This is an alteration on a typical stuffed cabbage recipe. It's healthy, low-fat, low-carb, and a bit spicy. You can't go wrong with this recipe! You may omit the red pepper and cayenne if you do not like spicy foods, or increase like we do! We serve this over brown rice to make it more of a whole meal. We love it! I used roasted garlic-flavored tomato sauce for extra 'kick.'

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground turkey in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Transfer cooked turkey to a bowl.

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  • Heat olive oil in the skillet over medium heat; saute onion in hot oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic to onion; saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Pour diced tomatoes and tomato sauce over the onion mixture; season with Italian seasoning, basil, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer tomato mixture until the tomatoes are softened, about 10 minutes.

  • Stir cabbage into the tomato mixture; continue cooking until cabbage is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Stir ground turkey into the mixture; cook to reheat the turkey, 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; protein 28.2g 56% DV; carbohydrates 25.6g 8% DV; fat 12.6g 19% DV; cholesterol 83.6mg 28% DV; sodium 570.8mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2014
I really liked the flavors in this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and made brown rice on the side which cuts the spice down quite a bit. It was not too spicy once you added the rice and in fact I might make it a little spicier next time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2015
Working on making this right now. I can barely fit it in the skillet. I hope it turns out. There doesnt seem to be enough liquid to cook the cabbage. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2014
I really liked the flavors in this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and made brown rice on the side which cuts the spice down quite a bit. It was not too spicy once you added the rice and in fact I might make it a little spicier next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2014
This was a really easy and great tasting dish. My new hubby likes spicy foods, so I added a tad more pepper flakes and cayenne pepper. I chose to use ground chuck, but it turned out great! Definitely will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2014
I made it as the recipe called for (without the heat for my toddler) but it was a little bland. So I doubled the spices and added more salt and pepper and it turned out pretty good. My husband and I added some red pepper paste on the side since we left out the cayenne and red pepper. It was just like a spring roll but without the roll...which my husband doesn't like and they take a lot of extra time so this worked out perfectly! I couldn't fit it all in my skillet so I did boil some of the cabbage in a different pot then added it as it cooked down but I ended up leaving some of the cabbage out. We'll make this recipe again with doubled spices. Thanks for a good cabbage recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/19/2014
This is so good and using quinoa really makes a big pot. I used the slow cooker Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2015
This was good! Yes it was spicy but not too spicy. I too had over rice (white) which I think helped cut the spice. We love onion and garlic so I increased those and I think I'll add onion and garlic powder to the turkey next time and I'll add more salt. I was nervous also about there not being enough liquid to cook the cabbage so used 2/3 head of cabbage and covered it while it simmered. I'll definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/29/2014
Too spicy not one of our favorites. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2015
Working on making this right now. I can barely fit it in the skillet. I hope it turns out. There doesnt seem to be enough liquid to cook the cabbage. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2019
Love this soup!!! I used rotelle tomatoes which have pepper in them - mild has just the right amount of kick for those that don't like spicy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2019
I m trying to cook light and this dish does the trick! I followed the recipe and used a teaspoon of salt as well as lots of black pepper for our taste. The dish turned out delicious! It absolutely has a kick! Read More