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If you are not a cabbage lover (like me) then you will be so amazed at how good this is! It is rich and hearty and so tasty! Every time I make it (per my husband’s request) I am surprised by how good it is.

**This is delicious as a vegetarian dish…just leave out the meat.

Start by browning the ground turkey and then add the onions and carrots and sauté.

Add in the spices and sriracha. **Speaking of sriracha, adding 1/2 teaspoon is really not too spicy for most people and gives it a nice kick.

Pour into a baking dish and add in everything except for the cheese.

Mix it well and cover with foil,

Bake for 50-60 minutes, stirring halfway, and top with cheese.

Throw back in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted.


Cabbage and Rice Casserole

Cabbage, rice and ground turkey made DELICIOUS with cajun seasoning and cooked to perfection. Top with cheese and it becomes a rich and hearty family meal. @mostdeliciouslife.com
Course dinner, easydinner, Entree, Main Course
Servings 8


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, split
  • 1 pound ground turkey **or ground beef ***OR meatless for vegetarian
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thinly and cut into 2-3 inch pieces
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 tsp creole or cajun seasoning mix
  • ½-1 tsp sriracha sauce **optional
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups cabbage, thinly sliced and cut into3-4 inch pieces
  • 1 8-ounce tomato sauce
  • 1 15-ounce crushed tomatoes
  • cups water
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups cheese, grated – I used a cheddar/montery jack mix


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in large skillet and brown turkey or beef until broken up and most of the pink is gone. **If you use ground beef and there are a lot of juices drain off.
  • Add in another tablespoon of olive oil, onions and carrots. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until onions start to soften, about 5 minutes. *Add more oil if neccesary.
  • Stir in seasoning, sriracha, salt and pepper.
  • Pour meat and veggies into a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Add cabbage, tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, rice and water. Stir carefully until well mixed.
  • Cover with foil and bake 50-60 minutes, stirring halfway through. Bake until cabbage is at desired doneness.
  • Add cheese and return to oven uncovered. Bake for 10 more minutes until cheese is melted.
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