Recipe: Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Simple recipe, healthy comfort food

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

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1 lb ground turkey breast
½ head of cabbage, sliced
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1 red bell pepper
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 cups tomato sauce
28 oz canned diced tomato, unsalted, drained
2 tsp low sodium Worcestershire
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp powdered ginger
½ tsp celery salt
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp Italian seasoning
½ tsp 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

Makes 8 servings.

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

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Recipe courtesy of Digestive Disease Health Team Dietitians

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