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Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are a household classic favorite, hearty and filling! Full of flavor and easily made in the crockpot.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Irish
Keyword Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 377kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


Tomato Sauce:

  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes do not drain
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs

Cabbage Rolls:

  • 1 head cabbage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves chopped
  • 1 egg


Prepare the leaves:

  • Bring a large pot of water to boiling.
  • Take out the core of the cabbage head, then, submerge the cabbage in the boiling water for a few minutes until some of the leaves start to peel away and the leaves begin to soften, in a way that each leaf must be pliable enough for rolling later.
  • Remove from water and cut off the thick part of the leaves to flatten it.

Prepare the filling:

  • Combine the "Cabbage Rolls" ingredients, except the cabbage, in a large bowl.

Make the sauce:

  • Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray.
  • Layer 3 cabbage leaves on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Add the sauce ingredients to a bowl, stir to combine and transfer HALF to the slow cooker.


  • Add about 2-3 tablespoons of filling inside a cabbage leaf and roll. Make sure to seal both ends. Repeat with the remaining leaves. Set aside.
  • Layer the cabbage rolls in the slow cooker, and pour the remaining sauce on top.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.


Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1318mg | Potassium: 1249mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1235IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 6mg