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Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls

by Skinny Ms.

Servings: 4


This slow cooker recipe, for turkey and cabbage rolls, is simple and yummy. We’ve replaced the traditional beef in cabbage rolls with lean ground turkey, cutting down on fat and calories without sacrificing protein and flavor!


Serve cabbage rolls with mashed potatoes, garlic mashed cauliflower, or  brown rice. Ladle the tomato sauce over the top of the potatoes or the rice.


For the rolls:
12 leaves cabbage
1 cup cooked long grain rice
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup finely chopped white or yellow onion
1 clove finely chopped garlic
1 pound lean ground turkey

For the sauce:
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

Cooking Method

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Boil cabbage leaves for 2 minutes.


Whisk together tomato sauce, honey, spices, lemon juice, ketchup, the salt and pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.


In a separate bowl, combine the cooked rice, egg, milk, onion, garlic, and ground turkey.


Add in 1/4 of the sauce and combine well.


Scoop about 1/4 cup of the ground turkey mix into the center of each cabbage roll. Roll up the leaves, tucking in the ends. Top with tomato sauce and cover.


Cook on low for 8 to 9 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours.

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