Cabbage Roll Casserole is an easy family favorite. It combines all the delicious flavors of stuffed cabbage rolls with much less time and effort. This delectable casserole makes eight healthy servings, and the leftovers heat up perfectly in the microwave.
Well, the New Year is here, and with it comes lots of chores to do. The Christmas tree needs to be taken down and all the treasured ornaments put away until next year. All the Christmas decorations need to be put back in their storage boxes and loaded on their reserved shelves in the basement. The outdoor lights need to be unhooked and wrapped back up in their appropriate boxes. Supper will be here before you know it. This Cabbage Roll Casserole is quick to come together and tastes just as good or better as the cabbage rolls your Grandma used to make. Just think of it as an unstuffed cabbage roll casserole.
How do you make Cabbage Roll Casserole?
Start by browning the ground beef. When it is about halfway browned, add the onion and cook until the beef is fully browned. Turn the heat to low and toss in the garlic at the last minute of cooking. Drain any excess fat from the skillet. Add the paprika, onion powder, cayenne, brown sugar, tomato sauce, beef broth, and rice. Bring the mixture to a low boil and then turn it to a simmer and cover it with a lid. Simmer until the rice is tender.
In a separate large skillet, add a little olive oil. Add half of the chopped cabbage and cooked until it starts to get tender. Add the cooked cabbage to a casserole dish that has been sprayed with a little nonstick cooking spray. Spread half of the beef mixture on top of the cabbage and top with half of the cheddar and Monterey Jack Cheese. Cook the second half of the cabbage the exact same way and add it to the casserole dish. Top with the remaining cheese and bake covered for about twenty minutes, then remove the foil and continue cooking until the cheese is lightly browned.
Can Cabbage Roll Casserole be prepared in a skillet?
Of course, with a couple of easy steps, you can have this all prepared in the same skillet that you cooked the cabbage in. You could do it either on the stovetop or in an ovenproof skillet.
Stove Top Cabbage Roll Casserole Method
After you finish cooking the cabbage, layer cabbage, cooked beef mixture, cheese, cabbage, cooked beef mixture, and cheese in the skillet. Turn the heat to a low simmer and cover with a lid or foil. Cook until the cabbage is tender and the cheese is melted.
Ovenproof Skillet Cabbage Roll Casserole Method
Make sure that your skillet is ovenproof, and layer the cooked cabbage, cooked beef mixture, and cheese. Repeat the layers ending with the remaining cheese. Cover with foil and bake for twenty minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking until the cheese is lightly browned and melted.
I have lots of readers who like their recipes with a little bit of kick and extra spice. If you are one of them, this section is for you! Pick one or two of these to add some pizzazz to the casserole! Of course, if you were born with a Habanero Pepper in your mouth, go for it.
- 1-2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning added at the same time as the other spices.
- 1-2 pinches of crushed red pepper added to the tomato sauce and beef broth
- A (14.5-ounce) can of fire-roasted tomatoes added at the same time as the tomato sauce
- Pepper Jack Cheese in place of the Monterey Jack
- Minced jalapeno added at the same time as the minced garlic
This delectable Cabbage Roll Casserole is family-friendly, easy, quick, and adaptable to your individual taste buds. Put the ingredients on your shopping list today and make this wholesome casserole for your family.
Other casseroles you will love!
Cabbage Roll Casserole
This easy casserole brings all the delicious flavors of cabbage rolls together with a lot less time and effort.
- Prep Time: 25
- Cook Time: 40
- Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
- Yield: 8
- Category: main meal casserole
- Method: stove top and bake
- Cuisine: American
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can low sodium beef broth
- 1 cup long grain white rice (uncooked)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium head green cabbage chopped
- 1 1/2 cups finely shredded sharp cheddar
- 1 1/2 cups finely shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9×13 inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil spray.
- Brown ground beef. When the ground beef is about halfway browned, add the onion; cook until the beef is fully browned. Reduce the heat to low. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously. Drain any excess fat from the skillet.
- Add paprika, onion powder, cayenne, brown sugar, tomato sauce, beef broth, and rice. Bring the mixture to a low boil. Turn to a simmer and cover with a lid. Simmer for 20 minutes until rice is tender.
