Cabbage Rolls

Number of Servings: 6 (570 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 3 hours
Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage rolls have traditional roots in many cultures, and for good reason. These cabbage-wrapped meatballs are stewed in tomato sauce for unbelievably good flavor. They’re well worth the time and effort and may well become one of your family’s most requested meals.

Tip: If you don’t have cooked rice leftover from another meal, instant brown rice is a great option for saving time.


  • 1 cabbage
  • 1 lb. 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked
  • ⅓ cup onion, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. minced fresh dill
  • 1 egg
  • 2 (14 oz.) cans low-sodium tomato sauce, divided
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 (14 oz.) can diced or crushed no-salt-added tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. paprika
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp. allspice
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken stock


  1. Cook cabbage in boiling water for just long enough to gently soften the leaves (4-5 minutes). Drain and cool.
  2. Mix together raw turkey, cooked rice, onion, dill, egg, cup tomato sauce, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pull the large leaves off the cabbage. Shave the stalks at the bottom of each leaf carefully with a sharp knife in order to improve the foldability of the leaves. Reserve and chop cabbage core and stems.
  4. Place ¼ cup of filling each on eight leaves and tuck into a tidy roll. If you have more filling than leaves, form the remaining filling into 1″ meatballs.
  5. Combine remaining tomato sauce and remaining ingredients, except for stock, in a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  6. In a pot large enough to hold all ingredients, place the reserved chopped cabbage and chicken stock on the bottom. Layer rolls and tomato sauce, being sure to end with sauce.
  7. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Simmer until leaves are tender and meat is thoroughly cooked (2.5 hours). Serve rolls hot, topped with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 570 g

Amount per serving
Calories 345
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.5g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 465mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 8.5g 29%
Total Sugars 17g
Includes 3g Added Sugars 6%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 11g
Protein 24g
Vitamin D 0.2mcg 0%
Calcium 164.6mg 15%
Iron 4.1mg 20%
Potassium 865mg 20%
Vitamin A 214.8mcg 25%
Vitamin C 89mg 100%
Vitamin E 1.4mg 6%
Vitamin K 162mcg 140%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 8.8mg 60%
Vitamin B6 0.7mg 40%
Folate 107.2mcg 27%
Vitamin B12 0.4mcg 15%
Biotin 8mcg 25%
Chloride 119.1mg 6%
Pantothenate 1.4mg 20%
Phosphorus 260.3mg 20%
Iodine 4.6mcg 4%
Magnesium 63.9mg 15%
Zinc 2.6mg 25%
Selenium 25mcg 45%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.8mg 35%
Chromium 0.2mcg 0%
Molybdenum 12.3mcg 25%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Cabbage, Low Sodium Tomato Sauce (whole Tomatoes, Onions, Olive Oil, Basil, Salt, Garlic, Spices), 93% Ground Turkey, Unsalted Diced Tomatoes (organic Tomatoes, Organic Tomato Juice, Citric Acid And Calcium Chloride), Cooked Brown Rice (water, Brown Rice), Low Sodium Chicken Stock (chicken Stock, Salt, Dextrose, Natural Flavoring, Onion Powder, Yeast Extract, Celery Juice Concentrate, Carrot Juice Concentrate, Onion Juice Concentrate, Turmeric), Onion, Eggs, Tomato Paste, Lemon Juice, Brown Sugar, Garlic, Paprika, Salt, Black Pepper, Dill, Allspice.

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