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Cabbage Skillet Pizza {Lasagna}

Summer is coming and so is the garden goodness we reap every year. Whether you grow your own, shop a farmer’s market or local grocery store, there’s nothing like fresh food. As I promised earlier this week and in my feeding a large family on a budget post, I am sharing a family favorite recipe with you today. Have you ever tried cabbage skillet pizza?

Skillet of Cabbage Pizza (aka Cabbage Lasagna) by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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Before you wrinkle your nose at the thought of cabbage, let me just say that I didn’t like cabbage as a kid and didn’t even as an adult until I learned how to prepare it right. My kids have told me repeatedly that they love this almost more than our regular whole wheat pizza – now that’s saying something.

My kids aren’t picky, which in and of itself is a miracle because my mother swore to the highest heavens that she never saw a pickier eater than me. I admit I was, but I believe there was a reason.

Let me go back a few years and explain why I am making efforts in my household diet. I have always been an advocate for a healthy lifestyle and thought I was doing good. No coffee, pop, sugar fests, processed food were limited and we didn’t have any other bad habit. However, some events came up in my life, like losing our little girl and baby, that made me listen harder to my body and research. What I found was though I thought our regimen was healthy, like grinding our own grains and baking our own breads, for example, it was highly lacking. You would think homemade anything is good, but that isn’t the case when using your typical food sources found at the grocery store.

RESEARCH

My research led me to discover that our current day food supply is absolutely nothing like our ancestors diets,. Not only in cultivation, but in preparation. Our modern-day wheat, for example, is not meant for our consumption in its current state. Our ancestors knew how to grow the grain without chemicals, ferment it for optimal digestion. Thus making it an absolute vital part of our diet. Not so in today’s world. Now, our bodies are working hard against wheat (and most grains) causing our digestive systems to become weak and create problems like a leaky gut.

Whoa you say, right? I seriously could fill your head with all I know and am constantly learning, but I’m starting here to encourage you to think about what goes into your daily habit. Some of my favorite reads and resources are Nourishing Traditions, Folks, This Ain’t Normal, and Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS). I also highly encourage you to take a peek at the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) and all of their immense resources, and other phenomenal food bloggers like Nourished Kitchen, Food Renegade, and Mommypotamus.

My family and I have worked hard to heal ourselves primarily following the GAPS and WAPF protocol. I can say that it is MIRACULOUS! We have watched how our daughters would vomit for 12 hours if she touched a speck of wheat. Now she is able to eat our homemade pizza made with whole wheat flour. All by changing our habits and healing our guts with nourishing food. I could share more stories, but instead of inundating you right now, I will try to fill in as I go each time I share a recipe.

Making the changes may seem daunting at first. However, that’s not the case with easy recipes like this cabbage skillet pizza. You’ll find them slipping right into your daily grind and you’ll feel soooo good.

A Plate of Cabbage Skillet Pizza Lasagna by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

RECIPE

Ready to mix it up and dive in? Let’s go!

Cabbage Skillet Pizza {Lasagna}

Feed your family and loved ones this nourishing meal that is simple to prepare and easy on the budget.

  • 1 large head of cabbage
  • 1 16 oz. can plain crushed tomatoes (do not drain)
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup grated mozarella cheese
  • 15-20 slices pepperoni (optional for pizza)
  • 1 pound ground beef browned (optional for lasanga)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut cabbage head in half and remove heart (center of cabbage).
  2. Slice cabbage halves into wedges and chop into large chunks.
  3. Place as much cabbage as you can in a 10″ preheated cast iron skillet that has been seasoned with 1 T. of butter. Turn and stir cabbage until it begins to cook down and continue to add remaining cabbage in.
  4. Once you have cooked all the cabbage until it is translucent, add your tomatoes, sauce and seasonings and mix in. This is where you add pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, etc. for a pizza or add the browned ground beef for a lasagna instead.
  5. Top with the mozarella cheese and bake until chess is melted and slightly browned. (approx. 15 min.)
  6. Serve with a side of roasted garlic asparagus or your other favorite side and enjoy!

A cast-iron skillet is not an absolute necessity as you can cook this in a stainless steel pan and transfer to a baking dish to get the same effect. I easily double this recipe for our family of 8 using two cabbage heads, double the rest of the ingredients, and cook in a 12″ cast-iron skillet.

Feel free to print the recipe. That way you can have it ready to go when you need a last-minute meal idea. Don’t have a cast-iron skillet? Don’t worry, you can cook the cabbage down in a stainless steel skillet and transfer to a baking dish if you skillet is not oven proof or you can get one online. You can do this!

I know you’ll love that this cabbage skillet pizza is tasty and it’s as easy as chopping…

Cutting out Center of Cabbage | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Chopping Cabbage for Skillet Pizza | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Cooking…

Cooking Cabbage in Cast Iron Skillet for Pizza | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

LAST BITS

Adding your favorite toppings to turn it into a pizza (or lasagna style if you prefer)…

Adding Cabbage Skillet Pizza Ingredients | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Topping Cabbage Skillet Pizza with Cheese | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

and bake!

Skillet of Cabbage Pizza (aka Cabbage Lasagna) by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Serve the cabbage skillet pizza with a side of roasted garlic asparagus or your other favorite veggie, a cool glass of raw milk or fermented lemonade, and you’re good to go.

During our home remodel we’ve slipped in our efforts and I am on a mission to regain my diet back. I feel strongly about sharing our efforts with you and encouraging you. If a family of 8 on a budget can do it, so can you!

TIP: Consider buying local dairy to not only support your local farmer, but also grate your own cheese as many of the bagged varieties contain wood pulp, YES, WOOD PULP! It’s use is to the keep the cheese from sticking together. bluck. While a local farmer isn’t always available, you can search your area here.

Grating Locally Raised and Cured Mozarella Cheese | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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I want to hear from you when you give this cabbage skillet pizza a try. Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. Don’t forget to pin and share this recipe to save it for future reference. ♥

Quick & Easy Nourishing Cabbage Skillet Pizza by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Next week is our Trash to Treasure Tuesday and I’ll be sharing what I did with this Mid Century Modern Credenza I found…in the trash!! UPDATE: it’s DONE! eep!

Curbside Mid Century Modern Console Before | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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Comments

  1. Sherry Fram says

    I love cooked cabbage and I love lasagna but never thought of them together. Will definitely have to try this! BTW I think my sister was and still is the pickiest eater on the planet. My mom always made macaroni and cheese for every meal because she never knew if my sister was going to eat anything else. Every holiday or family get together we always have macaroni and cheese just in case. lol

    Also you could change up the spices and meats to use this to make a Cajun inspired jambalaya type meal.

    • Larissa says

      That is too funny, Sherry! I have since changed my picky habits now that I am the cook, but still funny how we all can be sometimes. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Sharon Reed says

    This looks incredible! 🙂 Me and my roommate are starting to eat a little healthier and we LOVE pizza so this is definitely going on the list of our menu next week.

    • Larissa says

      Congratulations on making the effort to eat well. I hope you love it and your feedback would be most welcome. 🙂

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