Recipe: Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Simple recipe, healthy comfort food
Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Try this spin on a traditional favorite. The vegetables provide fiber and important nutrients, while ground turkey breast offers a tasty, leaner protein. It’s easy to make a double batch — this recipe freezes well, too!

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  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 28 ounces canned diced tomato, unsalted, drained
  • 2 teaspoons low sodium Worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt


  1. Spray large skillet with cooking spray. Add onions and meat. Cook over medium heat until meat is browned. Set aside.
  2. In same skillet, combine all other ingredients. Cover and let cook over medium for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the meat and onion to the skillet. Cover and cook until cabbage is wilted. Serve warm.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 8 servings

Calories: 150
Total fat: 1.5 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Trans fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Sodium: 510 mg
Total carbohydrate: 18 g
Fiber: 5 g
Sugars: 10 g
Protein: 17 g

— Recipe courtesy of Digestive Disease Health Team Dietitians.

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