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, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups cubed peeled butternut squash (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 envelope Lipton beefy onion soup mix
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 can (11-1/2 ounces) spicy hot V8 juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 cups chopped cabbage (about 1 small head)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked instant brown rice

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 382 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 841mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 7g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook and crumble beef with squash and pepper over medium-high heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in soup mix, brown sugar, V8 juice, water and cabbage; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until cabbage is tender, 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in rice; return to a boil. Simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, until rice is tender, about 5 minutes. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Inside-Out Stuffed Cabbage in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p11

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redrobindavis User ID: 7931012 123000
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2014

"It was delicious and very easy to make"

tsg516 User ID: 6589703 175314
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

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

HLMoore User ID: 5737657 192833
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

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

TiggerOh User ID: 397197 107726
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!"

Tmama71 User ID: 5989803 174869
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."

Snacksize User ID: 5490062 211971
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

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

carrottops User ID: 6136003 192832
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."

sswezey User ID: 6959221 180007
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!"

amydunlap14 User ID: 6822038 148160
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2012

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

sueproctor45 User ID: 5941069 190469
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."

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