Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Skillet #FreakyFriday

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Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Skillet is an easy family meal you can make! If you love cabbage rolls, you will love this unstuffed cabbage roll recipe! 





Freaky Friday

It is time for that quarterly blog hop, FREAKY FRIDAY! To remind you what Freaky Friday is, it when Michaela from An Affair From The Heart, organizes a group of bloggers and we all make a recipe from each other’s blog!




An Affair From The Heart

For this Fall edition of Freaky Friday, I was actually assigned to our fearless leader’s blog, An Affair From The Heart. Michaela is a lot like me, she is not afraid to think outside of the box.  So I was like a kid in a candy store picking out a great Fall recipe from her blog!





There were a few recipes I was considering from An Affair From The Heart:

Ultimately I decided to go with the unstuffed cabbage roll skillet. Why? Well as much as those Philly stuffed peppers sound, and Philly steak is my weakness, I really love stuffed cabbage rolls even more!




Skillet Recipe

Another reason I choose this cabbage roll recipe is that I just moved to Florida, and everything was still packed away. So an easy skillet recipe sounded very ideal when you have a million things going on around you. The appeal of making an easy recipe was great.




Cabbage Rolls

Making cabbage rolls can be time-consuming. Cabbage rolls that are deconstructed and made in a skillet are brilliant! I only made one change to Michaela’s original recipe.


I like a sweeter sauce, so I used tomato soup and a little Worcestershire sauce in the recipe. Ok, one more thing I did also that was different. I admit everything was still in boxes, including my knives.


I found canned seasoned chopped cabbage at the store here in Florida! I never saw canned cabbage before, so I used it. I only used it because I could not find the knife to chop the cabbage! It still was good! I used canned cabbage again in a pinch!


This cabbage skillet is amazing and perfect for a busy family. So if you need a family meal, and are short on time, then this unstuffed cabbage roll skillet is perfect for you!




Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Skillet
Yield: 6 Servings

Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Skillet

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Skillet is an easy family meal you can make! If you love cabbage rolls, you will love this unstuffed cabbage roll recipe!


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sized head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup instant rice
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can tomato soup
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  1. Brown ground beef with onion in a large skillet. Drain excess grease.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato soup, water, and the worcestershire sauce.
  3. Stir everything well.
  4. Add the rice and stir again.
  5. Add the cabbage to the sauce.
  6. Cover and let simmer for about 20 minutes.
  7. Stir occasionally, and check to make sure the cabbage and rice is getting tender.
  8. Season with salt and pepper, serve it up and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 375

Take a Look at all of our Fall Freaky Friday Recipes



I am Deanna Samaan, a phlebotomist by day and a blogger at night! Born in Pittsburgh, rebuilt my life in Cleveland, found my true self in Orlando. No matter where I am at, food always seduces me! Let your taste buds be seduced too!


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  • [email protected]'s Dinnertime Dish
    September 28, 2018

    This is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner and it sounds so delicious!

  • michele
    September 30, 2018

    I agree, sometimes buying something canned works out… I haven’t tried cabbage but when there aren’t fresh tomatoes I buy canned! this sounds so good! Pinning it to try when my husband gets home!

  • Kathy
    September 30, 2018

    This looks incredible!! Love that is done in one skillet and no rolling is required! So good!

  • Dan from Platter Talk
    September 30, 2018

    What a great skillet version of our Lazy Golumpki recipe! Thanks for sharing, we’ll look forward to trying it soon!

  • Angela
    September 30, 2018

    What a great dish! I’ve haded stuffed cabbage before but definitely not like this! I love the idea of a skillet meal~ Winner!~

  • Debra
    September 30, 2018

    I just love this dish and all of these tasty flavors. A perfect one pot meal!!!

  • Jennifer A Stewart
    October 1, 2018

    Stuffed cabbage is a staple in our family and at our family reunion! Rolling the cabbage is tedious and unnecessary with this wonderful skillet!

  • Madi
    October 1, 2018

    This is such a fun dinner idea! I love skillet meals!

  • Lori Vachon
    October 2, 2018

    Oh yum! There’s so much to love about this recipe! Definitely, something I’ll be adding to our menu rotation!

  • Michaela
    October 2, 2018

    Deanna — I am SO HAPPY you liked the recipe!! It’s one of our favorites, and mine especially, because it’s so quick!! Hoping that your move to FL is going well, and you are settled in. Thank you for the kind words! <3

  • Rini
    October 2, 2018

    I love cabbage but always hated stuffing them. This is such a great idea and I don’t have to worry about stuffing it. Plus, it looks so delicious

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