Simple Crock Pot Cabbage Rolls

crock pot cabbage rolls
Diana Rattray
  • 7 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Ratings (8)

A touch of cinnamon flavors these family favorite cabbage rolls. Feel free to leave the cinnamon out or use just a pinch. This recipe is simple yet delicious. 

If you like lots of sauce—it's delicious over mashed potatoes—double the tomato soup and tomatoes.

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3/4 cup cooked rice
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large head of cabbage
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can tomatoes
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

How to Make It

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, rice, beaten egg, finely chopped onion, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Mix until thoroughly blended.
  2. Remove leaves from the head of cabbage gently, taking care not to tear them. Scald the leaves in boiling salted water just long enough to wilt. Alternatively, place the whole head of cabbage in a microwave-safe dish with about 1/4 cup of water. Cook it on 100% power for about 12 to 15 minutes. The leaves should peel off easily.
  1. Place about 1/4 cup meat mixture in the center of each leaf; fold in sides and roll ends over meat, burrito-style; secure with wooden toothpicks.
  2. Place the cabbage rolls in the Crock Pot.
  3. In a bowl, combine the tomato soup, diced tomatoes, and cinnamon. Add salt and pepper to taste and pour the sauce over the cabbage rolls.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. I usually add the leftover cabbage leaves to the pot.


Core the head of cabbage and place it in the freezer for several hours or overnight. Take it out of the freezer and let it thaw for a few hours. The leaves should peel off easily and will be soft enough to roll without blanching.

    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 589
    Total Fat 22 g
    Saturated Fat 9 g
    Unsaturated Fat 8 g
    Cholesterol 214 mg
    Sodium 311 mg
    Carbohydrates 54 g
    Dietary Fiber 12 g
    Protein 44 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)