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savory stuffed cabbage rolls

Recipe by
Miranda Roderick
Washougal, WA

A deliciously savory dish that everyone will love. The prep takes a little bit of time, but it is well worth it. Whether you are making for a your family or a crowd, this dish will not disappoint! They make for fantastic leftovers and taste even better the next day. You can substitute the turkey for ground lamb, chicken, or beef depending on what flavors you prefer. Just like grandma used to make and a favorite I am sure your family will love! Please visit my recipe blog at: Please visit my Facebook page at:

prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For savory stuffed cabbage rolls

  • 1 lg
    head of cabbage (12 large leaves)
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground turkey
  • 1 lb
    ground pork sausage
  • 1 lg
    onion, diced
  • 4 clove
    garlic, finely chopped
  • 4
    green onions, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 c
    seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 c
    maple syrup
  • 1-14.5 oz
    can garlic and onion diced tomatoes
  • 1-15 oz
    can tomato puree
  • 1-15 oz
    can tomato sauce
  • 1 c
    meat flavored spaghetti sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    finely ground black pepper
  • 1 lb
    fingerling potatoes
  • olive oil

How To Make savory stuffed cabbage rolls

  • 1
    Parboil cabbage in a large pot of simmering water, cutting leaves against the core and pull them off into the water and cook until pliable; about 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Let leaves cool slightly. With a sharp knife, cut the thick membrane or stem off the back of each leaf, being careful not to cut through the leaf.
  • 3
    Mix ground meats with onions, garlic, green onions, Worcestershire, bread crumbs, salt and pepper, paprika, and syrup. Using your hands, mix well until all ingredients are combined.
  • 4
    Depending how big the leaves are, place about 1/2 cup of filling towards the end of the cabbage leaf.
  • 5
    Mix the remaining ingredients in a heavy saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 6
    Preheat over to 350 degree F. Place completed rolls in a 13 x 9 baking dish and cover with sauce. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Using a large sheet of aluminum foil, place washed potatoes in foil and drizzle with olive oil and salt and wrap tightly. Place in oven on separate rack during the last 45 minutes of baking.
  • A wonderful comfort food dish with a savory meat filling. Great for when you have a crowd to feed and want leftovers for the next day. This is one of my favorite recipes to make for my family!
    Remove potatoes from oven and increase heat to 400 degrees F. Remove foil cover from cabbage rolls and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven and serve with roasted potatoes. Enjoy!