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Super Tasty Cabbage Rolls
Cut out the stem of the cabbage and discard. Boil water (enough to cover the cabbage) in a large pot. Place the cabbage in the pot with the stem hole on the bottom. Using tongs, slowly peel off the cabbage leaves off as they soften and loosen up. Place them aside in a large bowl and cool.
Mix together the sausage with the cheeses and spices. Once the cabbage has cooled, take one leaf at a time and lay flat. Place a golf ball sized section of sausage in the center. Fold the top and bottom of the leaf over the sausage towards the center. Fold the sides towards the center. Place each roll in the crock pot, seam side down.
Mix sauce ingredients together and pour over top of the rolls in the crockpot. Cook on low for 8 hours.
This recipe was one of the first ones I posted on my old blog way back in 2016! I used to really not like cabbage all that much, but I found so many ways to cook it that I can’t imagine not eating it again. I know you’re probably like, eewww cabbage. Gross. Well, my friend, this is your lucky day. News flash: Cabbage can totally be a comfort food. I’ve put it in stir fry and MANY other Asian dishes, in bunless burgers, in my Feel Better Soup (shameless plug), these rolls…
But let me just tell you about these rolls. I went through SO MANY Pinterest recipes that it made my brain explode a little. However, none of them really were that great and they were a bit bland. I was so disappointed because I really wanted to incorporate this leafy green into my diet. It’s so sturdy and gives a great crunch. So after much experimentation, I found that using a meat with a bit more punch, like the mild italian sausage, gave it much richer flavors. Really, you can’t go wrong with some S&P, garlic and those cheeses. This recipe also weighs in at only 345 calories for 5 ROLLS, and is a protein heavyweight with 31g! It’s so filling that you really won’t even want any more than that. Hooray for smaller portion sizes that keep you full!
This is a fantastic food for when you’re feeling lazy and it’s cold outside and all you want to do is curl up in a fuzzy blanket. Don’t forget your fuzzy socks too. Man, I love fuzzy things.
When I was trying to lose all of my weight originally, this was one of my go-to recipes in the winter. Now that I’ve officially packed on about 5-ish pounds around the holidays (mistakes were made), I’m rotating this one back into the fold! It’s okay to have those lapses sometimes and we all make the mistake and over-indulge, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world.
We can still hop back on that horse and ride into the sunset, eating our delicious, healthy cabbage rolls.