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 of the chopped cabbage and cook until slightly tender; 5-7 minutes. Spread cabbage over the bottom of the casserole dish. Top with 1/2 of the ground beef mixture. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the cheeses, blending them. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the other 1/2 of the chopped cabbage and cook until slightly tender, 5-7 minutes. Spread the cabbage over the cheese in the casserole dish. Top with the other 1/2 of the beef mixture and then with the remaining cheese.
- Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes or until the cheese is lightly browned.
Keywords: cabbage casserole, casserole, cabbage rolls, deconstructed cabbage rolls
On the hunt for more delicious recipes? Follow Small Town Woman on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.https://www.smalltownwoman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Beth-1.pdf
I usually hate when people critique recipes when they didn’t really follow the recipe, but I’m doing it anyway because it turned out well and wanted to let people know some possible changes. I was trying to find a recipe to use up already cooked cabbage from our St Patrick’s day corned beef and cabbage dinner. Thought I’d try this recipe as a base wjth changes that I made due to what I had on hand. I’m sure the recipe as written is better, but wanted to let people know these alterations worked OK. I used left-over cabbage that was boiled with corned beef and the spices used for that. As I was not sure about the weight, but it was about the size of a large head of cabbage and thought if it was meat heavy that would be OK, I doubled the rest of the recipe. I cut the pre-cooked cabbage up into pieces, but it was still somewhat cold from the refrigerator when I used it in the recipe. Since I doubled the recipe I used a slightly taller casserole dish than a typical 9×13 baking dish. Ground venison (80/20 mix with ground pork). Didn’t have 2 cans of tomato sauce so used one can of that and one can of diced tomatoes and the juice (a change I would keep because I really liked the chunks of tomato in it). Basmati rice instead of long grain, I used 2 cups uncooked and it seemed very rice-y, not sure if it’s because of the type. Didn’t make it bad, but probably would be better with a little less rice. Used Mexican blend shredded cheese instead of the 2 different types in the recipe and was good. Increased the time with tin foil to 30 mins since a bigger amount and cabbage was cold and it worked out just fine.
Thanks for the tips, Jodie!
The flavor of this dish is divine. I modified it mostly by omission (I don’t eat rice) and slight step changes. I browned the ground beef without the onion and garlic, transferred it to a saucepan, and added all the seasonings and tomato sauce without the rice and broth. Brought it to a simmer while I did the cabbage mixture. I’m from the south, so bacon grease is a staple, haha. Heated 2 tbsp grease, added cabbage and onions, and sauteed them for about 10 minutes. Then I added the garlic, a little salt and pepper, and stirred it for about a minute before taking it off the heat. I guess I didn’t have as much cabbage as the original recipe called for because I did it in one step, not two. Then I layered and baked as directed, with a short broil at the end. So like I said, no change in ingredients except no rice/broth and the addition of bacon grease for sauteeing. I LOVED the flavor of the beef layer. I have already passed this on to my kids to try. Thank you so much!
The pleasure is all mine, Tara! Thanks for the tips, as I have a lot of readers that don’t eat rice.
This was so delicious! I’ve tried about 10 different takes on cabbage rolls, and my husband said this was the best one yet.
I had to make a couple substitutions. I didn’t have white rice or plain tomato sauce. I used saffron rice. I was worried the extra seasonings would change the flavor, but it worked great. I like a lot of sauce, so I added in a jar of pasta sauce, too.
I had some yellow and green bell peppers and Italian sausage, so I cooked the onions, peppers, and garlic together before adding the ground beef and sausage. It had a great flavor.
I know I’ll be making it again, and next time I’ll probably double the amount of cabbage. I cooked half of what I used in oil. It was taking a long time, so I just steamed the other half in the microwave to save time. I couldn’t tell a big difference in flavor or texture.
So glad that you liked the casserole, Tracy. Thanks for your great tips!
Oh wow, I remember making these cabbage wraps that were very similar, but having to fill and roll all of the cabbage was so challenging. Making it as a casserole is such a better idea.
I love a hearty, satisfying meal like that that’s healthy too! Looks like such a delicious meal for the family. Cabbage rolls are so good and I love this casserole idea 😀
I love the look of this. Do you think I could substitute the white rice for red rice. Looks so tasty I want to try making this!
