Easy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

Easy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole is a one pot dinner recipe that is ready in 30 minutes or less! Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey.

Easy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole is a one pot dinner recipe that is ready in 30 minutes or less! Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

This dinner is everything. Quick, easy, nutritious and cheesy. That’s a win in my book. Oh, and it is a one-pot meal. So no sink full of dirty dishes!

This Easy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole begins with Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey. I used ground turkey as a healthier alternative to the traditional ground beef. Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey is a lean source of protein that is perfect for dinner.

Add vegetables, rice and cheese for a well-rounded meal that your family will love!

Easy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole is a one pot dinner recipe that is ready in 30 minutes or less! Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey is USDA Certified Organic, antibiotic free and raised free-range on organic land. And it is 93% lean!

Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey is locally grown in California. And well, I may be biased, but I just love anything from California!

I love one pot meals. For the obvious reason of less dishes to wash. But also, we are all so busy, especially this time of year. So to be able to feed my family a quick and easy meal that is nutritious too, that is really important.

Find more ground turkey recipe inspirations on the Foster Farms #Turkey Tuesday Pinterest Board

You may also want to check out this Turkey Spinach Artichoke Wild Rice Casserole and this Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup.

Easy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole is a one pot dinner recipe that is ready in 30 minutes or less! Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

Stuffed cabbage rolls are one of my favorite meals. My family lineage is mostly Eastern European, so I must be genetically predisposed to love stuffed cabbage! Or, you know, it’s just delicious.

Traditional cabbage rolls can be a bit time consuming. This recipe has all of the great flavors with minimal time and effort involved. Lazy Comfort Food . . . that’s sorta my thang.

Easy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole is a one pot dinner recipe that is ready in 30 minutes or less! Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

This dish will be a new family favorite… I know, I know. I say that all the time. But really, this is going to be a hit!

Easy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole is a one pot dinner recipe that is ready in 30 minutes or less! Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

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Easy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole is a one pot dinner recipe that is ready in 30 minutes or less! Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.
Easy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole
Servings: 6
Author: WonkyWonderful
Ingredients
  • 1 Lb . Package Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 White Onion - chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 14 ounce Can Diced Tomatoes low sodium
  • 1/2 Head Small Green Cabbage - chopped
  • Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Quick Cook Rice or Rice Blend I used 10 minute cook rice & grain medley
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese
  • Chopped Parsley
  • Salt/Pepper To Taste
Instructions
  1. In large dutch oven over medium high heat, brown turkey with olive oil and onions.
  2. Reduce heat to medium; add garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, water and rice to pot. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add cabbage, cover and reduce heat to medium low. Cook 10 minutes or until rice is tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Top with cheese and cover 1-2 minutes to melt.
  6. Remove from heat and sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.
Recipe Notes
Optional add ins: bell peppers, celery, carrots.

Easy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole is a one pot dinner recipe that is ready in 30 minutes or less! Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey.

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Comments

  1. I make something similar, but skip the cheese, use grass fed ground beef and use Quinoa instead of the rice. I also make a separate tomato sauce with butter/onion/flour to serve on top for an extra flavor boost.
    Either way, very tasty indeed!

  2. Ashley says:

    Just made this for dinner- was a little skeptical of the cheese but it was a great touch! I added a can of chickpeas but otherwise followed the recipe. I was a bit surprised when even both of my kids gobbled it up. Thanks!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Awesome! Isn’t it great when you find a nutritous meal that the kiddos will eat without a fight!?!?

  3. Lana May says:

    This was a really good recipe and I am not a fan of cooked cabbage…..but I made some adjustments. I always season the meat when browning, but still added all of the seasonings later I also like a little heat so I substituted the can of tomatoes for two cans of rotel. I will be cooking this one again.

  4. Annie says:

    how would I make this if I didn’t want to use quick rice? I prefer using regular blends that have not been processed. Thanks

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Cooking your preferred rice separately then adding it to the dish during the last few minutes of cooking will probably work best. Regular rice takes longer to cook than this casserole. But I’m sure it will be just as yummy. I love to use wild rice 🙂

    • I’m the same way. I just cooked the rice separately and added it at the end. Worked great!

  5. Deborah says:

    I am on a NO CARB diet and I made this without the rice and added Andouille Sausage and instead of water I added 1/2 cup chicken broth. It was DE-LISH!!!! Perfect No Carb meal.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I’m glad you were able to make this work with your diet and it still tastes great! Thanks for coming back and leaving your tips for no carb diets.

