This is my version of cabbage rolls using ground turkey instead of ground beef. This dish freezes well, so you can have half for dinner and freeze the other half for another time. Mashed potatoes make a good side dish.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a pot, bring 1 cup water and rice to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 inch casserole dish.

  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Reduce heat to low and place cabbage leaves in pot. Simmer 4 to 5 minutes, until tender. Drain leaves and set aside.

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook turkey and onion until turkey is brown and onion is tender. Transfer turkey and onion to a bowl, cool slightly, and mix in cooked rice, egg and 1 can tomato sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

  • In a separate bowl, mix 1 can tomato sauce, tomato paste, water, brown sugar, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce.

  • Scatter carrot slices evenly over bottom of casserole dish. Spread cabbage leaves on a flat surface and place about 2 tablespoons turkey mixture in the center of each leaf. Fold edges of leaves over filling, then roll into logs. Place cabbage rolls seam side down in dish over carrots. Pour sauce evenly over rolls.

  • Cover and bake 1 hour in the preheated oven. Remove cover during last 10 minutes of cook time. Allow to sit 5 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

245 calories; 14.1 g protein; 28.1 g carbohydrates; 68 mg cholesterol; 659.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2007
I'm giving 4 stars due to the amount of changes made. I sauted 3 cloves of garlic with the onion turkey. Then I substituted 4 ounces of the tomato sauce with hot salsa to the meat mixture. Gave it some great flavour. No one had mentioned how to easily get the cabbage leaves off. I recomend cutting off the end of the cabbage head and blanching it in boiling water. The leaves will soften and can be peeled off and rolled much easier. This is also an important step if you want nice tender cabbage in the finished product. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/05/2010
I did not care for this recipe. I will not make these again. Read More
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137 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 66
  • 4 star values: 51
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2007
I'm giving 4 stars due to the amount of changes made. I sauted 3 cloves of garlic with the onion turkey. Then I substituted 4 ounces of the tomato sauce with hot salsa to the meat mixture. Gave it some great flavour. No one had mentioned how to easily get the cabbage leaves off. I recomend cutting off the end of the cabbage head and blanching it in boiling water. The leaves will soften and can be peeled off and rolled much easier. This is also an important step if you want nice tender cabbage in the finished product. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2007
This recipe yielded about 24 cabbage rolls. I found it helpful to soak the cabbage head in hot water for a few minutes to soften the leaves before trying to remove them, otherwise they ripped apart too easily. My only complaint is that I ended up with a very watery sauce after I removed the rolls from the oven--I think water comes out of the cabbage leaves during cooking. Next time I would omit water from the sauce and see if that helps. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2006
Great flavor my husband and I loved this dish. I had a cabbage head cut up in my refridgerator so I put a layer of pieces on the bottom and a layer over the top of the meat mixture. I used ground beef instead of the turkey but otherwise followed all other ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2007
I LOVED this recipe the cabbage the filling the sauce - everything!!! I will make this again! My mother-in-law came over and I gave her a taste. She said she would eat half a roll but ate the whole thing instead and now she wants the recipe!! Complete success!! I thought this recipe was a wonderful way to use leftover rice that I had already cooked. I used 2 cups of cooked brown rice in the filling along with the other ingredients as listed adding some garlic and parsley as well. In the sauce I took the advice of another reviewer and used all tomato sauce (because I didn't have tomato paste) instead of tomato paste and water mixed with tomato sauce. I was out of lemon juice so I substituted raw apple cider vinegar for that and added a bit more brown sugar to help the flavor. My whole family liked the filling and the sauce but only part of them were excited about the cabbage "wrap". So if you like cabbage you will LOVE this recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2009
YUMMERS! This was just what I was looking for...great flavor. I did however prepare my rolls the night before refrigerated them over night and cooked them in my crock pot on low for 7 hours while I was at work the next day. I only added enough tomato sauce/water combo to cover the rolls. I didn't mind the thin sauce once tasting how great the roll was with it! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2007
I followed the recipe except I used two 15 ounce cans of tomato sauce instead of the tomato paste and water and I added a little Italian seasoning to the filling and sprinkled some Mrs. Dash tomato basil and garlic on the top of the sauce before baking and some parmesan cheese after they were done and these were the best cabbage rolls I've ever had! Much lighter and better tasting than using ground beef. I highly recommend this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2008
I just made these rolls last night for dinner and they were DELICIOUS!!! I have been making cabbage rolls for a long time and these knocked my old recipe out of the park! Plus they were a lot healthier with the ground turkey and my family never knew the difference which was quite obvious since we have no leftovers! Bravo! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2006
Great recipe. Husband is really picky and he loved it! I didn't have any tomato paste for the sauce that is poured over the rolls so I just substituted a 14.5 oz can of tomato sauce (no water!) instead. Came out absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2009
I love cabbage rolls, these were good but here are a few changes... dont cook the rice all the way through and add the onions and some seasonings (oregano/garlic) to the rice at the very end just to soften. Also, freeze a head of cabbage and when ready to use just soak in a sinkful of H20... way easier than boiling and exact results! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/05/2010
I did not care for this recipe. I will not make these again. Read More
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