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inside of easy stuffed cabbage rolls with meat filling on a white plate covered in a red tomato sauce
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Healthy And Easy Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe

Healthy, easy stuffed cabbage rolls with ground turkey, rolled in tender cabbage leaves, and covered in a tangy tomato sauce for a healthy and easy meal!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, European
Servings: 4
Calories: 298.15kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 to 12 whole savoy cabbage leaves

Cabbage Roll Filling:

  • 1 ½ lbs ground turkey (uncooked) you can substitute chicken, beef, or pork
  • ¾ cup cooked rice
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • cup frozen peas optional
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs any combination of rosemary, oregano, or thyme

Tomato Sauce Mixture

  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • small pinch of sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Carefully peel off whole cabbage leaves and trim the thicker part of the stem. Steam the cabbage leaves in a pot of boiling water for about 2 - 4 minutes until they're softened but still hold their shape. You want them flexible enough to roll up without breaking. Set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients for the tomato sauce mixture in a bowl. Spread a thin layer of the tomato sauce mixture into your casserole dish and reserve the remaining to spoon on top of the cabbage rolls.
  • Mix together all the ingredients for the filling in a large bowl. Divide the filling into 8 to 12 sections, depending on how many cabbage leaves you have. Spoon the filling into the stem part of the cabbage leaf and fold over the left and right sides of the leaf over your filling. Roll it up tightly to the top of the leaf and place it into your casserole dish, seam side down. Repeat for the rest of the filling.
  • Tightly seal your casserole dish with foil and bake your cabbage rolls in the oven for about 1 hour until the cabbage leaves are tender. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 298.15kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.25g | Protein: 45.26g | Fat: 5.11g | Saturated Fat: 1.35g | Cholesterol: 146.28mg | Sodium: 1070.85mg | Potassium: 1148.95mg | Fiber: 5.97g | Sugar: 7.9g | Vitamin A: 914.71IU | Vitamin C: 13.57mg | Calcium: 48.69mg | Iron: 3.8mg