Cabbage Rolls

Number of Servings: 6 (504g)
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 504g

Amount per serving
Calories 285
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 78mg 27%
Sodium 365mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 17g
Includes 5g Added Sugars 8%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 10g
Protein 24g
Vitamin D 0.2mcg 0%
Calcium 114.4mg 8%
Iron 2.9mg 15%
Potassium 940mg 20%
Vitamin A 54.9mcg 6%
Vitamin C 80.5mg 90%
Vitamin E 1.4mg 6%
Vitamin K 162mcg 140%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 9mg 60%
Vitamin B6 0.7mg 40%
Folate 106.7mcg 27%
Vitamin B12 0.4mcg 15%
Biotin 7.7mcg 25%
Chloride 91.4mg 4%
Pantothenate 1.4mg 20%
Phosphorus 264.1mg 20%
Iodine 4.1mcg 2%
Magnesium 63.9mg 15%
Zinc 2.6mg 25%
Selenium 24.7mcg 45%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.8mg 35%
Chromium 0.2mcg 0%
Molybdenum 12.1mcg 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, No Salt Added Tomato Sauce (tomato Puree (water, Tomato Paste), Water, Less Than 2% Of: Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Dehydrated Bell Peppers), 93% Ground Turkey, Cooked Brown Rice (water, Brown Rice), Low Sodium Chicken Broth (chicken Broth (filtered Water, Chicken Stock, Sea Salt), Chicken Flavor, Onion Powder, Potato Flour, Yeast Extract, Garlic Powder, Flavor, Turmeric And Flavor), Onion, Eggs, Lemon Juice, Tomato Paste (tomato Pulp, Salt), Brown Sugar, Garlic, Paprika, Salt, Black Pepper, Dill, Allspice.

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