Yes, you can! Enjoy!
This is something I have never tried, but perfect for this time of year. I use cabbage in a variety of recipes but never thought to use in this way
OMG Beth this looks lush and actually your explanation has made it sound so easy! I’ve checked and we have the ingredients so I’m going to do this tomorrow!!
Thank you 🙂
The pleasure is all mine! Enjoy!
Great recipe! I used ground venison. Turned out delicious. Thanks!
My pleasure, Sharon! So glad that you liked the cabbage casserole recipe!
Thanks for the recipe. I did it for the first time and everything turned out thanks to you. I love it
Thank you, Stacy! So glad that you liked it!
I made it with turkey it was so good. My family loved it.
So glad that they enjoyed it!
I had to keep rereading the recipe looking for salt & pepper measurement or to taste. Didn’t see any mention except in the comments. Making it today.
This was like the perfect casserole. Came out so creamy and delicious. Yum. My husband had thirds. Followed the recipe as is, but added salt and pepper to the beef mixture and when cooking the cabbage. Can’t wait for leftovers tomorrow!
Thanks Emily! I am so glad that you and your husband enjoyed it! I love cabbage!
This was delicious. Whole family loved it. We did add some hot sauce, added some nice mild heat.
Thanks Clare! So glad that the family loved it. It is an easy tasty dish!
Lorrie A Deese
I used parmesan cheese,it’s not oily.And put some cottage cheese in the dish.
CAN YOU TELL ME HOW IT TASTED WITH SUBBING PARMESAN FOR THE HIGH FAT CHEESES? – WOULD YOU GIVE IT 5 STARS AFTER CHANGES?
OMG, THIS IS SO GOOD! Better even the next day. we are starting to make 2 at a time to have one to freeze. Leftovers perfect to heat in microwave for Lunch or dinner. Would not change a thing.
Thanks so much Tanya! I am so happy that you love them. Have a fabulous day!
Has anyone tried this with brown rice?
Hi Jane, I did and it turned out great. I did precook the rice though
absolutely delicious!!!! the beef was really good. I used cauliflower rice inside of white rice and turned out amazing!
Thanks Mary! So glad that you liked it!
I am confused as to why there is cheese included in the ingredients on your recipe as well as most others I have read. Since real rolled cabbage does not include cheese I was wondering if the cheese acts as a binder when its made in a casserole dish or is it just for the flavor.
It really does both. It works as a binder and adds great flavor. Everyone who tries it loves it.
Prepping this ahead for Monday night dinner with venison. I know it will be good. Thank you for the recipe!
My pleasure! Enjoy!!
I made it with bison. So good.
Can this be frozen for later?
Yes it sure can
Should you bake it first before freezing??? LOVED IT! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
Yes you should bake it first.
Made this a few times and my family loved it!
Can I prepare it ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze it for the next day or later on the week?
Yes you sure can. It is best to freeze prior to baking.
Wow I’ve made cabbage rolls for years but this is a game changer. I followed the exact recipe but also added a little chilli.
Thankyou for sharing
Thanks Karen! So glad that you liked the casserole.
Love this recipe! My sister and I take turns caring for our 101 year old mother and are always trying new recipes since she still has a good appetite . We all really like this recipe so it is in our rotation for sure.
Thank you so much for posting. Directions were very well written and easy to follow!
Thanks so much Lori. That is so cool that your mother still has a good appetite. She is blessed to have daughters that take good care of her. I am sure she appreciates it.
Do you know the fiber count on this? It’s delicious!
No sorry I do not.
Takes time to make this and then bake but it is very tasty. I love cabbage rolls so this was easier than those. I will def make again !
Thanks Tess! I am glad that you enjoyed it!
This recipe is absolutely phenomenal! I made it for the second time last night! I made it exactly as written except I used way less cheese because I found it didn’t need it. I ended up only using a little over a cup of cheddar cheese. I also decided to add a little Worcestershire sauce to the meat mixture and threw in some chili flakes! Super good and definitely a staple recipe in my house.
Thanks Krystal! So glad that you liked it and thanks for the tips!
what can you do i your rice doesn’t cook!
usually i cook rice, beans or lentils separately, this time i didn’t – my rice is very hard after 20 minutes.
