How To Make Cabbage Roll Casserole


Submitted by Recipe Rain

How To Make Cabbage Roll Casserole

Wasn’t it fun making cabbage casserole back in the day? Now you can bring it back to your kitchen with this quick and easy recipe!

Whenever I would walk into my Grandma’s house after school when I was a kid, I headed straight for the kitchen. My brother and I always went there in the afternoons. It was closer to the school, and we could stay there safely until our parents got out of work. There were never any complaints coming from my end, because Grandma was the best cook on the planet. When we got in the door, there were usually cookies, brownies, or some other sweet treat for us to devour.

On the rare occasions when she knew that we were spending the night, she would have some sort of casserole or meatloaf going. Grandma knew that my favorite was her cabbage roll casserole, and she made it quite a bit. It wasn’t something my brother really liked until he got a little bit older.

Now that he has a family of his own, he’s calling me for the recipe. It’s a good thing that I still have it. You can have it too just by taking a quick look on the next page. Follow the red link.


How To Make Cabbage Roll Casserole

Prep time 25 mins; Cook time 1 hour 5 mins


  • Sauce:
  • 1 15 Ounce Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 10.75 Ounce Can Condensed Tomato Soup
  • 1/2 Cup Ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons Domino Brown Sugar Packed
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Dried Dill
  • Filling:
  • 1 2 1/2 Pound Cabbage, Chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion Chopped
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 Pounds Ground Beef or Turkey
  • 2 Teaspoon Morton Salt
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 15 Ounce Can Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Dill
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme Leaves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Sage
  • 6 Slices Bacon Cooked and Chopped
  • 2 Cups Rice Cooked
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cheddar Shredded
  • 1 1/2 Cups Mozzarella Shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 11 X 13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the ingredients for the sauce and set aside. Add chopped cabbage and stir to evenly combine. Set aside.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet, add the olive oil, onion and garlic and saute over medium heat until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add the ground beef, 2 teaspoons salt and 3/4 teaspoons pepper and cook over medium high heat, crumbling the beef as it cooks, until the meat is no longer pink. Drain off fat. Add 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce, 1/2 teaspoon dried dill, thyme, sage, bacon and rice and stir until evenly combined.
  4. Layer half of the cabbage in prepared baking dish. Top with all the meat and rice mixture. Top with the remaining cabbage. Cover with aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Uncover, then sprinkle top with cheese and bake 20 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


You can either chop the cabbage as the recipe suggests, or roll it up the old fashioned way.