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Cabbage Rolls

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It’s my week for my mom to be staying at my house, which makes it a good time to make a big batch of cabbage rolls. I used to love watching my mom make the neat little rolls. I’ve been making them ever since.

Cabbage rolls do take some time to make,  but they are worth it. If you have a couple of extras hours some afternoon give this recipe a try.

I make a large batch so you can freeze some for another day.

Homemade Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage Rolls

Course Main Course
Cuisine Polish
Keyword beef, cabbage, cabbage rolls, dinner, how to, recipe
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 489 kcal


  • 2 lb ground chuck
  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 2 cups brown rice cooked
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 egg
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper adjust to your taste
  • 1 head cabbage soften
  • 2 can tomato soup


  1. Add beef, sausage, onion, garlic, oregano, cayenne pepper, and eggs together in a large bowl
  2. Add cooked rice
  3. Mix together, set aside.
  4. Remove any blemished outer leaves.
  5. Place head in a large pot, cover with water.
  6. Heat to boiling. Cutaway leaves as they become tender. I do it right in the pot. You can take it out of the pot to do this step. Careful it’s hot!
  7. Lay leaves on paper towels to dry and cool.
  8. Cut off the hard part of leaves.
  9. Lay leaf flat.
  10. Fill with a handful of meat/rice mixture.
  11. Roll forward once.
  12. Fold sides in.
  13. Roll forward again.
  14. Place in a single layer in a large oven-safe dish. I used a roaster pan.
  15. Spoon tomato soup or sauce over rolls.
  16. Cut up any remaining cabbage and place it on top.
  17. Cover and cook at 350 F for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. The internal temperature should be 165 F.

Recipe Notes

I always make a large batch so I can freeze and share this recipe. It takes some time to make but it’s worth the effort.

Nutrition Facts
Cabbage Rolls
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 489 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 502mg22%
Potassium 820mg23%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cabbage Rolls

19 thoughts on “Cabbage Rolls”

  1. Evelyn says:

    I am just wishing to let you know that I chose you as one of my recipients for the Liebster Blog Award!! I have so enjoyed following your blog.

    Have fun making your post and passing it on!


    1. Diane says:

      Wow…what a wonderful surprise! I really appreciate you choosing me. I went to visit your blog and it’s really nice. You are the first I have found that talks about the struggles of Alzheimers. It was a real gift to me reading about your struggles and understandings of it all. I felt a door open for me reading your blog. Thank you for your honesty. I am a follower now! Thank you again.

  2. Jen` says:

    I hope you made some for me!!!!!!!!!

    1. Diane says:


  3. Happier Than A Pig in Mud says:

    No doubt they are amazing! I haven’t had cabbage rolls in years-enjoy:@)

  4. April @ The 21st Century Housewife says:

    What a wonderful family recipe, and this is a fabulous tutorial as well! My Mom used to make cabbage rolls with me as well, but I have not made them in years. (I have made vegetarian cabbage rolls, but not my Mom’s recipe.) I like how your Mom’s recipe includes both beef and sausage – it really does sound delicious.

    1. Diane says:

      Thanks so much April! I will have to try a vegetarian recipe. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes says:

    There is nothing like good times with family, and it sure sounds like you made some good memories making these cabbage rolls with your mother. They really do look delish! Thanks for sharing this recipe at my party, and I hope we’ll see you next week!

  6. Lisa says:

    I just made these this week! They are one of our favorites and yours look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  7. Alea @ Premeditated Leftovers says:

    I love cabbage rolls. Your recipe sounds delicious! I also like to make a large batch and put some in the freezer for a fast and easy homecooked meal on a busy night.

  8. Balch Diane says:

    Stuffed cabbage is a classic dish that I have forgotten about, thanks for jogging my memory. Please share this on my foodie friday linky today.

    1. Diane says:

      I am having such a hard time getting fb to work properly. Thanks for letting me know.

  9. Nena Sinclair says:

    I absolutely love cabbage rolls! I’ve been looking for a good recipe for awhile now and yours sounds perfect! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  10. Shirley Carr says:

    Gotta make these for my son, loves them.

  11. India says:

    Oh my this is great. What do you normally eat with this?

  12. Linda says:

    Hey sis, I found your recipe for cabbage rolls. I used yours for a reference making sure I didn’t forget anything. Last time I Cathy and I made them at her house I burned them in my pressure cooker. Thought I’d use the oven instead.

  13. Peggy says:

    I grew up eating these along with borsht and perogies. my Father’s parents were Ukranian My Grandfather would use 1/4 cup buckwheat with 3/4 cup rice, and some dill.

    1. Diane says:

      I remember my mom making perogies. Yum. I love the different variations. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  14. Nancy Payette says:

    I’ve always wanted to try these. Thanks for sharing.

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