Turkey Cabbage Rolls Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main Ingredient


 Cabbage leaves8 Large
 Vegetable oil2 Tablespoon
 Fresh cabbage1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
 Onion1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), minced
 Carrot1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), minced
 Celery1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), minced
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Dill weed1 Teaspoon
 Tabasco sauce1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Freshly ground turkey1 Pound
 Fresh bread crumbs1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Butter1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Flour1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Chicken broth2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Fresh lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Grated lemon rind2 Teaspoon
 Chopped parsley1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (For Garnish)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 941 Calories from Fat 326

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g56.6%

Saturated Fat 14.6 g73.2%

Trans Fat 0.3 g

Cholesterol 235.6 mg78.5%

Sodium 1321.1 mg55%

Total Carbohydrates 122 g40.8%

Dietary Fiber 47.3 g189.2%

Sugars 61.2 g

Protein 49 g98.4%

Vitamin A 106.6% Vitamin C 1129.5%

Calcium 81.1% Iron 66.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Place cabbage leaves in a large basin and cover with boiling water. Let stand for 6 minutes until softened.
2. Drain cabbage leaves and pat-dry on paper toweling. Set aside.
3. Grease a 10-inch x 8 inch baking dish or a casserole.
4. Preheat the oven to 375° F

5. In a small skillet, heat oil,
6. Add chopped vegetables, salt and 1/2 teaspoon dill and sauté until vegetables are softened. Take pan off the heat
7. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and Tabasco and stir in turkey, bread crumbs and cooked vegetable mixture.
8. Divide turkey mixture into 8 equal portions.
9. Place one portion of turkey mixture in center of each blanched cabbage leaf.
10. Fold sides and ends of cabbage leaf over filling, and wrap tightly into a roll.
11. Fasten with wooden picks.
12. Repeat for remaining leaves.
13. Arrange cabbage rolls baking dish. Set aside while making sauce to coat.
14. In a small saucepan melt butter.
15. Blend in flour to make a paste.
16. Gradually stir in chicken broth and simmer over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened.
17. Stir in lemon juice, lemon rind and remaining dill.

18. Pour sauce over cabbage rolls.
19. Cover dish with foil or lid and place in preheated oven.
20. Bake for about 40 to 45 minutes until cabbage leaves are tender and the turkey mixture is cooked.

21. Remove tooth picks before serving.
22. Garnish with chopped parsley.