Easy Cabbage Roll Casserole

My husband loves cabbage rolls. The other day he told me he wanted to try a cabbage roll casserole. He researched some different recipes and came up with his own version to try. Since I had a client and I always take my clients out to eat, he decided to try it today. He was very pleased with how it turned out.



Begin by cooking your ground beef and onion, cabbage and the rice.

Add the spices to the ground beef, add the tomatoes and then rice, mixing to combine.

In a 3 quart casserole dish, place half the cabbage, all of the ground beef mixture next, the rest of the cabbage and top with tomato sauce.


Place into a 350 degree oven, covered, for one hour.


Easy Cabbage Roll Casserole



6 cups cabbage, thinly sliced

2 Tbl butter

1# ground beef

1 medium onion, diced

1/2 tsp dried minced garlic

1 – 14 oz can diced tomatoes

1 tsp dried sage

1 tsp dried thyme

1 Tbl Worcestershire sauce

2 Tbl brown sugar, firmly packed

1 tsp salt or to taste

1 tsp pepper or to taste

1 cup cooked long grain rice

1 – 8 oz can tomato sauce


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large frying pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add sliced cabbage. Sauté cabbage but it should remain firm. In another large fry pan over medium heat, cook ground beef, onion and garlic until ground beef is no longer pink. Add the rest of the ingredients except for cabbage and tomato sauce. Gently mix together. In a 3 quart casserole dish with a lid, place half of the cabbage, all of the hamburger mixture, the other half of the cabbage and top with the tomato sauce. Bake with a lid for 1 hour.





Categories: Casseroles, Ground Beef, Rice


  1. Oh this is a great spin on the typical cabbage roll! I didn’t even know it could be made into a casserole before reading your recipe here 🙂 Yum

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