Calories In Cabbage Rolls Without Rice

If you’re looking for a healthier twist on traditional cabbage rolls, this recipe for Calories in Cabbage Rolls Without Rice is a must-try. Cabbage rolls are typically made with a filling that includes rice, but this version eliminates the rice while still offering a delicious and satisfying meal. By replacing the rice with a flavorful mixture of ground meat, vegetables, and herbs, you can enjoy all the flavours of cabbage rolls without the extra carbs. This recipe is perfect for those following a low-carb or keto lifestyle, or anyone looking to reduce their calorie intake. Get ready to indulge in a guilt-free version of cabbage rolls that are packed with nutrients and flavour.

Keto Cabbage Rolls

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Serves: 4-6
Difficulty: Intermediate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Eastern European
kcal: Approximately 250 kcal per serving


  • 1 large head of cabbage
  • 1 lb (450g) lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced bell pepper (any colour)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can (14 oz/400g) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef or vegetable broth


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Carefully place the whole cabbage head in the boiling water and cook for about 5-7 minutes until the outer leaves are soft and pliable. Remove the cabbage from the pot and let it cool slightly. Once cooled, carefully remove the leaves, one by one, being careful not to tear them. Set the leaves aside.

  3. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef or turkey over medium heat until browned. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the onion is translucent.

  4. Add the grated carrots, diced bell pepper, diced celery, chopped parsley, dried thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir to combine and cook for 5 minutes until the vegetables are slightly softened.

  5. Remove the skillet from the heat and let the filling mixture cool slightly.

  6. Take a cabbage leaf and place a spoonful of the filling mixture in the centre. Fold the sides of the leaf over the filling, then roll it up tightly. Repeat with the remaining cabbage leaves and filling.

  7. In a baking dish, spread a layer of diced tomatoes on the bottom. Place the cabbage rolls, seam side down, on top of the tomatoes.

  8. Pour the low-sodium broth over the cabbage rolls, ensuring they are partially submerged.

  9. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, then remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes to allow the cabbage rolls to brown slightly.

  10. Serve the Calories in Cabbage Rolls Without Rice hot, garnished with additional chopped parsley if desired.

Note: Feel free to customize the filling by adding other vegetables or herbs according to your preference. You can also experiment with different seasonings or spices to suit your taste.

Enjoy the nutritious and flavorful Calories in Cabbage Rolls Without Rice, a healthier take on the classic dish. With its delicious filling and tender cabbage leaves, this recipe offers all the satisfaction of traditional cabbage rolls with fewer calories. Embrace the versatility of cabbage as a nutritious wrapper for a flavorful ground meat filling. Serve these cabbage rolls as a hearty main course, and feel good about enjoying a meal that’s both delicious and lower in carbs.


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