Lazy (wo)mans cabbage roll casserole
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Serves: 10 servings
Kick the rice cooking, cabbage blanching, sauce making, and meat cooking to the curb with these extremely quick and easy way to prepare cabbage “rolls”. Throw it in the oven and forget about it!
  • 1 head purple cabbage, chopped
  • 1 lb raw ground meat (I used grass-fed lean bison but beef, elk, or yak would work well)
  • ½ cup raw quinoa
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon himalayan rock salt
  • 1.5 – 25oz jars of pasta sauce (I used Eden Organics)
  • ½ package of Daiya mozzarella cheese – soy and dairy free! (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Lay cabbage on the bottom of the casserole dish.
  3. In a large bowl combine ground meat, quinoa, zucchini, onion, garlic, oregano, and salt with your hands or a large spoon.
  4. Layer meat mixture on top of cabbage.
  5. Pour sauce over top before covering it with a layer of cheese.
  6. Cover and cook for 1.5-2 hours (meanwhile start wrapping those presents, cleaning the house, taking a nap, chasing the kids…)
  7. You can remove the lid for the last 20minutes of cooking if you want your cheese to be a bit crispy. I did and it turned out really well.
Recipe by Healthful Pursuit at