Inside-Out Stuffed Cabbage Recipe
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Inside-Out Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

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Preparing stuffed cabbage rolls can be time-consuming, but this version with butternut squash has the classic flavors —and it’s table ready in just 30 minutes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 6 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 can (11-1/2 ounces) spicy hot V8 juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 envelope beefy onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup uncooked instant brown rice

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 379 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 924mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 7g fiber), 25g protein


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, squash and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the cabbage, juice, water, soup mix and brown sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until cabbage is tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in rice. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until rice is tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Inside-Out Stuffed Cabbage in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p11

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Reviewed Oct. 24, 2014

"It was delicious and very easy to make"

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

"This was really good and fairly easy to make :)"

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"We love this recipe. Simple and we nearly always have all the ingredients readily on hand."

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"I didn't add the green peppers...even my kids loved this recipe. My 12 year old has recently asked when I am going to make it again!"

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"This was a great recipe! I have been trying to find things I can make that don't have gluten. I modified the recipe by using beef broth instead of the water and soup mix and I used more uncooked rice."

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