Love this recipe! Very easy to make and the sausage flavor is a great twist.


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25 mins
50 mins
1 hr 15 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Put olive oil on the bottom of a medium-sized baking dish. Remove casings from sausage.

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook cabbage leaves until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain.

  • While the cabbage is cooking, remove casings from sausage. Cook and stir sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it into pieces as it cooks, until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  • At the same time, combine marinara sauce and tomato sauce in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook until warm, about 3 minutes; set aside.

  • Mix cooked rice, sausage, and 1/2 cup sauce with basil and oregano. Spread filling onto cabbage leaves and roll up like small burritos. The amount of filling in each will vary depending on how big your cabbage leaves are. Place cabbage rolls close together in the prepared dish and spoon remaining sauce over top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, about 30 minutes. Garnish with more basil and oregano.

Cook's Notes:

Use either mild or spicy Italian sausage.

I chopped up the leftover cabbage and mixed with the leftover filling and baked that like a casserole and it was great as well!

Nutrition Facts

423 calories; protein 17.3g; carbohydrates 40.2g; fat 21.8g; cholesterol 36.9mg; sodium 1311.6mg. Full Nutrition