Kittencal's Cabbage Roll Casserole

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 30m
Ready In

"If you like cabbage rolls this may be an easier alternative, and it's quite tasty to! This takes some time to cook so start this early!"

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (340.1 g)
  • Calories 459
  • Total Fat - 26.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 106.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1826.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 18.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.4 g
  • Sugars - 8.6 g
  • Protein - 36.4 g
  • Calcium - 84.7 mg
  • Iron - 5.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 44.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (position oven rack to lowest position).

Step 2

Grease a 13x9-inch baking dish.

Step 3

Sprinkle the diced cabbage over the bottom of the baking pan; set aside.

Step 4

In a skillet, cook the bacon until crisp; remove to a bowl (leave the bacon grease in the skillet).

Step 5

To the same skillet, add in ground beef, cook until the pink goes away. Add in the onion and garlic, seasoned salt, pepper and cooked bacon; continue cooking until meat is quite browned. Mix in the dry rice.

Step 6

Spoon the beef/rice mixture evenly over top of cabbage.

Step 7

TO MAKE TOMATO SAUCE: In a large bowl, whisk together the tomato soup and tomato sauce, water lemon juice and brown sugar until well combined. Mix in all remaining ingredients. Taste for seasonings, add in more if you like.

Step 8

Pour tomato sauce mixture evenly over the top (the pan will seem full but will shrink down in size after cooking).

Step 9

Cover tightly with a double layer of foil (to avoid any leakage make sure the foil it tight around the edges or if your worried place pan onto a baking sheet).

Step 10

Bake 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours without stirring or until cabbage is tender (mine took about 1 1/4 hours, check about 1 hour into cooking time) if you want less sauce, after 1 hour of cooking time remove the foil and continue baking until the cabbage is tender) Enjoy!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

2 Reviews


Oooohh! Is this ever good! Great flavor and so easy to put together. Next time I'll assemble it in the morning and put it in the fridge. My husband can bring it to room temperature and bake it so that it will be ready on those nights that I work late. Mmmmm! Thanks Kittencal!


review by:
(17 Mar 2013)


I LOVE stuffed cabbage and was tickled to find this recipe of  Kittencal's. Ran out of dry mustard so I added a good squirt of yellow mustard and the sauce was tangy with a little sweet. Used ground round, brown rice instead of white and  my food processor to chop the cabbage. Didnt take long to put this together and did cook for about 2 hours. Served with a side of sour cream cucumbers and enjoyed my supper a lot. This will be made again! Made and reviewed for The Billboard Game in the Game Forum.


review by:
(10 Feb 2012)