Cabbage With Meat Sauce Recipe

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A flavorful meat sauce is served over thinly sliced cabbage—instead of hot cooked noodles—for a deliciously different dish.—Janet Carter, Tullahoma, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:4-6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium head cabbage, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 295 calories, 22 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 748 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 9 g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook sausage, green pepper and onion until the sausage is browned; drain. Stir in the tomato juice, tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper; simmer for 1 hour. Melt butter in a Dutch oven; saute cabbage over medium heat until tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter; top with the meat sauce. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Cabbage With Meat Sauce in Taste of Home February/March 1995, p41

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2015

"I have been making this recipe for years and decided it was time I reviewed it. This is delicious, my whole family loves it. Such a nice change from pasta"

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"Delicious and easy to make. We used Bob Evans Italian style pork sausage for a little more zip. We added a sprinkle of parmesan cheese to each serving."

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