This homemade cabbage roll casserole recipe has all the sweetness and the rich flavor of the traditional cabbage rolls but with less prep time. This recipe is super easy for those busy chefs and moms who don't have enough time to prepare dinner for the crowd.
In a separate deep pan or large skillet, heat another two tablespoonfuls of oil on medium heat and add the sliced cabbages. Stir, turn, and lift using a pair of thongs until it's fully wilted and tender. Add enough black pepper and salt as it cooks and removes it from heat. This step normally takes around 10 to 12 minutes.
Save cooking time by buying shredded cabbage.
If most of your family members are fans of cabbage rolls like mine are, you can make a double batch and freeze the extra dish. If you are a lazy cook, this will simplify your work as you will have something to eat the entire week.
Lastly, the beauty of cabbage roll casseroles is that you can add extra ingredients depending on your preference. For instance, you can add corn, peas, green onion, bell pepper, broccoli or cauliflower, canned beans, chicken peas, mushrooms, or asparagus.