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Lazy Man's Best Cabbage Rolls Recipe

I love making tasty and nutritious dishes at home; it's a much healthier (and more cost-effective!) solution than going out to eat.

Baked Cabbage Rolls


This Is an Easy, Healthy Recipe That Anyone Can Cook!

This recipe is so simple that your husband can make it. Yes, I know there are a lot of great cooking hubbies out there. This recipe is for the husbands who want to provide nutrition to their families and get back in time for the game.

Baking Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

1 hour

1 hour 10 min

Seves eight people- four ounces



  • one, medium cabbage, decored and cut into quarters
  • 1-2 pounds lean ground hamburger or ground chicken, I used one pound hambuger in mine.
  • 296 ML can stewed tomatoes with herbs
  • 680 ML can spaghetti sauce, only use half in mixture
  • one cup onions, chopped fine
  • one cup minute rice, (optional) you can use real rice, just boil it to the directions on the package


  1. First take the cabbage and cut it into quarters, making sure to cut the core out. It is a bit tough to eat. Boil cabbage in pot on stove with water until it becomes soft. This can also be done in the microwave in a covered bowl with a bit of water.
  2. While this is cooking, drain juice from the can of stewed tomatoes into a glass, yes drink it, don’t waste it. It is very good mixed with vodka. Also break down tomatoes in can with your fork. (If you bought a can of chopped stewed tomatoes omit this step.)
  3. Mix drained tomatoes, half can of spaghetti sauce, raw hamburger, cup of onions chopped as fine as you can, and cup of rice together in a bowl with salt and pepper.
  4. When the cabbage is cooked, grease 9x14 inch Pyrex glass oven ware pan with olive oil. Then start to layer ingredients in bottom of pan starting with cabbage covering entire bottom. Spread the meat mixture on top of cabbage. The meat mixture should cover the entire cabbage layer alternating them and try to have the last layer being meat/sauce.
  5. Bake in the oven, on the middle rack at 350 degrees for one hour.

Layer the Ingredients

layer cabbage first-meat mixter-cabbage and so on until you use it all

layer cabbage first-meat mixter-cabbage and so on until you use it all

making sure the last layer is meat mixture

making sure the last layer is meat mixture



Wonderful Layered Appeal


Easy healthy Casseroles


  • No Pyrex?: If you don't own a Pyrex cooking glass pan, this recipe works in a medium roasting pan just as well. For big parties, simply use a bigger roasting pan (don't cover in oven), double the ingredients, and cook for two hours.
  • Save Time: To save more of your time, cook cabbage ahead of time and freeze it in zip-lock bag. Then the cabbage is ready to go anytime you want to make this dish. So easy to make: mix ingredients together spread in layers with cabbage. Bake for one hour. Done.
  • With a Salad: For those of you that would enjoy a fresh salad with this meal, Marinated, Tomato, & Basil Salad is also made with just a few ingredients, It takes only minutes to make, and it is best made the day before to meld the flavors together overnight. Making this salad ahead, like the day before, saves time.
  • With a Soup: If you would rather have a hot bowl of soup to enhance this meal give Kale and leek Noodle Soup a try. This is an easy recipe you can throw together in a crock pot before you go to work, and it will be done when you get home. A hearty, healthy accompaniment to any meal or just by itself.

Enjoy, and share with your friends! You won't be disappointed.


Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 20, 2018:

Thanks for pointing out my typo Harriet Rosen :) You are right 350 degrees. I appreciate your comment and will edit this.

Harriet Rosen on January 20, 2018:

305 degrees? not 350?

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 05, 2013:

Thanks a lot idigwebsites. It is a complete, easy healthy meal made in minutes. You can make two ahead of time and freeze one for another day. If you like cabbage , you won't go wrong with this dish. Have a good evening.

idigwebsites from United States on May 05, 2013:

Wow! A complete, satisfying, tasty and delicious meal you make there suzzycue. And it really looks darn easy. Voted up! :)

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 04, 2013:

What an awesome compliment Kathryn and Andy. When I make this I also eat a lot of it. I am thrilled to hear you both enjoyed it so much and will try it again. Did you know eating cabbage can reduce your stomach fat? Thank you Kathryn also for sharing this recipes on so many sites. I am honored.

Thank you xmags. You could call it cabbage lasagna and you can put what ever rice or ground meat that you like. This dish would be great with ground turkey, chicken, pork or beef. My favorite is lean ground beef with lean ground pork. Have a great weekend to you both.

Xeng from Philippines on May 03, 2013:

Nice. It looks like a cabbage lasagna. And it has rice! You know, we asians love rice. :) This is perfect. Can't wait to try it. Voted up! :)

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on May 03, 2013:

Update: I made this last night, with just a small change. I pre-cooked the meat. I don't cook raw meat with other food. It cuts down on the time in needs to be in the oven, too! Anyway, my boyfriend and I both LOVED this! We both had seconds (I barely ever have seconds, and Andy's first helping was quite big, as it was!), I had leftovers for lunch, and Andy had some for breakfast this morning! He doesn't usually eat "supper food" for breakfast, and many mornings he doesn't have time to eat first thing, so that's awesome!

I shared this on HubPages, Google Plus (my circles, the public, and HubPages community on Google Plus), and Twitter.

Thanks again, and I will be making this again! It really was a hit.

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 21, 2013:

Thank you Kathryn. This recipe is so easy and so good. I have pleased many people at backyard parties with this dish. I will look forward to your return and your next comment.

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on April 20, 2013:

I was just looking through your recipe index, and this one caught my eye. I'm buying cabbage the next time I order groceries (shortly), and I am planning which meals to make.... this is going to be one of them! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us, and I will be back next week, when I make it.

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 14, 2013:

Thank you Sueswan. I am doing well and am glad to see you are doing well also.

Sueswan on February 14, 2013:

A great night to you too Suzzycue!

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 14, 2013:

Thank you Sueswan. I appreciate you bookmarking and pinning a lot. Have a great night!

Sueswan on February 14, 2013:

Hi Suzzycue,

I saw the link to this one when I was reading your hub for Tomato Basil Salad. Another yummy recipe. Bookmarking and pinning.

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on January 06, 2013:

You are welcome vespawoolf but with all your great cooking that I have been reading about how would he ever get time in the kitchen?

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on January 06, 2013:

This recipe caught my eye--my husband has been looking for a tasty but easy recipe he can manage, and since he loves cabbage rolls I think this is the one! Thank you!

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 21, 2012:

Thank you b.Malin. Loverman will have no problems cooking this dish . Enjoy!

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on July 17, 2012:

Thank you Glimmer Twin Fan for following me! Add this to the front of the last comment :) computer troubles I guess.

b. Malin on April 11, 2012:

Hi Suzzycue, I Love Stuffed Cabbage, Lover Man Likes the Inside fillings, although lately, he's actually eating all of it! Loved your Recipe and am going to have him make it...He is game! Thanks for sharing!

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on April 09, 2012:

Lipnancy all your comments are intelligent and I appreciate your time to read and make comments. Thank you a lot.

Thanks a lot Mary Lou. Yes it is yummy. WOW WOW.

Mary Lou on April 09, 2012:

yummy, yummy, WOW.WOW, WOW

Nancy Yager from Hamburg, New York on April 09, 2012:

Sorry not to much of an intelligent comment for your hub, except to say, Y-U-M-M-Y.

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