The casserole is cooked for 40 minutes. 20 minutes covered and 20 minutes uncovered. Don’t forget to preheat your oven.
I’m keto what can i replace rice with? cauliflower rice?
Can I somehow substitute Minute rice? I’m very new to cooking and still learning. Thank you!!
I think minute rice is going to be over cooked in this recipe.
I use minute rice all the time in this recipe and it’s just fine
I’ve never made regular rice!
i would cook the minute rice separately using the broth.
then just add the rice to the rest of the meat mixture.
Delicious cassarole… it’s a keeper!
Thanks Linda! So glad that you like the casserole.
I have made this recipe more than once and has become a family favorite, so much easier than making cabbage rolls and very tasty, there is never leftovers
Thanks so much Lyn! So glad that the you and the family like it. I agree 100%! So much easier than cabbage rolls!
I made this vegan (TVP instead of ground beef, no cheese) and the entire family loved it. Will be making again!
Great recipe, made this tonight for dinner
This was one of the best tasting dish we have had in a long time.. Will definitely make it again..
Thanks Sharon! So glad that you liked it!
Love this as well as it’s cousin , unstuffed pepper casserole but I have never put cheese in either one.
The only thing I did different is that I used meatloaf mixture instead of just hamburger. This did not taste like the stuffed cabbage that I make but it is definitely a great cabbage recipe. I will definitely make again.
Hello, can you substitute brown basmati rice? If so, what other tweaks would need made (if you know)?
I am not sure as I have not worked with brown basmati rice.
Can sauerkraut be added to this recipe?
Sure. I would drain it real well.
So much better than burning your fingers trying to peel the leaves off a cabbage head!
A big yes to using turkey meat, just season it well on the front end. I have made large batches and both froze after cooking and froze prior to cooking. I like the raw freeze as it comes out the way it does when you cook directly from scratch…just make sure that the casserole is completely thawed before placing in the oven and use the same time and temperature…it will be fine. I think that even my Polish grandmothers would approve of this recipe, they call it Golobki!
Thanks Scott! So glad that you liked it! Thanks for the tips. I always love good tips!
Can this be frozen? Thanks
Yes according the readers they freeze it all the time. My husband does allow much to hit our freezer here.
Great and easy
Try with rices cauliflower, less beef broth for low carb
Thanks for the tip Veronica!
You know, when I was making this, I was internally grumbling a bit about the steps and time involved in prep… but the end result was so worth it!! YUM!! No tweaks and the recipe was perfect!! Thank you!!
Thanks Kim! So glad that you liked it!
I want to try this today but could not see in the comments where you can substitute the beef for ground turkey or ground chicken. Would you recommend ?
I think it would be better with ground turkey. Not the breast meat but just the mixed ground turkey. I use ground turkey in a lot of my recipes.
This looks delish! Can I make it without any rice or will it be to watery?
I am not sure because I have not tried. It might be worth a try to see. Please let us know because I always have readers that are watching their carbs!
You may omit the rice, however you must omit the broth also.
Can this be made with pre cooked rice? What adjustments would need to be made if so?
I am a little worried the rice is going to be overcooked. Are you parboiling it?
Thanks for Saturday night dinner inspo 😉
No problem! The pleasure was all mine!!
Excellent recipe! I do add about a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce in with the beef and rice mixture.
I’ve made this recipe twice now and both times it’s been absolutely delicious. I do double the paprika and onion powder, but that’s just my taste. This has been a big hit both times, leftovers are delicious as well. I’m so glad to get to have that cabbage roll flavor without all of the work. Thank you!
Thanks so much Neely! So glad that you and yours like it. Cabbage rolls are delicious but they are more work!
We di the traditional cabbage and black eyed peas for New Year’s but this year I am going to take this receipe make it with a can of the black eye peas added. I bet it will be great. I think I am also going to use rotel tomatoes. I always eat the traditional but I dont really like it, but this…yes, this will be great. I can even still put the dime in for good luck, lol. Thank you!
My pleasure Jayne! Happy New Year!
I made this recipe with spaghetti sauce, I didn’t have tomato sauce, it turned out really good..not much of a cabbage person.but if your trying to find a alternative to noodles it turned out like a lasagna..nice way to finish off a head of cabbage after making coleslaw
Thanks so much Olivia! So glad that you liked it!
