Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole

This dish has all the flavors of traditional stuffed cabbage in casserole form. It makes a hearty, filling meal with plenty of leftovers.

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Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 10
Calories: 309kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • ½ pound (227 g) lean ground beef
  • ½ pound (227 g) ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups (230 g) diced yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon (15 g) minced garlic
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups (473 mL) tomato juice
  • 2 teaspoons (36 g) kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon (1.2 g) dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon (1 g) dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon (1 g) sweet paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon (.6 g) black pepper
  • 3 cups cooked long grain white rice
  • 8 cups (800 g) chopped green cabbage
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups (226 g) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup (15 g) chopped flat leaf parsley, for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Heat a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat and add the ground beef and pork, breaking it apart with a spoon. Cook until the meat is browned and no longer pink, about 6-7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook until it is tender and translucent, about 7-8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until it is fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Pour in the diced tomatoes and tomato juice. Add the beef, pork, 1 teaspoon salt, dill, thyme, paprika, and black pepper and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until the sauce has slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Stir in the cooked rice and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a separate large skillet over medium high heat. Add the cabbage and 1 teaspoon of salt. Cook the cabbage, tossing often, until it is wilted and just tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Grease a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking spray. Layer half the cabbage on the bottom of the dish followed by the rice mixture, followed by 1 cup of the cheese. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  • Cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil, then transfer to the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to bake until the cheese is bubbly and browned, about another 15 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 652mg27%
Potassium 432mg12%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 613IU12%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 168mg17%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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