Cabbage Roll Casserole Recipe
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Cabbage Roll Casserole Recipe

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I layer cabbage with tomato sauce and ground beef lasagna-style to create a hearty casserole that tastes like cabbage rolls but without all the work. —Doreen Martin, Kitimat, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce, divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 medium head cabbage (2 pounds), shredded
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Coarsely ground pepper, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 256 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 544mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat, crumbling beef, until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in one can of tomato sauce and next six ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Stir in rice and bacon; remove from heat.
  2. Layer a third of the cabbage in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with half of the meat mixture. Repeat layers; top with remaining cabbage. Pour remaining tomato sauce over top.
  3. Cover and bake 45 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with coarsely ground pepper. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Cabbage Roll Casserole in Taste of Home April/May 2005, p12

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Reviewed Jun. 24, 2016

"Made this in my slow cooker. Sooo good. Loved by all. Thanks so much for the idea. 5 *"

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Reviewed Jun. 14, 2016

"Delicious casserole with all the flavors of stuffed cabbage rolls. I had to drastically back on the ingredients to make it for 4 servings but the flavor was great. I flavored the cooked beef with some powdered beef bouillon, and used the cayenne pepper...not at all bland. I did cut way back on the rice using only 1/2cup for the four servings. Will make again."

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Reviewed Mar. 18, 2016

"It tastes just like my grandmother's cabbage rolls without all the work. My husband and I loved this and I've shared this recipe with all my sisters. It was perfect for St. Patrick's Day."

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2016

"Bland and unappealing...don't make this again...that's what my family told me after I made this recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

"I like this better than cabbage rolls. It is simpler to make and tastes great."

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