Grain Free One Pan Spaghetti Recipe (Over Cabbage)

One-pan grain free gluten free spaghetti recipi

This isn’t one of the most visually appealing recipes to emerge from my kitchen, but one of the simplest! It’s a quick and easy take on spaghetti without the grains. It even got an un-prompted  “This is actually pretty good,” from my Italian husband!

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My favorite part… it only takes one (oven-safe) pan to make from start to finish and the kids all ate it!

Grain Free Spaghetti Recipe

This recipe uses shredded cabbage in place of spaghetti noodles for a nutrient rich substitution that is grain-free and gluten-free. Sounds strange but tastes great!

One-pan grain free gluten free spaghetti recipi
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One Pan Spaghetti Recipe Over Cabbage Noodles (Grain Free!)

A grain free, cabbage based spaghetti recipe that packs extra nutrition from the vegetables while maintaining the delicious taste of spaghetti.
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Katie Wells


  • 1 or more pounds of ground beef (grass fed if possible)
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 24 ounces about three cups of spaghetti sauce (I make my own, but there are a few good store-bought brands. Look for a glass jar with no added sugars or chemicals)
  • Extra spices to taste basil, oregano, garlic, salt, pepper, etc
  • 1-2 cups grated mozzarella cheese optional


  • Brown the meat in a large oven safe skillet (like cast iron). If using grass fed, it will be lean, so add a few tablespoons of tallow or olive oil to make sure it has a little oil and doesn't stick.
  • While meat is browning, peel onions, cut in half and thinly slice. When meat is almost browned, add the onions and cook until meat is done.
  • While onions/meat are finishing, thinly slice cabbage into "noodle" thin pieces as you would for sauerkraut.
  • Add cabbage (may have to add in several batches as it cooks down, depending on the size of your skillet)
  • Add any spices at this point to taste.
  • When cabbage is cooked until soft and it is spiced to your taste, add the sauce and stir well.
  • If adding cheese, put on top and put into oven on broil to melt cheese.
  • Remove and serve (with salad and a garlic version of Coconut Flour Biscuits)
  • Salut!

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