I love the idea of layering the ingredients instead of all the fiddly bits! Can’t wait to try this.
We are always looking for new ways to enjoy cabbage, and this looks delicious. So hearty too.
What a delicious cabbage casserole. A combination with ground beef makes it perfect. I will definitely going to make one. Thanks
Easy AND great to pack for work the next day. What a fabulous way to use up the cabbage at home. Thanks for sharing!
Wow! This is a great dish! Casseroles make dinner so much easier. Can’t wait to make it for the family!
Awesome recipe!!!!!! Thank you!
Oh this recipe is GOLD! Thank you so so much! Saving it for my recipe box so we can make it on repeat!
Thanks so much Jen! So glad that you like it!!
Yummy I love cabbage rolls. And this recipe had all the tastes that I love – without all the work. SO SO good.
After browning meat season can you make it the rest of the way in Crock-Pot or slow cooker ?
Honestly Linda I have never tried. However I do not see any reason why it would not work.
I made this recipe tonight. It was just delicious. It’s definitely a keeper. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
My pleasure Betsy! So glad that you enjoyed it.
I just made a double batch and it smells delicious!!! I was hoping to freeze it in smaller containers, too. Do you suggest freezing it AFTER you cook the individual casseroles or AFTER you assemble them? Thank you!
After you cook them. We don’t freeze a whole lot here because my husband has a big appetite but the readers have reported good success.
The cabbage roll casserole was delicious! My husband and I ate until we were as stuffed, thank you for this great recipe!
I made this because I needed to use up some leftover cooked cabbage. Turns out I’ll be making it again even if that’s not the case, because WOW did my family love it.
Thanks, Kirsten! So glad that you and the family loved it!
Love this recipe! It’s great leftover the next day too. Yum!
I love this casserole even more than traditional cabbage rolls. You get all the good flavor with so much less work!
We really enjoy this dish. Planted plenty of cabbage. Made it twice. I make two dishes- so much. Freeze one. Perfect
Awesome! Thanks Kathy! So glad that you liked it!!
This recipe is totally delicious! EVEN my husband loved it! However I steamed the cabbage all together instead of two steps. I cut the cheese in half to save on fat calories. Makes a big bunch of food. Love it!
Thanks so much Rachel! So glad that you liked it! It is a big hearty casserole.
Even my picky kids love this one!
This is such a family friendly meal! So easy to make and everyone loves it!
This was so simple and yummy, and full of flavor, the perfect family dinner.
Drooling over this delicious dish. Love the flavors. Can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing
This looks so scrumptious! I love cooked cabbage casseroles like this. My mother in law makes something similar that is fantastic!
This look absolutely divine. I’ve never had a cabbage roll casserole so that’s one to add to my “prep list”. Thank you!
Wow the Ukrainian in me loves the sound of this casserole. I will admit…cabbage rolls are sort of sacred…I don’t always have the time to make them. This I can make any night of the week.
This is the perfect way to enjoy “stuffed cabbage” without all the hassle! Thanks so much for this recipe.
I haven’t tried this yet. But right up my alley. Glad to know what I can use my leftover brown rice in this. Love reading the comments helps make a decision on how I’ll make it. Thanks
Awesome Dorothea! I hope you enjoy it!!
Is that one and a half cups of both cheeses, total 3 cups of cheese blend or half a cup of each for 1 cup total, might be a dumb ?, I want to clarify the recipe. Thanks
1 1/2 cups of each cheese for a total of 3 cups
Made this a couple of nights ago. Very good and leftovers last well! Ended up having this for 3 meals because there’s only 2 of us. Will make again and cut recipe in half.
So glad that you liked it Cindy! Yes it is a big casserole.
Very nice recipe. I added salt and pepper to the ground beef mixture, also added fire roasted tomatoes. Also as I was sauteing the cabbage I added a little salt and pepper to each batch, and used Avocado Oil with garlic to sautee the cabbage with. Very tasty. Thanks!
Thanks so much Mark and I love all the great tips!
Hi. Can uncooked brown rice be used instead of white?
It would take some experimentation. Brown rice cooks a lot slower than white rice and it requires more liquid. I think that you would be better off cooking the rice separately and adding it to the casserole.
