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One Pan Cabbage Casserole

One pan is all you'll need for this hearty supper packed with everything you would find in your favorite cabbage roll recipe: savory meat, rice, crisp-tender cabbage, and tangy tomato sauce.

One pan is all you’ll need for this hearty supper! It’s packed with everything you would find in your favorite cabbage roll recipe: savory meat, rice, crisp-tender cabbage, and tangy tomato sauce.

Have you ever tried cabbage rolls? I have once or twice and enjoyed them, but ditched the idea because prep time needs to be short when you have 4 little people underfoot. As St. Patrick’s Day approached, I wanted to try a meal that would fit the holiday but not be too time consuming. I’ve always loved cabbage (hello, coleslaw!) and this seemed like the perfect way to include it in our St. Patty’s dinner. It has everything you love about a great cabbage roll, but without the prep time or the mess, plus…cheese. (if you’re dairy free, no worries! Use a substitute or leave it off and this dish will still taste great!)

One pan is all you'll need for this hearty supper packed with everything you would find in your favorite cabbage roll recipe: savory meat, rice, crisp-tender cabbage, and tangy tomato sauce.

This gluten free meal quickly became a favorite of mine because:

  • Easy prep 
  • Combo of meat, grains, and veggies all in one pan
  • Topped with gooey melted cheese. That is all.
  • Quick clean up (this is my personal fav)
  • Every one of our 4 littles asked for seconds or thirds. And there was cabbage in it. Seriously? Let’s make this every night! 😉

Whether you’re a cabbage lover or the jury’s still out on whether you should include it in your menu rotation, this recipe is worth a try.

One pan is all you'll need for this hearty supper packed with everything you would find in your favorite cabbage roll recipe: savory meat, rice, crisp-tender cabbage, and tangy tomato sauce.

Savory meat in a tangy tomato sauce with sauteed onions, rice, and crisp-tender cabbage smothered in ooey-gooey melted cheese. Ready in under an hour with only one pan to wash, this gluten free recipe is a winner!

 

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One Pan Cabbage Casserole

  ThereIsLifeAfterWheat.com

 *gluten-free *soy-free *oat-free *nut-free *dairy-free option

One Pan Cabbage Casserole

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup rice, uncooked (I used basmati)
  • 4 cups roughly chopped, lightly packed, cabbage (about 3 handfuls or 2/3 of a small head)
  • 1 T butter optional
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 T gluten free worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 cups grated cheddar cheese, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat a 12" skillet or 2 qt saucepan over medium heat. Add hamburger and brown until almost done.
  2. Add onion and continue to cook until hamburger is fully cooked and onion is translucent.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, "except cheese", stir gently to combine, cover, and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 15 minutes.
  5. Top with cheese, replace lid, and cook another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.
https://thereislifeafterwheat.com/2016/03/one-pan-cabbage-casserole/

***Please be sure all ingredients you use are gluten free.

This recipe was shared on Gluten Free Fridays and Allergy Free Wednesdays

One pan is all you'll need for this hearty supper packed with everything you would find in your favorite cabbage roll recipe: savory meat, rice, crisp-tender cabbage, and tangy tomato sauce.

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Leah @ Grain Changer
    March 25, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    LOVING the new site Celeste! Also, this dish looks to die for (the photos have me DROOLING). going to have to whip this one up soon 🙂

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      March 26, 2016 at 11:36 am

      Thanks so much Leah, it’s a work in progress 🙂 And you’ll love the casserole, it quickly became one of my favorite dishes!

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    March 28, 2016 at 7:34 am

    What a unique way to cook up some cabbage!

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      March 28, 2016 at 9:40 pm

      Isn’t cabbage a great veggie Rebecca? So many options!

  • Reply
    Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
    March 28, 2016 at 9:06 am

    I love one pan meals! My husband also is a huge fan of cabbage. This sounds delicious.

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      March 28, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      Emily I would be embarrassed to admit how many of our meals are ‘one pan’, I absolutely love them!

  • Reply
    Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog
    March 28, 2016 at 11:43 am

    I love cabbage but I”m not really a fan of cabbage rolls. This casserole version looks fantastic though!

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      March 28, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      This recipe is so much better than cabbage rolls, think of it as the new and improved version 😉 I hope you give it a shot!

  • Reply
    Raia
    March 28, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Cabbage + cheese + one pot = win in my books! 🙂 This looks delicious. 🙂

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      March 28, 2016 at 9:37 pm

      Yes, yes, and yes! Thanks Raia 🙂

  • Reply
    Brianna H (@FlippinDelish)
    March 29, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I can’t wait to make this for dinner! I love cabbage rolls but they take more energy than I have most the time. This recipe is the perfect solution!

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      March 29, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      I feel the same way Brianna! Alllll about the easy suppers 😉

  • Reply
    KitchenRecipe Your Friend in Kitchen
    June 26, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    I like your post very much!I read your blog very often and you’re always comming out with some great stuff!I shared this
    on my Facebook and my followers loved!Keep up the good work!

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      June 26, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you!

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