Gluten Free/ Low Carb/ Main Dishes/ Vegetarian

Creamy Cabbage with Mushrooms

Cabbage are used like noodles in this healthy dish with a creamy sauce and mushrooms. It’s a delicious healthy comfort food dish that is still low in carbs and gluten free.

Although I made this dish with white cabbage, a green cabbage like Savoy would work just as well. It’s basically a dish of shredded cabbage, cooked with mushrooms and a cream sauce. Delicious and simplistic.

creamy cabbage


I used a mix of mushrooms with this dish, purely as the supermarket had a few packets on offer but feel free to use your own favourite mix. I had a mix of button and oyster mushrooms as they are my favourite. Plus, the Chief Taster does not care for mushrooms so I had a happy time cooking his hatred items when he was away as well as having a dish to myself.

creamy cabbage

The couple of weeks that he was away meant that our kitchen was full of cucumber and mushrooms with no complaints in the background. I admonish myself for not cooking with these ingredients more when we lived in Barbados as he spent 50% of his working time out of the island.  

creamy cabbage


This cabbage dish is a creamy dish that makes a great pasta replacement. It may seem strange with replacing cabbage with pasta, but sliced and cooked it does make a delicious substitute. Add a creamy mushroom sauce and voila! Dinner is done!

creamy cabbage

You could add fresh garlic and grated Parmesan cheese to this dish, but make it your own! Add your own trimmings and enjoy!

4.29 from 7 votes
Creamy Cabbage with Mushrooms
Course: Side Dish, Vegetarian
Calories: 120 kcal
Author: Angela Coleby
  • 450g Cabbage sliced
  • 125g Mushrooms chopped
  • 75g Cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley, fresh, chopped optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Cut the cabbage into thin strips

  2. Place in a saucepan, cover with water, bring to the boil and cook for 8-10 minutes until soft yet firm.

  3. In a frying pan on a medium heat, add the oil and the mushrooms.  Cook for 5-8 minutes.

  4. Add the cooked cabbage and stir thoroughly.

  5. Stir in the cream cheese, seasonings and parsley.   Cook for 2-3 minutes.

  6. Eat and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Serves 2-4  portions

Nutritional Info per quarter recipe:  120 Calories, 8g Fat, 4g Protein, 10g Total Carbs, 4g Fibre, 6g Net Carbs

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Cabbage with Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  • Reply
    March 25, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Another fabulous dish. Made it today to go as a side dish with pork steaks. Thanks.

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      March 27, 2018 at 9:24 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    February 12, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Made this last night. Added some bacon to mine. Great quick meal.

  • Reply
    October 16, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    This looks good but do you think it could be made into a main dish comfort food? For instance, add meatballs or ground meat or sausage or chicken?

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      October 16, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Of course. For me it’s a vegetarian main, but if the husband wanted this I’d throw on some chicken.

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