Cabbage Roll Casserole


My cabbage roll casserole has all the ingredients of stuffed cabbage rolls but is a lot easier to make! This basic recipe will appeal to everyone but if you prefer more flavor, consider adding crushed garlic, paprika, thyme, or cayenne pepper.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
1 9x13-inch caserole

Cabbage roll casserole is the saucy, satisfying 9x13 dish that will take your weeknight dinners from boring to bold. Enjoy a casserole dish that combines seasoned ground beef, chopped cabbage, and fluffy white rice with tomato sauce and beef broth for a wonderfully cozy bite. Learn how to make cabbage roll casserole, plus get tips on how to make it your own and what side dishes to pair it with for a fabulous meal.

mid angle, cropped into a heaping spoonful of cabbage roll casserole with the remaining casserole behind
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How to Make Cabbage Roll Casserole

Tender chopped cabbage with rich, meaty flavor is just a few steps away. You'll find the full recipe below with step-by-step instructions, but here's what you can expect when you make this top-rated recipe:

Begin by browning ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat. Drain and discard grease before combining beef with cabbage, tomato sauce, onion, rice, and salt. Pour beef broth over the top, and bake for one hour.

Stir the casserole and bake again for an additional 20-30 minutes, or until the cabbage is tender.

What to Serve with Cabbage Roll Casserole

Light side dishes like creamy kale salad or oven-roasted carrots pair well with a cabbage casserole. Try German potato salad for a heartier meal.

How to Store Cabbage Roll Casserole

Refrigerate leftover casserole in an airtight container for up to four days. Reheat in a 300 degrees F oven for best results, covering the top of the dish with foil to prevent over-browning.

How to Freeze Cabbage Roll Casserole

You can safely freeze cabbage roll casserole for up to three months. Be sure to use an airtight container, dividing leftovers into portions if desired.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"This casserole was easy to make and delicious," says reviewer FLCOOK. "I did add a variety of spices as suggested in earlier reviews, including Worcestershire sauce, a dash of hot sauce, garlic and nutmeg, and a little vinegar to draw out the tomatoes."

"This recipe is excellent!" raves sunnybrook. "I added a can of drained tomatoes, garlic, and Italian seasoning. I would also recommend cutting this one in half. It makes a lot of food."

Editorial contributions by Rai Mincey


  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 3 ½ pounds chopped cabbage

  • 1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup uncooked white rice

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans beef broth


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  3. Combine cabbage, tomato sauce, onion, rice, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir in cooked ground beef. Pour mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish, then pour beef broth over top.

  4. Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Stir, re-cover, and bake until cabbage is tender and rice is done, 20 to 30 minutes more.

    mid angle, cropped into a heaping spoonful of cabbage roll casserole with the remaining casserole behind
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studios


You may need a smaller baking dish in addition to the 9x13-inch dish. If so, divide broth as needed between the dishes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

352 Calories
21g Fat
26g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 352
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 840mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 54mg 271%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 691mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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