Stuffed Cabbage

nutritious and absolutely delicious
Nutritious and absolutely delicious
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For the sauce
2 tbsp Olive oil extra-virgin
½ large Onion chopped
3 cloves Garlic minced
2 tbsp Tomato paste
1 (28 oz) Can crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp Sugar
2 tsp Dried oregano
Kosher Salt optional
Black pepper optional
For the cabbage rolls
15 leaves Cabbage
1 lb Ground beef
¼ cup White rice uncooked
¼ cup Bread crumbs
½ large Onion chopped
2 tbsp Parsley freshly chopped, plus more for garnish
Kosher Salt optional
Black pepper optional

Nutritional information

  • For the sauce

  • For the cabbage rolls

Stuffed Cabbage


Stuffed Cabbage is a great way to up your family’s intake of this super healthy vegetable. Cabbage is packed with nutrients and is a great source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K. It can help to improve digestion and may help keep your heart healthy while lowering blood pressure too. What’s not to love?

I start by making a tomato based sauce for the stuffed cabbage. Before making the cabbage rolls, blanch the cabbage leaves in a pan of boiling water. Using a paring knife, cut away the hard triangular stem from each leaf. Make a filling from ground beef, white rice, bread crumbs, chopped onion and chopped parsley. Roll up the filling in cabbage leaves and arrange them in the baking dish and pour the remaining sauce over the top. Bake in the oven and enjoy!

To make my Stuffed Cabbage, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Stuffed Cabbage

Steps to make Stuffed Cabbage


Heat the oven


Preheat the oven to 350 °F.


Make the sauce


Pour 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet and heat over medium heat. Cook ½ a large onion for 5 minutes until soft. Add the tomato paste and garlic. Stir well and cook for a minute until fragrant. Add the can of crushed tomatoes and 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp sugar and 2 tsp of dried oregano. Mix well and reduce heat to medium-low.


Simmer sauce


Simmer the sauce for 20 minutes. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.


Blanch cabbage leaves


Place 15 cabbage leaves in a large pot of boiling water and blanch the leaves for about one minute until they are tender and flexible. Set aside. Once cool, use a paring knife to cut out the hard triangular rib from each leaf.


Make the filling


Combine 1 lb of ground beef with one cup of sauce, ¼ cup uncooked white rice, ¼ cup bread crumbs, ½ large onion and 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley in a large bowl. Mix well and season to taste with salt and pepper.


Assemble the casserole


Spread a thin layer of the tomato sauce at the bottom of a large baking dish. Spoon about ⅓ of a cup of filling into one end of each leaf. Roll the leaf up tight and tuck the sides in as you roll. Place the cabbage rolls seam down on the sauce in the baking dish. Pour the remaining sauce over cabbage rolls



1h 15m

Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the oven for 1 hour 15 minutes until cooked through.



Serve garnished with parsley.

This Stuffed Cabbage is a delicious dish using healthy, nutritious cabbage leaves. If you try this recipe, please come back to leave a review below to tell me what you think!

Lilly is an enthusiastic and cheerful young mom. She knows as well as any parent that children can be really picky when it comes to food. And she’s had plenty of experience trying to cook meals that are both tasty and nutritious, and able to satisfy the tastes of a fussy kid right away! To save you some precious time, Lilly's going to share with you all the tricks she learned the hard way, so you don’t have to! She has a wealth of recipes for quick and easy meals for kids and families on a budget.

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In reply to Bob:
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Grayson Fezza

Cook it for a bit longer if you think the rice is still too hard, I didn't boil it half way cause I was too lazy, lol.

Brisa Maceyko

Love this recipe, even bookmarked the page for next time I decide to make another 5 star meal, very excited to try more things out.

Kaya Streyle

My fiance and I both loved these cabbage rolls! We made sure to cook the rice halfway before hand too like the comments state.

Abbigail Gooler

I think the vegan cabbage soup is tastier and more filling actually, but since my hubby isn't a vegan I made him this and he liked it too.

Ryann Cowen

I decided to add some zucchini to it and it was AWESOME, freaking amazingly tasty and juicy.

Ali Bunfill

You taste sooo good omg I love it so much!!!

Coraline Allrich

Thanks for another great recipe Lilly, always serving us the best meals possible!

Amiya Kubicek

I cooked the rice in chicken broth and used ground chicken instead of beef, tasted like heaven with every bite.

Livia Ambrosio

Rice was amazingly good with this but I'd recommend cooking the rice halfway first before putting it in the oven or it'll turn out to be too hard.

Carlie Deviney

Takes an ultra long time to make so I'd recommending eating an appetizer before starting this or you'll starve.

Yazmin Masinter

Easy to make though not my personal favorite, though my entire family is obsessed with it so a total crowd pleaser for sure.

Isabela Milsom

These were so tasty though I did replace two things which was the rice I changed for cauliflower and I used ground turkey instead of beef :)

Baylor Bayliss

It's good but falls apart almost instantly , maybe I messed up on something?..

Aniya Marquina

I added some parmesan cheese to the top of the finished stuffed cabbage and it was DELICIOUS!

Maisy Coar

Double the sauce with these for sure or it'll be a little dry.


I love it! So delicious!

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