Delicious Cabbage Casserole
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If you’re a fan of cabbage rolls but not so much the tedious process of making them, then look no further: my stuffed cabbage casserole is here to deliver all the deliciousness you need.
Not only does this recipe offer bold flavors and savory aromas you will love, but it also comes together quickly and easily in one pot!
It’s the perfect dish to please everyone at the dinner table while still having enough time leftovers.
Ready for a lip-smacking meal that can be on your table in no time? Let’s get cooking!
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How much time does it take to prepare a cabbage casserole?
You’ll need about 1 hour and 25 minutes to make this cabbage casserole recipe. Don’t worry, though, it’s incredibly easy, and there isn’t a lot you need to do. And it’s worth every second!
What type of cabbage is used in a cabbage casserole?
What type of cheese is best to use in a cabbage casserole?
We use a combination of ricotta cheese and mozzarella. You could also use cottage cheese, parmesan, gouda, or provolone cheese for this recipe.
What side dishes pair well with a cabbage casserole?
- Mac and Cheese
- Olive oil
- Ground turkey
- Onion chopped
- Tomato sauce 15oz.
- Diced tomatoes 15 oz. each
- Garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cabbage chopped
- Ricotta cheese
- Mozzarella cheese shredded
- Parsley for garnish if desired
How to make Delicious Cabbage Casserole:
Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2. In a deep-sided skillet or pot on the stove, heat the olive oil, ground turkey, and onion over medium-high heat. Continue to cook until the turkey is completely browned.
Step 3. Next, add the oregano to the pot.
Then drop in the garlic powder and salt and pepper.
Then, fold in the diced tomatoes.
Lastly, pour in the tomato sauce.
Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Step 4. Place half of the shredded cabbage in the bottom of a well-greased casserole dish.
Step 5. Add ½ of the turkey sauce mixture over the cabbage.
Step 6. Top the turkey sauce layer with the other half of the cabbage.
Step 7. Spread the rest of the turkey sauce mixture over the cabbage.
Step 8. Place a layer of ricotta cheese over the casserole.
Then, sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.
Step 9. Cover the casserole dish with tin foil, and bake for 40 minutes.
Step 10. Remove the foil, and bake for another 15 minutes before serving.
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Delicious Cabbage Casserole
- 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
- 1 lb. Ground turkey
- ½ C. Onion chopped
- 1 Can tomato sauce 15oz.
- 2 Cans Diced tomatoes 15 oz. each
- 1 Tbsp. Garlic powder
- 1 tsp. Oregano
- 1 Medium cabbage chopped
- 15 oz. Ricotta cheese
- 1 C. Mozzarella cheese shredded
- Chopped parsley for garnish if desired
- Salt and pepper to taste
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- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a deep-sided skillet or pot on the stove, heat the olive oil, ground turkey, and onion over medium-high heat. Continue to cook until the turkey is completely browned.
- Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, garlic powder, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste to the pot and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
- Place half of the shredded cabbage in the bottom of a well-greased casserole dish.
- Add ½ of the turkey sauce mixture over the cabbage.
- Top the turkey sauce layer with the other half of the cabbage.
- Spread the rest of the turkey sauce mixture over the cabbage.
- Place a layer of ricotta cheese over the casserole, and sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.
- Cover the casserole dish with tin foil, and bake for 40 minutes.
- Remove the foil, and bake for another 15 minutes before serving.
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How do you know when a cabbage casserole is done cooking?
The cabbage will be soft and easy to cut through. If it’s still tough, then it needs to cook a little longer.
Can the cabbage casserole be frozen?
Yes, as long as you bake it first. The cabbage needs to be cooked and softened before you freeze it. If you freeze fresh cabbage before cooking, it will have a strange texture and won’t be appetizing if you try to heat it up.
How can the flavor of a cabbage casserole be enhanced?
Feel free to add any of the following ingredients to the casserole:
- Chopped celery
- Shreds of carrots
- Minced garlic
- Worcestershire sauce
- Onion powder
- Green chiles
Can other vegetables be substituted in a cabbage casserole?
Mix in any of your favorite veggies that you like celery, carrots, mushrooms, and corn are good ideas.
Can a cabbage casserole be made in a slow cooker?
Yep! Brown the turkey and cook the onions. Mix in the rest of the sauce ingredients. Add layers of sauce and cabbage to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-6 hours. Add cheese during the last 30 minutes.
Is there a vegetarian option for a cabbage casserole?
You can leave out the ground turkey to make it vegetarian. You can also swap the turkey for some veggies like carrots, celery, or mushrooms.
Can a cabbage casserole be made ahead of time?
Yes, you can make it in advance and refrigerate it until you are ready to heat and serve. It will last in the fridge up to 1 day in advance.
Perfect recipe for my diet! I’m trying to use a lot less pasta and bread carbs. Cabbage is an excellent substitute.