Grain Free One Pan Spaghetti Recipe (Over Cabbage)

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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 recipe

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.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Calories 243kcal
Author Katie Wells


6 people



  • Preheat the oven to broil.
  • In a large oven safe skillet, brown the meat.
  • While meat is browning, thinly slice the onions. 
  • When the meat is almost finished cooking, add the onions and cook until the meat is done.
  • Thinly slice the cabbage into “noodle” thin pieces as you would for sauerkraut.
  • Add the cabbage to the skillet and saute until softened. You may have to do this in several batches, returning it all to the pan when it is cooked down.
  • Stir the spices and spaghetti sauce.
  • If using cheese, sprinkle it on top and put the skillet into the preheated oven to melt the cheese.
  • Remove and serve with salad and a garlic version of coconut flour biscuits. Salut!


Nutrition Facts
One Pan Spaghetti Recipe Over Cabbage Noodles (Grain Free!)
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 1031mg45%
Potassium 998mg29%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 805IU16%
Vitamin C 66.7mg81%
Calcium 186mg19%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


I make my own spaghetti sauce, but it is possible to find good store-bought brands. Just look for a glass jar with no added sugars or chemicals.

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


27 responses to “Grain Free One Pan Spaghetti Recipe (Over Cabbage)”

  1. Sarah Avatar

    I have been making something similar to this, but I am lazy, and instead of grating cabbage, I buy sauerkraut, rinse it, drain it, cook it. Great for a quick “pasta” meal.

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