Sam I used brown rice, but cooked it first as it takes longer than white rice. It turned out so good.
I used a can of diced tomatoes since that’s what I had, smoked paprika, and orzo instead of rice. It was delicious, everyone loved it.
I love a cook that can improvise. Sometimes you really have to! So glad that you liked it! We love it too!!
I really want to try this. However, The cabbage in the picture looks green. Mine always turns more yellow after cooking. What do you do you keep it green?
Sometimes it is just a matter of finding good green cabbage to start not to mention lighting and having experience taking pictures for years.
Wow! This is delish! As a vegetarian, I made a minor modification by substituting Gardein “The Ultimate Beefless Ground” for the ground beef and my family loved, loved, loved this casserole! Thank you for sharing at his recipe!
Awesome! So glad that you liked it and were able to adapt it to your wants and needs!
Best recipe for cabbage roll casserole EVER!. I have searched and searched for a recipe that didn’t sound as boring as all the ones that just use tomato sauce. I finally found this one and it is SO good. Only substitution I made was smoked paprika instead of regular . This is definately a keeper!
Thanks so much! I love it…I mean really love it when a reader says that I stand out above the rest because I do not use the status quo.
I made tonight but cooked in pressure cooker for 25 minutes after add raw cabbage After done I opened and added the cheese stirred in and was great
That is awesome! Thanks for the tip Rose!
Can you mix it altogether minus the cheese instead of layering it?
I am sure you can but it may not seem as cheesy as the cheese may kind of meld into the recipe. I hope that makes sense!
Great recipe! I added salt, pepper, and diced tomatoes with green chilies. It was great! Thx for the recipe!
So glad that you liked it! It is an easy recipe that the whole family can love!
Made this tonight and my picky husband and I both loved it! It was so easy to prepare; I added a little Cajun seasoning for a little more kick! This will definitely be replacing traditional cabbage rolls in my house. It was easier and the cheesy goodness gave it that extra flavor boost!
Thanks so much Amanda! I am so glad that you liked it. I love the cheesy goodness too!
My Ukrainian Grandmother would roll over in her grave if I put cheese on it so being the purist that I am, I left it out and it still tasted really good! The spices were unique too and added flavour, I too added a can of diced tomatoes and of course, salt and pepper.
LOL! Oh my goodness you are making me laugh. I understand completely! My grandmother had her way with certain recipes too. I am so glad that you enjoyed it!
So good! I recommend this to anyone. A must make for sure.
I wish I would have realized how much I love cooked cabbage sooner! This was so good and I didn’t feel guilty going back for seconds!
I am so glad that you liked it. You will have to put the recipe on your regular rotation so you can make up for lost time.
Thank you for the recipe, Beth! It’s fantastic!
I’ve never tried making casserole with cabbage before! This is delicious!
This is the only way I can get my kids to eat cabbage. It’s delicious!
LOL! Well at least they like it!
Add 1/4 cup vinegar before baking.
Interesting! I will have to try that!
My daughter and her husband do the keto eating plan and therefore don’t do pastas rice and etc so we sub riced cauliflower in recipes and last week I subbed shredded zucchini in stuffed peppers for the rice and it turned out delicious so I will try this recipe as well soon and use one or the other in the place of rice. Thanks for sharing this one. I’m sure my kids will love it.
You are most welcome! That sounds like a great idea. I hope you enjoy it!
My husband is allergic to rice can I use cauliflower rice instead?
I am not familiar enough with cauliflower rice to answer that. Perhaps one of my readers will be able to answer that.
What temp for the oven?
Can you put this together and bake the following day?
Yes I do believe you could easily do it with this casserole.
Wow! This was so incredibly good! Thank you for sharing yur recipe. I ended up steaming the cabbage on one burner and the ground beef ingredients on the other so they were done at the same time. The only change was I used frozen Chinese white rice. Came out so good. I may never make stuffed cabbage again! ☺
I am so glad that you liked it. We love this casserole! I guess your rice was already cooked?
Love this recipe! Turns out great every time.
This is my kind of meal!
So much easier than regular stuffed cabbage and just as wonderful.
Just found this recipe on facebook. Thinking about trying it tonight but cant think what side dishes I could serve with it. Have you any suggestions?
