Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Recipe


Prep time   5 mins   Cook time   30 mins   Total time   35 mins

Make a delicious meal with just a few ingredients.

Author: Jennifer

Recipe type: Main Meal

Serves: 8 servings


2 pounds crumbles

1 large yellow onion, chopped

1 small head cabbage, chopped

2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced fire roasted tomatoes

1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

6 oz water

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Optional for extra spice:

1 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper

1 teaspoon Cumin

A few leaves of chopped fresh basil


  1. Heat a Dutch oven or extra large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Drizzle a teaspoon of olive oil and cook the onions until translucent. Cook crumbles and onion in the hot Dutch oven until browned.
  3. Add the chopped cabbage, tomatoes, tomato paste, water, garlic, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, cumin and fresh basil. I found by using the fire roasted tomatoes it made a huge difference in taste.
  4. Bring the ingredients to a boil.
  5. Cover Dutch oven, reduce heat, and simmer until cabbage is tender. This will take about 30 minutes.
  6. (Note: It may seem like you don’t have enough water at first but when the cabbage cooks down it will be perfect)