Cabbage Pizza Margarita (low-carb)

Cabbage Pizza is a great way for kids to learn to appreciate cabbage! This low-carb and keto-friendly pizza has a crust made of seared white cabbage, onion, garlic, and eggs with a margarita topping of tomato sauce, mozzarella, and fresh basil leaves.

Cabbage Pizza

Take a break from carbs with this kid-friendly twist on pizza! Our low-carb cabbage pizza is keto-friendly and customizable with your favourite toppings like pepperoni, bacon, mushrooms, olives, peppers, etc. Also, it’s a great way to make the kids appreciate cabbage. Plus, if they get to choose their toppings, this is always a winning point to make them dig in. Enjoy this guilt-free, veggie-filled treat the whole family will love!

Cabbage Fun Facts

Cabbage is a super food packed with vitamins C, K, folates, etc. Plus, it’s low in calories, making it a great ingredient to lose weight. But here are a few extra fun facts about cabbage you might be surprised by:

  • Did you know that cabbage was one of the first vegetables to be cultivated in Europe, dating back to 4000 BCE?
  • We all know the white, red, and savoy cabbages, but there are over 400 varieties of cabbages worldwide.
  • Cabbage has a super long shelf life. If kept in a cool environment, it can last up to months in the fridge, making it a lifesaver.
  • Many countries, such as China, Italy, and parts of the US, believe that eating cabbage on New Year’s Eve brings good luck for the year to come.

*If you want to know more about its health benefits, check out this 9 Impressive Health Benefits of Cabbage article.

The Technique

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You’ll need a 12-inch (30cm) non-stick pan to make the first part (watch the video below), and you’ll finish the Cabbage Pizza in the oven, so an oven-proof pan. The technique is to flip the cabbage crust into a big plate, like with a Spanish tortilla, and then add the toppings and finish it in the oven.

Cabbage is composed of 90% water, so when you cook it, it will lose a lot of its shape. That’s why I don’t suggest simply cutting a big ring of cabbage; it will shrink in size and make a mess. Searing and releasing much of its water at first will make it firmer and hold better as a ‘crust’ for our pizza.

The cabbage can be cooked quickly at high heat, but lower the heat once the eggs go in to prevent overcooking them.

Variations

Here are a few ideas of toppings for this low-carb pizza:

  • Pepperoni
  • Vegetarian with mushrooms, pepper and extra onions
  • Three cheeses: mozzarella, Pecorino Romano, and gorgonzola
  • Goat cheese and honey
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Storage

Leftovers can be easily stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Other Creative Pizzas

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Cabbage Pizza

A pizza with cabbage, onion, garlic, and eggs as a crust is a great way to get the kids to enjoy this vegetable. Easily customizable with all kinds of toppings, this low-carb pizza will be healthy and fun to dig into.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Keto, Low-carb, vegetarian
Keyword: cabbage, keto, light, low-carb pizza, magarita, pizza, vegetarian
Servings: 6 slices
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Marie Breton

Equipment

  • 1 12 inch (30cm) non-stick pan with lid
  • 1 big plate

Ingredients

Cabbage Base

  • 4 cups white cabbage about 1/3 of a cabbage sliced finely
  • 1 onion sliced finely
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Toppings

  • 3 tbsp tomato purée
  • 250 g fresh mozzarella
  • 3 leaves fresh basil

Instructions

  • In a big bowl, mix the slices of cabbage, onion, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • In a large non-stick pan, sear at high heat the sliced cabbage in olive oil for 5 minutes or until it gets slightly brown.
  • Lower the heat to low and add the three beaten eggs. Cover and let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • With the help of a big plate, turn the cabbage base around in the pan (check video below for the exact technique).
  • Add the tomato purée and cheese and put on broil in the oven (Max temperature) until the cheese gets golden for about 10 minutes.
  • Take out the pan with the help of a spatula, let is cool a bit before adding the basil leaves.

Video

Notes

You can add the topping of your choice: pepperoni, sausage, bacon, mushroom, blue cheese, etc.

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 305mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 504IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 250mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Cabbage Pizza
Amount per Serving
Calories
202
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
14
g
22
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Cholesterol
 
115
mg
38
%
Sodium
 
305
mg
13
%
Potassium
 
213
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
7
g
2
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
13
g
26
%
Vitamin A
 
504
IU
10
%
Vitamin C
 
21
mg
25
%
Calcium
 
250
mg
25
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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31 Comments

  • Gloria

    5 stars
    What an interesting idea for a pizza!! Love the low carb option. Makes a great starter or complete meal. A great way to enjoy cabbage.

  • KEVIN FOODIE

    5 stars
    Cabbage is probably my favorite vegetable because of its versatility. Never thought to add to pizza. This a clever idea and a great way to enjoy cabbage. Thanks for sharing your pizza recipe with us.

  • Marisa

    5 stars
    What a great way to enjoy pizza when you’re trying to diet. I’m planning on this for lunch today!

  • Uma

    5 stars
    I love customizable pizza. Kids will especially love this kind of pizza. Cabbage pizza sounds fantastic!

  • Maddie

    It looks so delicious!

  • Megan

    5 stars
    Wow, so revolutionary. Thank you, I wouldn’t have thought of this or known how to do it. I’ve tried other alternative crusts, but never cabbage! Yum!

  • Sue

    5 stars
    I am a huge fan of cabbage so I do appreciate having it as part of a healthy crust.

  • Carolyn

    5 stars
    Fantastic!!! <3 Such a fabulous recipe. Did not even know this is a thing!

  • nancy

    5 stars
    what a great idea! i love the cabbage base. it reminds me of okonomiyaki from Japan !! my kids loved it too

  • Ashley

    5 stars
    I love the idea of cabbage for the crust instead of cauliflower!! Great low-carb recipe that sneaks in more veggies!

  • Bernice

    5 stars
    Wow! I had no idea you could make an entire pizza base out of cabbage! It’s one of my favourite vegetable and I’ve always felt it is underutilized. I’m glad to find a fellow cabbage lover!

  • Vanessa

    5 stars
    What a fun and delicious way to use cabbage! So easy too – thanks for the recipe!

  • Liz

    5 stars
    What a delicious alternative to a cauliflower crust! This version of a Pizza Margarita was delicious!!

  • Juyali

    5 stars
    I love cabbage, so when I saw this recipe, I had to try it!!
    It was delicious! And low-carb doesn’t mean low-flavor. This pizza is a genius hack for a satisfying and healthy pizza fix. Thanks for the great recipe idea.

  • Sonja

    5 stars
    I never saw a cabbage pizza before and what a fantastic idea! I mean not just for kids, but I keep trying to include more veggies into every dish I make and this is the perfect way to healthify pizza! Love the idea and will most certainly make it again!

  • Asha

    5 stars
    I added sausage and mushrooms to the cabbage pizza. It made an unique and tasty brunch.

  • Rancy

    Interesting recipe. This could be a great way to use cabbage.

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