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Inside-Out Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

Inside-Out Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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

Reviews for Inside-Out Stuffed Cabbage

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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."

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

"This recipe was delicious. I did keep the rice on the side just so it would keep better."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"Made this with a few tweaks and all my family likes this in the winter. Try sweet italian sausage instead of hamburger for more flavor."

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"This was pretty quick and simple to make. I prepared the butternut squash and the green pepper the night before which really made prep time go quickly the night I made it. I really liked the flavor and I felt good that I was feeding my family something with cabbage and squash, things I don't use very often. I do think that it could stand a little more seasoning thought. I added salt and pepper to my bowl and that did the trick. Worth a try!"

Reviewed Aug. 17, 2012

"This meal was awesome! My husband and I ate the entire pot in two days!!! Making again this weekend!"

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2011

"I loved it it reminded me of the Chili my Grandmother use to make. If you added Chili powder to it with a little onion. And leave out the brown sugar and the squash. You would have Grandma's Cabbage Chili It was really good."

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"This was just ok and I am usually a big fan of cabbage. It is missing tomatoes or something."

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2011

"I do not like squash so I made mine without it and served it with butter bread and the family loved it, it taste like a stuffed pepper"

Reviewed May. 11, 2011

"I make this all the time :) If I cannot find butternut squash I use yellow squash and zucchini mixed....still just as delicious.....I also use ground turkey instead of beef and you can't tell the difference!"

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"This has to be the best cabbage dish I have ever eaten..So easy to prepare and my husband loved it!

It also freezes well."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"We loved this. It is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. My husband had seconds at dinner and more later that night. He also took some for lunch the next day. Will make again"

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"so delicious and easy. goes great with cornbread"

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"My family didn't care too much for this. I don't agree with it tasting like stuffed cabbage. It had a sweetness to it that didn't belong. All 4 of my kids aged 4 through 18 asked me not to make it again. I won't."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"This was a great dinner! My husband hates squash so I probably won't put it in next time. Other than that there were no complaints."

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010


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