That casserole is almost all inclusive. Mashed potatoes, applesauce, Pierogies, green salad with a light vinaigrette, crusty rye bread and butter.
This looks very good. I would like to try this, but could you tell me a way to possibly cut down on the sodium level?
It probably does not have that much sodium in it. I use a program to establish nutritional information by matching ingredients as best it can. There was not an option for low sodium beef broth. Make sure you use that and low sodium tomato sauce. That should reduce the sodium quite a bit.
Louise M Stevens
I will make it with ground turkey and leave out the cayenne pepper and sugar.
Could I substitute the rice for quinoa?
I am not sure. I have not tried.
Is there any way to reduce the sodium in this? Also, would using ground turkey instead of beef spoil the taste or recipe? I think this looks very good, but need to make adjustments in recipes because of husband’s health issues.
Thanks so much! It probably does not have that much sodium in it. I use a program to establish nutritional information by matching ingredients as best it can. There was not an option for low sodium beef broth. Make sure you use that and low sodium tomato sauce. That should reduce the sodium quite a bit.
Looks good we love cabbage. I make cabbage beef soup a lot and freeze the leftovers
Thank you! I love cabbage soup! So darn delicious!!
Do you have a recipe for Cabbage Soup
Yes I do here it is! Cabbage Roll Soup
This looks like my kind of comfort food! Can’t wait to make this. Thank you!
My pleasure. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Can you use bagged slaw instead of chopping cabbage?
No it is chopped way too thin. You want larger chunks.
Sometimes you just know when you are putting a recipe together that it is going to be a keeper. This is one of those recipes! In the oven now, smells fabulous & I cannot wait to eat it! I used riced cauliflower instead of rice…& smoked paprika. Thank you!
I so hope you enjoy it Alli! We love it!!
Wow! I have never seen a recipe quite like this one. I had a menu planned out for tonight’s dinner and a shopping list created but looks like I’ll be rewriting those! Going to try this for dinner tonight! Thank you.
How sweet! Thanks Genevieve! I sure hope you enjoy it!!
Freezes well after cooked. I freeze cabbage rolls in ziploc bags every Fall for the winter. Love a recipe like this for a quick meal as love cabbage!
Thanks for the heads up! That is good to know!
Delish!! Made this today for tonight’s dinner, I could have eaten the beef and rice mixture alone! It’s not even dinner time yet and my husband has helped himself to two servings! Pretty sure the kids are also going to LOVE it!
That is great Cara! I am so glad that you and your family love it! You made my day!
Delicious! I added a can of diced tomatoes to the ground beef mixture. Thanks for a very good recipe!
The pleasure is all mine! So glad that you liked it!!
Did you use diced tomatoes in place of tomato sauce or in addition to?
Can you make ahead and freeze this recipe?
No I do not recommend that. Cabbage does not do well frozen
I haven’t made this yet but I am going to. I make cabbage soup all the time and freeze it and it comes out fine. However I don’t think you should freeze cabbage before it is cooked. I like to make these types of casseroles and freeze leftovers in single serving size containers for my husband to take to lunch. I will try this and see what happens.
Thanks! Please let us know how it turns out. My readers are always asking about freezing.
I have frozen this recipe many times and it comes out great , but I always cook it first. I freeze it in portion size containers, there are only two of us, and it reheats in no time at all
Thanks for the heads up Naomi! We love to hear good tips from our readers!
i freeze whole cabbages and make cabbage rolls the old fashion way other than u thaw the cabbage no pre cooking involved
I do the same with the head of cabbage! Freezing makes that messy boiling of the cabbage obsolete!
As a person who is “so-so” on cabbage rolls themselves, I was totally blown away by how absolutely delicious this is. I mean, we LOVED it. Made a bunch to use up Savoy cabbage from the garden and cooked and froze the extras. Have fed it to my husband, 8 month old and the 14 year old babysitter and everyone was asking for more. Yum!
Thanks so much Suzanne! So glad that you liked it!!
My pleasure Toni! So glad that you like it!
Made this dish and it’s a new favorite. Didn’t add the hot pepper and didn’t saute the cabbage. The cabbage was well cooked with less oil in the dish. Well done!
Thanks Sharon! So glad that you liked it! Thanks for the tips!