Lightened up cabbage rolls
A traditional dish, this version of cabbage rolls is a bit healthier than the original.
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3-4 hours
  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

  • Nutrition Highlights: Per serving: 369 calories; 28.4 g protein; 29.8 g carbohydrates; 9.4 g fat; 77 mg cholesterol; 8.8 g fiber; 458 mg sodium

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  • Recipe From: Illinois Partners


  1. Core cabbage and separate all leaves. Put in pan of hot water to wilt. Set aside.
  2. Mix ground turkey, rice, onion, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. When cabbage leaves are wilted, remove hard stems. Place about 2 teaspoons of meat and rice mixture in cabbage leaf and roll tightly. Place in pot or baking dish, seam side down.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together tomatoes, water, lemon juice and brown sugar. Pour the sauce over the cabbage rolls.
  5. Cook rolls by simmering on top of stove, covered for 3 to 4 hours. Alternately, bake them in a 350-degree oven for 3 hours.



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