Cabbage Roll Recipe

Jennifer from Chronicles of a Night Owl asked for the recipe for my cabbage rolls. So Jennifer and others, here it is. Keep in mind we just "put this together" with leftover meat, so I don't really have exact amounts.
Cabbage Rolls
approx. 1-2lbs. ground turkey
1 egg
3/4 c. cooked white rice (or uncooked minute rice)
garlic powder
1 head cabbage
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
Italian seasoning
garlic powder
In a large soup pan place cabbage in boiling water. Cook for approximately 4 minutes or till leaves are soft and can easily be pulled from cabbage head. Place leaves in cold water to cool. In the meantime, place ground turkey, rice, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika in bowl and combine. I simply put seasonings in until I think it has enough... in a separate bowl combine tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and remaining seasonings. Set aside. take each cabbage leaf and cut the thickest part of the vein out. Place a good amount of meat mixture on cabbage leaf. Fold once over, then fold sides in and continue rolling. Secure with a toothpick. Pour some sauce into the bottom of a baking pan. Place rolls in sauce. Continue with remaining leaves. If you have extra meat, just make meatballs. I also chopped extra cooked cabbage on top. When done pour remaining sauce on top. Bake at 350 for about 1 hour.
I also made a yummy Potato Soup and Oatmeal Rolls for dinner yesterday. They were so good. I've included the link for the soup. I didn't add the cilantro or Mrs. dash. I did add the Parmesan cheese, as well as some Swiss and cheddar cheese. This was a winner. I've included the recipe for the rolls below since I got this from a friend. I did my dough in the bread machine. I included a link for a very similar recipe if you want to do the whole thing by hand.
Delicious Oatmeal Rolls
(Printable Recipe)
1 c. Quick cooking oatmeal
2 c. warm water (I found it takes a little less than that, or I end up adding flour at the end.)
1/4 c. softened butter
2 Tbs. molasses
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 pkg. yeast
1/3 c. warm water
4 1/2 c. flour ( I used 1/2 c. of whole wheat flour)
Cook oatmeal in 2 c. boiling water. When thick, stir in brown sugar, molasses, butter and salt. Let cool to lukewarm. Put in bread machine. Add a little less than the 1/3 c. water. Add flour, then yeast into bread machine and put on dough setting. When done, form into rolls and let rise to double. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.
Note: when I received the recipe I wasn't quite sure what to do with the 1/3 c. water because when made by hand, this was used with the yeast..when I did it in the machine, I just decreased that amount a bit until it equaled about the amount of liquid that is usually called for in bread machine might need to play with it a little)
With Joy UNquenchable,


  1. Thanks so much Kirstin! I can't wait to try these! I'm wondering - have you ever done them without the rice - would that work? I'm going to be at my parent's next week, and thought this might be a good recipe to do there - but my dad is doing the no carb thing right now, so I'm just wondering if they would turn out ok without the rice? (Of course, I want them WITH rice!)

  2. Yes, you could make it without the rice. You could probably really do whatever you want. You could make the rice on the side and those who want it, can add it in!

  3. Yummy!! I can't wait to try these. Maybe I need a new section in my cookbook ~ recipes from my blogging friends.
    What a relief that you decided not to go shopping. Thank goodness you were home and safe.
    Many Blessings,

  4. OK Kirstin - I tried these out at my Parents' house the other night. They were a BIG HIT! I put rice in half and left it out of the others so they would be more carb (less)- friendly for my Dad. I can't believe how easy they were. (And yummy!) I made roasted asparagus and carrots to go along with it. My Mom just went on and on about how good it all was. (And my Mom can be difficult to please!) So THANK YOU!! I'm not sure my hubby will be quite as receptive, but I'm going to give them a try here at home soon and see what he thinks. Thanks again!


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