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Whip up a stuffed cabbage casserole for easy weekend meals

A casserole that tastes like cabbage rolls. Delicious!
A casserole that tastes like cabbage rolls. Delicious!
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3:31 AM EST, November 28, 2023

A casserole mimicking the taste of stuffed cabbage? Yes, it's entirely possible with this recipe. Here's a meal idea for your family that's delightful and easy to recreate. Plus, it can be put together in no time!

We adore such fuss-free, yet flavorful meal ideas. By definition, a casserole is easy to whip up. It's often the go-to dish when there's little time for intricate and laborious cooking. On the contrary, stuffed cabbage... well, that's an entirely different ball game. Packing stuffing inside delicate cabbage leaves requires patience and precision, ensuring there's no room for rush.

Today, we're achieving the seemingly impossible, combining these two dishes into one single delight. No fuss of wrapping involved, and the taste teasingly familiar, a hint of classic stuffed cabbage. Moreover, a "stuffed cabbage" casserole, with a bit of rationing, might last you the entire weekend. Intriguing indeed! Let's dive in!

Crafting a "Stuffed Cabbage" Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of white cabbage,
  • 1.54 lbs of ground meat,
  • 1.76 lbs of white rice,
  • 2 onions,
  • 2 carrots,
  • 1 teaspoon of granulated garlic,
  • 0.55 lbs of cubed yellow cheese,
  • A bunch of parsley,
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Preparation:

This casserole will delight anyone who tries it.
This casserole will delight anyone who tries it.© Canva | brepcaphotos
  1. Begin by carving out the cabbage stalks, just like you would during the preparation of traditional stuffed cabbage. Then instead of immersing the whole cabbage in the pot, detach the leaves. Considering the final form of the casserole, precision is not key here. Plunge the detached leaves into boiling water and leave them to soften for 10 minutes.
  2. Grate the carrots using a long-hole grater and chop the parsley and peeled onions.
  3. In a pan, sauté the chopped onions and grated carrots. Combine this with raw rice, ground meat, parsley, cheese, and the spices.
  4. Grease your baking dish and layer it with the cabbage leaves. Spread about one-third of the prepared mixture over this. Continue this layering two more times, and top it off with the final leaf.
  5. Transfer the casserole to a pre-heated oven set at 356 degrees. After about 35 minutes, your casserole should be done and ready to devour. However, for those cheese lovers out there, feel free to sprinkle an additional layer of yellow cheese about 10 minutes before the finish. Pair your casserole with your favourite sauce, perhaps a tangy dill? Bon appetit!
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