This low carb Pork Cabbage Skillet is an easy to make one pan meal that’s great for weeknight meals and simple lunches any day of the week. This homey one pan meal is ready in 30 minutes and uses just a handful of simple ingredients. Next time you have a craving for something simple but delicious, make this hearty and filling Pork Cabbage Skillet!

low carb pork cabbage skillet

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Pork Cabbage Skillet


How do I make this low carb skillet dish?

This one pan recipe is a cinch to whip up! Made in just one pan, in about 30 minutes, it’s simple from beginning to end. You’ll thinly slice your vegetables, make sure your pork is thinly sliced as well. Season, cook, bam! Time to eat. Sounds easy, right?

While the recipe calls for simple seasoning, salt and pepper, feel free to add others, like garlic, paprika, etc. Don’t enjoy red onion? That’s ok, you can leave it out. While it does add some delicious flavor, you can easily add other veggies if you’d like. Mushrooms and thinly sliced bell pepper are a lovely addition. A fan of heat? Add some thinly sliced jalapenos! This low carb dish really is so simple to make and almost impossible to mess up.


What should I serve with this pork cabbage skillet?

This low carb dish is already filling and hearty on its own. But if you’re wanting to add a bit to make it heartier, it’s fantastic over mashed cauliflower or mashed potatoes, rice or egg noodles. A loaf of crusty bread would be great as well, to soak up that bit of savory glaze. Yum! I love adding a bit of Trader Joes sweet chili sauce to this right before I dig in. It’s the perfect combination of spicy and sweet.

If you’re looking to round it out with dessert, try these delicious mini cheesecakes or try these amazing German Chocolate Cookies. Seriously droolworthy. Looking to keep dessert low carb as well? Check out this Keto Blackberry Cobbler. It’s as gorgeous as it is delicious!

low carb one pan pork cabbage skillet


How do I store the leftovers?

Pop them into the fridge in an air-tight container and eat them within 2 to 3 days. I wouldn’t eat something any later than that. Since the cabbage is cooked already with the pork, I wouldn’t freeze the leftovers either. The cabbage would get a bit too soggy.

To reheat this, you can easily pop it into the microwave in 30 second increments until it’s the desired temperature. If it’s absorbed too much of the sauce, pop it back into the skillet with a tiny bit of low sodium chicken broth and a splash of coconut aminos until warmed through.

I personally prefer glass over plastic food storage and love this set. This oven safe skillet is highly rated, while this Lodge Cast Iron skillet is a steal!

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low carb pork cabbage skillet

Pork Cabbage Skillet

This one pan meal is perfect if you're looking to incorporate more lean protein and simple veggies in your life! Low carb and absolutely delicious, this Pork Cabbage Skillet is a simple but tasty meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4 people


  • 1 skillet


  • 1 lb pork loin cut into thin medallions
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 head green cabbage thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp tamari or coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • salt, pepper to taste


  • Heat a large, high-sided skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the pork, season with salt and pepper if desired. Cook until the pork develops a golden crust and is almost cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Add the olive oil to the pan, as well as the cabbage and onion. Season with salt pepper to taste and cook until the veggies become soft and glossy, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Return the pork to the skillet and sprinkle with your coconut aminos/soy sauce/tamari. Cook until the pork is fully cooked through and the mixture begins to develop a glaze, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve. Enjoy!


Feel free to sub 1 pound of thinly cut pork tenderloins in place of the pork loin. I like to add minced garlic and smoked paprika on occasion to the pork and skip the salt to keep it lower sodium, but full of flavor. The leftovers are good for 2 - 3 days and can easily be reheated in the microwave. Serve as is or over mashed cauliflower for a low carb dish or mashed potatoes or rice if you're looking to add carbs. 
Keyword low carb, one pan

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