Instead of rolling your cabbage rolls, add the ingredients to the slow cooker and eat them unstuffed! This slow cooker dish has all the elements of a traditional cabbage roll, but without the fuss. It’s also low-carb, paleo and whole30.
My Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls is one of my most popular recipes on this blog. Recently someone asked if I had a version that wouldn’t require her to roll the cabbage rolls. Voila, here you go with this unstuffed cabbage roll recipe.
This has a few variations from the original cabbage rolls recipe but for the most part it’s almost identical – ground meat, riced cauliflower, onion, garlic, and Italian seasonings.
Having made this twice now I think I actually like this unstuffed version better than actual cabbage rolls. The fact that all I have to do is toss everything into the slow cooker really makes a difference. It only takes me 5 minutes to prep this meal.
- 1 head cabbage, chopped (about 4 cups)
- 1 lb ground meat
- 1½ - 2 cups (1 small head) cauliflower rice
- 28 ounces diced tomatoes
- ½ cup low-sodium beef broth
- 1 small onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- Add all ingredients to the slow cooker.
- Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 3-4 hour or LOW 6-8.
I used ground beef but you can use ground beef, turkey, chicken or pork. I also browned my beef beforehand but that’s an optional step, you can add it in raw.
Unstuffed cabbage roll soup is a popular recipe. I’m a little souped-out at the moment but you can turn this into a soup by simply adding an additional 5 cups of low-sodium beef broth.
Need an Italian seasoning? Use this: