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Layer a dish with cabbage and use this special mixture to reinvent an old favorite

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Cabbage rolls are the kind of recipe that gets passed down from generation to generation. Always delicious, always comforting, but, unfortunately, also always time consuming to make.

What if I told you it didn't have to be that way?

There's more than 1 way to make cabbage rolls easily, but this Cabbage roll casserole has got to be one of the best. In less than 2 hours you'll have a delicious meal that tastes like home - but without having to put in all the work.

Here's what you need to do.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (29 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 head green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper, divided
Cabbage Casserole
Cooktop Cove


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add onion and saute for about 3 minutes, until soft. Add the garlic, Italian seasoning and beef, breaking up the beef as you do. Fry the beef until it's brown, about 8 minutes, stirring regularly. Drain if needed.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the tomato sauce, rice, salt and half of the coarse ground pepper. Mix well to combine; this is your casserole mixture.
  4. In a casserole dish, layer one-third of the cabbage, then one-third of the ground beef, and finally one-third of the casserole mixture. Repeat layers two more times.
  5. Pour beef broth over the entire casserole. Cover with aluminum foil.
  6. Place the casserole dish in the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour, 15 minutes.
  7. After removing from oven, sprinkle entire casserole with remaining 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper.

If you love cabbage rolls give this a try - let us know what you think!

[Recipe from Cooktop Cove]

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