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 14.5 oz.The diced tomatoes can be cut into small pieces and drained in a colander placed in the sink

  • 1 8 oz. canned tomato sauce (choose a low-sugar tomato sauce to keep it low in sugar)

  • 1 10 oz. package. “Bag steamed” cauliflower rice (see remarks)

  • 1 medium-headed cabbage, chopped to make about 10 cups of chopped cabbage

  • 3 cups grated mozzarella cheese (see note)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F/175C. Spray a 13-inch by 8-inch (or similar size) deep casserole dish with nonstick spray or a mist of olive oil.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Break 1 pound of ground beef into a pan, break into pieces with a turner, and cook until beef is nicely browned, about 8 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. While the beef is cooking, chop the onion, mince the garlic (or measure out the garlic from the jar), and measure out the sweet paprika, sharp paprika, and thyme. Drain completely.
  4. When the beef is cooked, move it to the side of the skillet, add a little more oil if needed, add the chopped onion, and sauté until the onion is tender and golden brown, about 4 minutes. Add minced garlic and spices and simmer for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  5. Stir in beef and onion mixture. Next, stir in the drained petit diced tomatoes and tomato sauce, reduce the heat, and let the mixture simmer while you prepare the cabbage and cauliflower rice.
  6. Shred the cabbage heads to make about 10 cups of coarsely chopped cabbage. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in another large skillet over medium-high heat. Add cabbage and cook until cabbage is tender and beginning to brown, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle the cabbage with a little salt if desired.
  7. While the cabbage is cooking, microwave 10.5 oz. Package of frozen cauliflower rice in package according to package directions. Cooked for 4 minutes with the brand used. (If using fresh cauliflower, you will need about 2 1/2 cups. Place the cauliflower rice in a microwave-safe container, cover with plastic wrap, and cook for 3 minutes. To cook on the stove, use a separate If you need a pan, or put the cabbage in a bowl and use that pan again. Cook, stirring a few times, until melted, evaporating as steam, about 4 minutes. can also do.)
  8. When the cauliflower is just barely tender, stir it into the beef and onion mixture. Weigh the cheese.
  9. In a casserole dish, layer half cabbage, half meat and cauliflower rice mixture, and half cheese. Make his second layer of cabbage, meat mixture and cheese.
  10. Bake the low-carbohydrate cracked cabbage casserole uncovered for about 40 minutes or until the mixture is bubbly and the top is beginning to brown slightly.
  11. Serve hot. I like to eat this with plenty of sour cream. If you like sour cream, give it a try.
  12. This can be stored in the refrigerator for several days and can be reheated in a microwave or stovetop pan.The casserole also freezes beautifully and can be reheated later.


There are many good spice vendors that sell Hungarian paprika, but I have been a big fan of paprika for many years. Szeged paprika (affiliate link) Available on Amazon.

Using ‘steam-in-a-bag’ cauliflower made this easier, but feel free to use 2 1/2 cups of fresh cauliflower if you prefer. No, Birds Eye didn’t pay me to promote their bagged steamed cauliflower rice.

Use more or less cheese depending on your taste. Use white cheese that melts well.

This recipe is a low carb version of. Casserole of deconstructed stuffed cabbage A recipe I got from my friend Dolores many years ago.

Nutrition Facts Table:



Serving size:


Amount Per Serving:
calorie: 346Total Fat: 23gsaturated fat: 10gUnsaturated fat: 11gcholesterol: 84mgsodium: 503mgcarbohydrates: 9gfiber: 3gsugar: 4gprotein: 27g

The Recipe Plug-In I use automatically calculates nutritional information. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy as many variables affect the calculations.

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Low carb deconstructed stuffed cabbage casserole shown on a striped napkin casserole dish

Low Carb / Low Glycemic / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This low-carb cracked casserole stuffing is perfect as a main dish on a low-carb or keto diet, and perfect for any stage of the original South Beach diet.

Find more recipes like this:
For more delicious casseroles like this one, check out our casserole recipes.I also recommend following Karin’s Kitchen on Pinterest, on facebook, on Instagram, on TikTokagain on youtube To see all the good recipes I’m sharing there.

Historical notes for this recipe:
This recipe was posted in 2019. Details were last updated in 2022.

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