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Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Skillet {Easy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole}

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[intro]Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Skillet is an easy cabbage roll casserole for the family meal you can make! These deconstructed cabbage rolls are made in a skillet for easy cleanup. You will love this unstuffed cabbage![/intro]




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:




Deconstructed Cabbage Rolls

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 was really drawn to her deconstructed cabbage rolls!




Cabbage Roll Casserole

Another reason I choose this cabbage roll casserole 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 cabbage roll casserole was great.




Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Making cabbage rolls can be time-consuming. Unstuffed cabbage rolls made in a skillet is brilliant! I only made one change to Michaela’s original stuffed cabbage casserole recipe.


Unstuffed Cabbage

I like a sweeter sauce for my unstuffed cabbage, so I used tomato soup and a little Worcestershire sauce in the stuffed cabbage casserole recipe. Ok, one more thing I did also that was different for these deconstructed cabbage rolls.

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 for this cabbage roll casserole.

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!


Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

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


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Yield: 6 Servings

Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Skillet

unstuffed cabbage roll skillet

Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Skillet is an easy cabbage roll casserole for the family meal you can make! These deconstructed cabbage rolls are made in a skillet for easy cleanup. You will love this unstuffed cabbage!

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


  • 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:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 427Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 401mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 45g

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Deanna Samaan
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Tuesday 2nd of October 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


Tuesday 2nd of October 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

Lori Vachon

Tuesday 2nd of October 2018

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


Monday 1st of October 2018

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

Jennifer A Stewart

Monday 1st of October 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!

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