Simple Crock Pot Cabbage Rolls

crock pot cabbage rolls
Diana Rattray
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 7 hrs
Total: 7 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
589 Calories
22g Fat
54g Carbs
44g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 589
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 214mg 71%
Sodium 311mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 19%
Dietary Fiber 12g 42%
Protein 44g
Calcium 160mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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

Steps 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 percent power for about 12 to 15 minutes. The leaves should peel off easily.

  3. 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.

  4. Place the cabbage rolls in the crock pot.

  5. 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.

  6. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. You can 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.