This Keto Stuffed Cabbage Recipe is super easy to make and oh so delicious! This recipe takes under 30 minutes of hands-on time which means it is a great gourmet option for those nights where you do not have much time to prepare dinner, but still want a home cooked meal. The flavorful ground turkey combined with Rao’s red sauce is so darn delicious, something the whole family will love too!
What Makes This Recipe So Good?
- This recipe can be made nut free by substituting the almond flour with cassava flour.
- The prep for this recipe is super simple. You can even prepare the dish in advance so all you have to do is bake it!
- Only a few ingredients for a delicious, flavorful, healthy meal.
- This recipe is naturally paleo, dairy free, gluten free, soy free, Whole30 friendly, grain free, and refined sugar free. This recipe can also be made autoimmune protocol friendly by using my nomato sauce. It is a tomato sauce alternative that is tomato free!
- This recipe is wonderful for meal prep, it reheats super easily!
- If you are in the Pittsburgh area, you can check out similar dishes on my weekly meal prep menu – and have them delivered right to your door!
- Cabbage leaves– I used green cabbage for this. Red cabbage is a bit smaller. The cabbage will be blanched. This is when you soak the cabbage in boiling water for about 1-2 minutes then immediately soak in ice water for about 30 seconds. The purpose of the ice water is to immediately “shock” the cabbage and stop it from cooking further.
- Red sauce- My favorite is Rao’s brand. I love to order Rao’s sauce (among other popular items) from Thrive Market. You can use my Thrive Market link and get 25% off your first purchase! You can also use your favorite jarred red sauce. This is a huge time saver. But, if you prefer, of course you can use homemade red sauce.
- Ground turkey– The protein of the cabbage roll. You can substitute for your choice of ground meat if you prefer. I buy my ground turkey from Butcher Box, every month they send me a box of all of my favorite proteins. It is always the best quality stuff. If you use my Butcher Box link you can get free meat every month with your order.
- Cauliflower rice- For the filling of the cabbage roll. I love Trader Joe’s brand! The meat and rice together is SO good.
- Almond or Cassava flour- Binds the filling together.
- Onion-Adds flavor to the filling of the cabbage rolls. You can use whatever kind of onion you prefer. I used yellow because yellow onions are a bit sweeter.
- Parsley– Adds balance to a savory dish.
- Salt & pepper– to taste.
How To Make:
- In a large pot of boiling water, blanch cabbage leaves. Do this until they are tender and flexible. This should take about 1 minute and 30 seconds. Then, remove from boiling water and soak in ice water for 30 seconds. Then remove.
- Make the filling! In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, 1 cup red sauce, cauliflower rice, cassava flour, onion, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper as well.
- Spread a thin layer of red sauce on the bottom of a baking dish.
- Step 4
- Place about ⅓ cup of meat mixture into one end of a blanched cabbage leaf, then roll it up. Once rolled, place them seam side down on the sauce in the baking dish.
- Spoon the remaining sauce on top of the cabbage rolls. Then, cover the dish with foil. This will prevent the cabbage rolls from drying out while baking. Bake this for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until the rice and meat are thoroughly cooked (should temp at 165 degrees F).
- Garnish with parsley and (optional) more red sauce prior to serving.
What If I Am Nightshade Free?
- No problem. Check out my AIP Nomato Sauce. It is naturally nightshade free and AIP friendly, while still tasting just like tomato sauce.
Do I Have To Use Ground Turkey?
- No. It is your choice of meat. Ground beef or ground chicken would work great as well.
Can I Save Leftovers?
- Yes! This dish freezes well so you can have half for dinner and save half for a later time.
What Can I Serve This With?
- Mashed potatoes would be a yummy side dish. My homemade Paleo Mashed Potato Recipe goes so well with this.
How Can I Reheat?
- You can reheat stuffed cabbage a few different ways:
- In the air fryer–350 degrees F for 5-10 minutes.
- Microwave-30-60 seconds (least preferred way.)
- Oven-350 degrees F for 5-15 minutes.
- You can reheat stuffed cabbage a few different ways:
- Wrapping the rolls and placement in the baking dish are keys to the BEST stuffed cabbage rolls. Making sure you tuck in the edges of the cabbage, and placing the rolls into the dish seam side down will ensure the filling doesn’t fall out.
- Cover the dish with tinfoil before placing it in the oven! This will prevent the cabbage rolls from drying out.
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- large pot
- Large mixing bowl
- Large baking dish
- 10 leaves cabbage green
- 1 jar Rao's red sauce If you are doing the autoimmune protocol you can use my nomato sauce
- 1 lb ground turkey or beef, I like to get mine from Butcher Box! Use my link and save on your first order.
- 1/2 cup cauliflower rice
- 1/4 cup almond flour use cassava flour for AIP or nut free
- 1/2 large onion chopped
- 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley plus more for garnish
- sea salt
- ground black pepper omit for AIP
- In a large pot of boiling water, blanch cabbage leaves until tender and flexible. About 1 minute 30 seconds. Then, remove from boiling water and soak in ice water for 30 seconds. Then remove.
- Make filling: In a large bowl, combine ground meats, 1 cup jarred red sauce, cauliflower rice, cassava flour, onion, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
- Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of a large baking dish.
- Place about 1/3 cup of meat filling into one end of each cabbage leaf, then roll up. Make sure to tuck in the sides as you roll. Place rolls "seam side" down on top of the sauce in the baking dish.
- Spoon remaining sauce on top of cabbage rolls then cover dish with foil. This prevents the cabbage rolls from drying out. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes, until rice and meat are cooked through (should temp at 165 degrees F).
- Garnish with more parsley and optional more red sauce before serving. If you enjoyed this recipe it would mean the world to me if you rated it and left a comment below. It helps others find it on google.xoxo-Allianna