  6. Sandra Lewis says:

    I have this on the stove right now, I was wondering how much cabbage (you said 1/2 a small head, would that be maybe about four cups. Thank you

  7. Charlene says:

    I made this! It was scrumptious! I left out the rice and used 1/2 cup of water. My bunch won’t eat rice. Doesn’t even need the cheese! But I love cheese so I used it! I didn’t have the onion chopped so I just used a little extra onion powder. LOVE it!! I will say this is the first time I’ve ever liked cabbage outside of an eggroll from the chinese buffet! My family hasn’t made it back from the pool yet to try it, but I’ve already had 3 helpings! lol, Thanks for a wonderful recipe. It just added another vegetable to my diet!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Awesome! So glad to hear that you enjoyed. I hope you saved some for the family 😛

  8. I just found out I have an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s disease. It affects the thyroid and have been put on a fairly restrictive diet. I was finding it hard to come up with recipes that worked for my diet AND tasted good. This was both! I had to leave out the cheese but it was still really hearty and filling and plenty of leftovers so I won’t have to cook some other night! It’s will be going on the rotation!!

  9. Jessi says:

    I added corn, carrots, black beans, cayenne pepper, hot sauce, Italian seasoning, and more of the recipe seasonings and it was delish.

  10. Nikki says:

    I made this tonight and changed it slightly. I added 4 slices of thick bacon and some honey to sweeten it up. Used a bag of Cole slaw and stirred in some leftover rice at the end instead of cooking the rice in the recipe. Absolutely delicious!!

  11. What are the nutritional values of this recipe? I made it and it was delicious! I hope to be able to track it in my food log.

  12. Karen Worth says:

    This recipe was just moved to the top of our “go to” meal list. It is easy to make and so delicious.. Even my teenage boys love it. We have made it with and without rice. It’s great both ways.. We love cheese but we have been making it without it.

    thanks for sharing this new family favorite!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Awesome! I just love quick, easy and tasty weeknight dinners. I’m glad you all enjoyed 🙂

  13. Crissy says:

    Wow, this was amazing! I added carrot, celery and kale and used brown rice and chicken stock. We both loved it so much, it was flavorful, filling, and made a huge pot! So much easier than stuffed cabbage rolls. I will definitely make this again! Thanks for the great recipe!

  14. any idea if this will freeze well

    • Nicole Harris says:

      No, sorry Brenda. I have never tried freezing this specifically. I know that rice can get a little weird sometimes when it is frozen.

  15. Roger Drenga says:

    My Mom use to make this when she couldn’t find a big cabbage to make the rolls.
    Probably not the same recipe as Mom’s. Followed yours and came out delicious.
    Easy to make even for a guy.

  16. Hi,

    I was just wondering if I make the rice separartely how much water should I eliminate from the recipe. Or do I still stick with the 1 1/2 cups? I’ve purchased everything so I can make this delicious dish tomorrow night!

    Thanks for any tips!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Mel! Most of the water was needed for cooking the rice. I think you will be okay with just 1/2 cup of water to ensure that the casserole doesn’t dry out. Keep an eye on it and add additional water if needed. I hope you enjoy!

      • It was GREAT definitely adding it to my lineup! The only thing I did was add the rice towards the end as I made it separately! Thanks for posting!

  17. cynthia says:

    Hello, This recipe looks amazing. How many people would you say it feeds?

  18. I love cabbage, it may be my Ukrainian blood 😉 But I will try making this, this week. Happy to find it on Pinterest.

  19. Kallie says:

    I’ve made this several times and my family loves it!!! I just wanted to Thank you for sharing!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Kallie! I’m glad you all enjoyed this recipe. It is one of my favorites too 🙂

  20. Jeanette says:

    This sounds really good. Just wondering how much meat you use, whether it is ground turkey or ground beef it just says a package. all packages are different.
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    Thanks

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Jeanette. You’re right, I need to go update the recipe. Luckily the package was in one of the photos. It is 1 pound ground turkey 🙂

  21. Elizabeth says:

    Second time making it! We used grass fed ground beef and since I had some leftover beef broth from another recipe we used half broth half water. Added an orange bell pepper, too! We topped it with sharp white cheddar cheese. Thanks for this great recipe!

  22. Patsy Conlon says:

    Can you make this ahead to save time??? And put it in the oven to warm it up??
    Let me know, sure would appreciate it.

    • Nicole Harris says:

      I would make everything ahead of time except the rice. The casserole should reheat nicely but the rice might soak up all the moisture. You can always prep the rice when reheating the casserole then add it before serving. Enjoy 🙂

  23. Patsy Conlon says:

    Thank you great idea. I thought of that but put it all together with the cheese on top and put it in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes. But I did put a smaller portion in the oven. This is a large casserole.
    Was very good. Thank you so much for the recipe.
    5 stars for me. Thanks again for replying to me as well 😊
    Patsy Conlon

  24. Karen says:

    Love this! I used super lean ground beef, it’s what I had, and it was quick and delicious, eating it right now. Thanks for a great recipe.

  25. I used regular white rice and cooked it until almost done before adding the cabbage. I used 3/4 bag of shredded coleslaw mix and added a can of tomato sauce and about 1/3 cup cider vinegar to mimic the cabbage roll taste. . Very healthy and hearty dish.

  26. Kathryn McCreight says:

    What if I don’t have a dutch oven??

  27. Bobbie says:

    This was really wonderful! Made it using ground beef, but everything else was pretty much the same as recipe, and the hubby LOVED it! Had 3 helpings last night! And SO EASY!

    Thank you!

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