Enjoy Cabbage Noodles Alfredo in place of carb-laden pasta with this super easy recipe.

Lightly fried strips of cabbage are stirred into a rich and creamy Alfredo sauce, for a delicious side dish or a low-carb entrée! Make this easy cabbage noodle recipe whenever that comfort food craving hits, but be happy without all the carbs and extra calories.

Cabbage Noodles Alfredo in a frying pan with a fork

Cabbage Noodles Alfredo

© Easy Low Carb.com

PIN IT to your SIDE DISHES Board for later!

Follow Easy Low Carb on Pinterest for More Great Low Carb Ideas!

Cabbage Noodle Recipe

  • Cabbage Noodles Alfredo is quick and easy to make and perfect to share with a crowd at a potluck. Keep it warm in a Crockpot and let guests help themselves.
  • Make a batch (or two!) and have quick dinners and workday lunches all week long! One dish cooking saves time and clean-up.

cabbage being cut on a wooden board with a knife

Ingredients and Variations

CABBAGE – Any variety of cabbage will work from frilly Napa to red. For this recipe, the “cannonball” green cabbage will produce more “noodles” that hold up better under the weight of the Alfredo sauce. If using red cabbage, add a little lemon juice during the sauté process to keep the leaves their bright shade of red.

SAUCEAlfredo sauce is one of the easiest sauces to make from scratch. In a pinch for time? Use a premade jar of Alfredo.

ADD-INS – Keto lovers can enjoy all kinds of additions to cabbage noodles Alfredo! Make it a main dish and add shredded chicken, ground or sliced Italian sausage, or diced ham. Keto-friendly veggies like sliced mushrooms, sautéed onions, peas, and chopped spinach are colorful and healthy additions.

How To Make Cabbage Noodles

It’s super easy to make these low-carb veggie noodles, and they are so tasty:

  1. Slice cabbage into medium strips and sauté in oil and seasonings until the cabbage is barely softened.
  2. Remove from the pan.

PRO TIP: Fry some bacon until crisp and remove from the pan. Use the bacon drippings to cook the cabbage in and then crumble up the bacon and mix it into the finished dish!

cabbage for Cabbage Noodles Alfredo before and after being cooked

How To Make Easy Alfredo Sauce

  1. Cook garlic in butter until fragrant. Add cream and simmer.
  2. Lower the heat and whisk in cheese and seasonings until the cheese is melted.
  3. Gently stir cooked cabbage back into the skillet until heated through.
  4. Serve with extra-grated parmesan cheese or sliced green onions.

Serving Suggestions

Add cabbage noodles with Alfredo sauce to any dish as a side or make it a main because it goes with everything!

Here’s some low-carb inspiration to get started! Try it alongside a Butterflied Chicken, or this Melt In Your Mouth Chicken Recipe. It would also go great with a Pork Loin Roast, or even Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Dijon Sauce.

Recipe Tips!

  • For perfectly shaped cabbage noodles, cut them at least ¼” to ½” wide, anything narrower will get weighed down in the sauce.
  • Always whisk the sauce on low heat so the Alfredo ingredients can melt together. If the sauce seems too thick, add a little more cream and cook on low.

Cabbage Noodles Alfredo in a frying pan with parmesan and parsley on the side

Low-Carb Cabbage Recipes

Cabbage is inexpensive with a mild flavor, so it’s no wonder it’s a carb-lovers go-to! So try these tasty cabbage recipes!

Cabbage Noodles Alfredo in a frying pan with a fork
5 from 74 votes↑ Click stars to rate now!
Or to leave a comment, click here!

Cabbage Noodles Alfredo

This low carb cabbage noodle recipe is smothered with a creamy Alfredo parmesan sauce. It's easy to make and loaded with amazing flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 1 medium head cabbage sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Alfredo Sauce

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper
  • pinch nutmeg

Instructions 

  • Slice cabbage into long thick strips. Heat oil in a large pan and add the cabbage.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes or until the cabbage starts to soften. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Melt butter in the same pan and add the garlic, cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Stir in the cream and simmer until it starts to thicken about 5 minutes.
  • Turn heat down to low and whisk in the cheese and seasonings mixing until it is melted.
  • Add the cabbage back to the pan and toss with the sauce until it is heated through.

Notes

  • Cut cabbage at least ¼” to ½” wide, anything narrower will get weighed down in the sauce.
  • Whisk sauce on low heat so the Alfredo ingredients can melt together. If the sauce seems too thick, add a little more cream and cook on low.
 
5 from 74 votes↑ Click stars to rate now!
Or to leave a comment, click here!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 711mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1647IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 432mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American

REPIN this Cabbage Noodles Alfredo recipe

Cabbage Noodles Alfredo in a pan with a fork and a title

Cabbage Noodles Alfredo in a pan with writing
Cabbage Noodles Alfredo and cabbage on a wooden board for Cabbage Noodles Alfredo

Categories:

, ,

Recipes you'll love

About the author

At Easy Low Carb® we believe that every meal should be full of big bold flavor! From amazing main dishes and simple sides to the best party snacks, reducing carbs doesn’t mean giving up your favorites!
See more posts by Holly

latest & greatest

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is so good! The sauce is perfectly garlicky and thick. I did triple the sauce and cooked my cabbage noodles in the instant pot. I wish, however, I had a salad spinner because my noodles watered down the sauce, but it was still good!