Stuffed cabbage rolls weren’t a thing in my house, until recently! Now they’re a go-to for one of our favourite feel good foods. Try this recipe to see why.



8 Servings

Prep time

20 minutes

Cooking time

30 minutes


137 kcal


  • 1 large head green cabbage

  • 2 tbsp ghee

  • 1 cup finely chopped onions

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 454g/1 pound ground pork

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 2 tbsp paprika

  • 1 tsp fine sea salt

  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

  • ¼ tsp dried ground marjoram

  • 2 cups sauerkraut

  • 2 cups tomato sauce

  • 1 cup sour cream


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F.
  • Bring enough salted water to a boil in a stockpot to cover the head of cabbage. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 8 minutes, or until the cabbage leaves are soft and easily bendable. Allow the cabbage to drain and cool after removing it from the pot. Pull off 16 large leaves and lay them on paper towels to dry when it’s cool enough to handle.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the ghee, then add the onions and garlic and sauté until the onions are lightly browned. Cook until the ground pork, beaten eggs, paprika, salt, pepper, and marjoram are cooked through, stirring occasionally to crumble the pork and break up the eggs into small pieces. Turn off the heat in the skillet.
  • Place 2 tbsp of the pork mixture in the centre of a soft cabbage leaf and, starting with the thick end, fold over the sides, then roll the entire leaf tightly, as you would a small burrito. Repeat until all of the stuffing is gone.
  • Arrange the cabbage rolls on top of the sauerkraut in a 5-quart casserole dish.
  • Cover the cabbage rolls with the tomato sauce and sour cream, if using. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the rolls are hot and bubbly.
  • Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat for 5 minutes on a rimmed baking sheet in a preheated 180°C/350°F oven, or until warmed through.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories137
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 10.5g 17%
    • Saturated Fat 4.9g 25%
  • Sodium 249mg 11%
  • Total Carbohydrate 5.9g 2%
    • Sugars 2.3g
  • Protein 5.3g 11%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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