Cabbage Au Gratin and Other Easy Keto Cabbage Dinner Ideas

Keto Cabbage Au Gratin an easy low carb keto meal to make TODAY, stay on track with these easy recipes that can be a side or main meal.

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Cabbage Au Gratin is a great recipe that can be enjoyed on its own or created as a delicious addition to your favorite main dish.

Cabbage may be a humble veggie, but I assure you, it packs more power than you realize. Cabbage is one of those foods that is incredibly versatile. You can create amazing recipes of all kinds with it. Unlike many other foods that are good at taking on the flavors that you cook them with, there are countless healthy recipes that you can create with cabbage! This keto cabbage au gratin is just a start! 

Cabbage Au Gratin is a Healthy, Easy Keto Dinner

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I'm going to call it right now. This is one of the best cabbage recipes I have ever made. Serving this alongside your favorite main course is an easy way to get even your non-cabbage-loving friends and family into cabbage fans!

So the next time the whole family is together for family dinner, be sure and prep this recipe as the perfect side dish and see what all the fuss is about.

What Do You Need to Make Keto Cabbage Au Gratin?

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So what is needed to make this recipe, anyway? Well, here is a list of ingredients and supplies needed so you can be ready to whip together this tasty meal!

Ingredients Needed for This Simple Dish:

  • 1 Head of Cabbage (cut into wedges)
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Onion (chopped)
  • Minced garlic
  • Italian seasoning
  • Fresh thyme
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Shredded gouda cheese
  • Bacon pieces
  • Parmesan
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Supplies and Tools Needed for this Delicious Meal:

You really only need a few things to put this recipe together!

  • Baking dish (9x13)
  • Sharp knife
  • Large skillet
  • Spatula

Keto Cabbage Au Gratin Recipe Instructions

baked cabbage with salt and pepper.

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Drizzle the cabbage with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the cabbage to a well greased 9x13 baking dish. 

Bake for 40 minutes. 

While the cabbage is roasting, add the butter to a skillet over medium heat, and saute the onions until softened. 

minced garlic

Stir in the garlic, and saute for 30 seconds. 

heavy whipping cream being poured

Pour in the heavy whipping cream, Italian seasoning, fresh thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer until the sauce thickens. Remove, and set aside. 

Pour the sauce over the roasted cabbage, and bake for another 30 minutes. 

Remove, top with the cheese, and broil for 2-3 minutes. 

Garnish with pieces of bacon, parmesan cheese, and chopped parsley if desired.

Is Cabbage Good for a Keto Diet?

Cabbage is great for healthy eating and it's very keto-friendly! Cabbage is full of nutrients such as fiber and vitamin c.

There are just 2 net carbs per serving in plain cabbage, but in this recipe, there are roughly 6 net carbs per serving.

Does Cabbage Have a Long Shelf Life?

For best storage, wrap your unwashed head of cabbage in a plastic bag or plastic wrap in the crisper drawer of your fridge. When stored properly, cabbage can last up to 2 months.

Once the cabbage has been partially used, you can store the rest wrapped tightly or in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

How Long Does it Take to Make This Recipe?

While this is a relatively simple cabbage recipe to make, it isn't considered a quick one. The actual "work" part of the process is pretty quick though! Just 20 minutes of prep is required before you place this one in the oven to bake for an hour and 15 minutes.

What Main Course Should I Serve with Cabbage Au Gratin?

Let's be honest here, you can serve this just about anything, but these are some of my favorite main dishes to pair it with.

  • Pork Chops
  • Roast Chicken
  • Beef Brisket
  • Ground Meat Dishes
  • Corned Beef
  • Ground Beef Recipes

Other Cabbage Dinner Ideas

Are you looking for more delicious cabbage recipes to add to your dinnertime routine? It's easy to get stuck in a rut when eating keto, eating the same thing time and again, which is why I love finding new keto-friendly recipes to add to the mix!

Here are some of my favorite side and main dish cabbage dinner ideas:

Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Casserole

This unstuffed cabbage roll casserole is going to blow your mind. YUM!! Seriously, the flavor combinations in this recipe are going to blow your mind.

Keto Reuben Casserole

If you are a fan of Reubens you are going to freak out over this mouth-watering keto Reuben Casserole. This one isn't solely cabbage-based but does have cabbage in it, so it counts! This one is a meal all on its own, no need to add sides to it, but you are more than welcome to!

Keto Coleslaw

Coleslaw is the classic cabbage recipe, am I right? No need for a store-bought coleslaw mix when you can make your own. So why not make this delicious keto coleslaw recipe?! Coleslaw is another great recipe that pairs well with almost any main course. It goes exceptionally well with grilled dishes.

Our Top Tips for Making This Recipe

This is a relatively simple recipe, but these tips will help you make it even better!

Make Sure You Use Fresh Cabbage

Using cabbage that is as fresh as possible will help ensure that your recipe turns out the best. The same is true for any produce item in any recipe. Using fresh is always best. The bold flavors of fresh produce help you to create great flavors in your meals!

Do Not Freeze

I know it's tempting to meal prep all of your favorite recipes, but this recipe is not one that works well when frozen. Freezing it really alters the texture of the meal, making the recipe just not the same once reheated. It gets watery in my opinion.

Stick to a Serving Size

If you are watching your carbs be sure to not indulge in this one. The net carbs on this dish are roughly 6 net carbs, so it can be easy to go over your desired carb count with this recipe.

So there you have it, my friends! Whether you are a cabbage lover or not, this Cabbage Au Gratin and other easy keto cabbage dinner ideas are all easy recipes that will become instant hits in your household.

baked cabbage au gratin in glass dish.

Keto Cabbage Au Gratin

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Keto Cabbage Au Gratin can be made any day of the week and enjoyed as a side dish or mail meal, try adding ground beef or chicken!

Ingredients

  • 1 Head cabbage cut into wedges
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • ½ Onion chopped
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh thyme
  • 1 ½ C. Heavy whipping cream
  • 4 oz. Shredded gouda cheese
  • Bacon pieces and Parmesan for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Drizzle the cabbage with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the cabbage to a well greased 9x13 baking dish.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes.
  4. While the cabbage is roasting, add the butter to a skillet over medium heat, and saute the onions until softened.
  5. Stir in the garlic, and saute for 30 seconds.
  6. Pour in the heavy whipping cream, Italian seasoning, fresh thyme and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer until the sauce thickens. Remove, and set aside.
  7. Pour the sauce over the roasted cabbage, and bake another 30 minutes.
  8. Remove, top with the cheese, and broil for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Garnish with bacon pieces, parmesan cheese and chopped parsley if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 28gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 285mgCarbohydrates: 9gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g

Nutrition facts are auto- populated by the app for this recipe card, numbers may vary. For best results, input your exact brand ingredients into a recipe analyzer like Verywell or MyFitnessPal.

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