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Posted by Jennifer (the student) on October 17,2012

I love pasta but sometimes I feel like I am eating to many starchy foods. I have seen, many time consuming recipes for making vegetables into noodle but I don’t have time for that. So I thought I would give steamed cabbage a try and I really liked it. I did not cook the cabbage too long so it had a little crunch left. Hope you like my low carb take on traditional spaghetti.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 sweet Italian turkey sausages, remove casting
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped (I used one red and one green)
  • 25 oz jar of marinara sauce
  • 2 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp tarragon shallot citrus seasoning (could use lemon pepper)
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 cabbage, thinly sliced


  1. In large stockpot over medium heat, combine beef, sausage, onion and bell peppers.
  2. Cook until meats are browned, then add marinara sauce, tomato paste, oregano, rosemary, citrus seasoning, salt and pepper.
  3. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. In a pot with a steam basket, add water and bring to a boil.
  5. Add cabbage and steam 5 to 10 minutes with lid on pot. (I steamed for 5 minutes)
  6. Serve as you would serve traditional pasta dish.
  7. Enjoy!

* I topped mine with freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese but Parmesan would work. 

* I use ½ a cabbage for 2 large servings with enough marinara sauce for at least 2 more servings leftover.

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