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Caboodles – Steamed Cabbage Noodles (vegan, keto, 1-ingredient)

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 13 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Caboodles are easy vegetable “noodles” made from cabbage! Endlessly versatile, they do not require a spiralizer, and are keto, vegan, low-carb, low-calorie and Paleo.


  • 1 small head (1.5 lbs/ 680 g) pale green cabbage, loose outer leaves removed


  1. Place a vegetable steamer or metal colander in a large pot. Fill with enough water to come just below the steamer/colander.
  2. Quarter the cabbage lengthwise. Place quarter on their sides and cut out the cores; discard cores.
  3. Separate each quarter into two sections (inner white layers and outer green layers). Working with one section at a time, press down and cut lengthwise into thin strips. Repeat until all of the cabbage is cut.
  4. Bring the water in the pot to a boil. Add the cabbage, cover (crack cover to allow some steam to escape),and steam for 4 to 8 minutes until caboodles are tender but not completely wilted.
  5. Remove cabbage from steamer and enjoy in any way that you would serve noodles.


Storage: Cut, uncooked caboodles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Cooked caboodles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

  • Category: Vegetables, Side-Dish, Noodle Alternative
  • Method: Steaming
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe (about 1.5 cups)
  • Calories: 26
  • Sugar: 3.6 g
  • Sodium: 20.4 mg
  • Fat: 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.2 g
  • Fiber: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: caboodles, cabbage noodles, vegetable noodles, vegan. keto, low-carb, low-calorie, no spiralizer, easy, frugal