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Cheesy Cabbage Rice Casserole Recipe

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Cheesy Cabbage Rice Casserole Recipe


A casserole is a great dish to make for your family. It involves a combination of ingredients that be customized to make a recipe everyone is sure to love.

One healthy and tasty type of casserole dish is the rice and cabbage casserole. Read on to find out more about how you can make this meal for your family.

Cabbage and Rice Casserole

The cabbage and rice casserole requires only a handful of ingredients. It is affordable and easy to make.

It starts with a layer of cabbage. Then a layer of rice and a layer of beef is added. Water is poured over the top to allow the rice to cook while the casserole bakes…no need for pre-preparation!

Spaghetti sauce is poured on top of the beef. Then the cheese is sprinkled over the dish.

Put it all in the oven to heat and get ready to enjoy a tasty meal.

A cabbage and rice casserole can be a healthy and hearty dish for your family. Cabbage is especially nutritious because it is low in calories and carbohydrates and rich in fiber. It is an excellent source of vitamins C and K and red cabbage can be a great source of fiber.

Cabbage is also inexpensive. It keeps for a long time and it is available year-round.

Rice is another healthy addition as most rice is enriched with folate and other vitamins to add to its nutritional value. To up the health quotient of the dish, you can choose brown rice as a base.

Cheese is a great source of dairy and the meat is rich in iron making this dish one you can feel good about serving to your family.

Cabbage Casserole with Rice

There are several casseroles that can be made using cabbage as the main ingredient. Many also feature rice and ground beef to help make the meal hearty. Here are some we recommend:

Yummy Stuffed Cabbage: Stuffed cabbage is a well-known dish. Make it with an Italian spin by including tomatoes, tomato sauce, ground beef and oregano in the filling.

Cheesy Deconstructed Stuffed Cabbage: This dish includes smoky ground beef, tender cabbage, garlic and paprika with a tomato sauce and cheese blend topping. Not so much a stuffed cabbage dish, it more closely resembles a pasta bake but it is yummy none the less. The addition of brown rice helps make it a hearty meal.

Tasty Cabbage Roll Recipe: This recipe combines rice, cabbage, and ground beef as well as flavorings like garlic, onion, honey and apple cider vinegar to give the meal a sweet and savory flavor.

Healthy Cabbage Casserole: If you are looking for cabbage casserole with a healthy twist, try this recipe that uses cabbage, ground beef, onion, and tomato soup. Serve over a bed of rice to make the meal heartier. Turkey can also be used as a healthy alternative to the beef.

Cabbage Roll Casserole: This recipe is made by combining beef, onion, tomato sauce, cabbage, and rice. Put it all in a casserole dish and pour beef broth over the top. Sprinkle with cheese if desired and bake.

This is a cheap, easy recipe perfect for a weeknight dinner. The cabbage adds a wonderful texture without overwhelming the flavor of the dish. Assemble it, then toss it in the oven for a stress-free meal.

If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure to check out our King Ranch Chicken Recipe and our Chicken Quesadilla Recipe.

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Cheesy Cabbage Rice Casserole

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  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes


This is a cheap, easy recipe perfect for a weeknight dinner. The cabbage adds a wonderful texture without overwhelming the flavor of the dish. Assemble it then toss it in the oven for a stress free meal.


  • 1 head cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup long-cooking rice, uncooked
  • 2 pounds ground beef, browned
  • 28 ounce jar spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


1. Place cabbage in the bottom of a greased 13″ x 9″ baking pan.

2. Spread rice on top.

3. Pour 2 cups water over rice.

4. Spoon beef over top.

5. Pour sauce evenly over beef. Sprinkle cheddar cheese evenly over the top.

6. Bake uncovered at 375°F for 1½ to 2 hours.

7. Mix together before serving.

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 Hours
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cabbage casserole with rice, cabbage and rice casserole

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