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These tender cabbage rolls are filled with all the flavors of pizza, but with significantly less carbs. No special ingredients required! This recipe is low carb, sugar free, and a Trim Healthy Mama S Recipe.
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Again, credit goes to my husband for the inspiration for this recipe! He loves pizza, so he is always looking for ways to incorporate pizza flavors. (Check out his Pizza Omelette Recipe!)
We were recently given a couple large heads of cabbage by various neighbors who have gardens. I made Bacon and Ranch Cabbage Steaks, but still had plenty left over! So, my husband had the idea to take the cabbage leaves, fill them with pizza toppings, roll them up and top with pizza sauce and cheese! I had to admit, that sounded pretty good! (Because hey, I love pizza, too!)
So one afternoon a couple of weeks ago, I tackled this recipe. Now, a disclaimer here – I had never made cabbage rolls before! But I found a tip in one of my favorite (pre-Trim-Healthy-Mama) cookbooks. The author said to core the head of cabbage, then cook it in the microwave for 5-6 minutes to soften the leaves. This makes them MUCH easier to roll! Genius! (If you do not use a microwave, you could steam it in a large pot.)
After your cabbage is steamed, pull off ten large leaves, layer your toppings, then roll it up tight. Cover everything with pizza sauce and cheese, then bake for 20 minutes. How easy is that? And FAST! (I love quick meals!)
My husband and I both loved them! The cabbage flavor is not strong at all – it absorbs the flavor of the pizza toppings. Some of my dorm boys came in from lunch at the dining hall and were oohing and ahhing over the leftovers on the stove. “Those look so good!” If it looks good to a teenage boy . . . well, I guess thats a winner!
So, what do you need for these Pizza Cabbage Rolls?
10 Large Cabbage Leaves
50 Slices Pepperoni
1/3 Cup Red Pepper
1/3 Cup Chopped Onion
1/2 Teaspoon Oregano
1/4 Teaspoon Garlic salt
1 1/2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese, Divided
1 Jar (14 ounces) Pizza Sauce (about 1 1/2 cups)
And hey, if you are a pizza lover, check out my other pizza recipes!
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Pizza Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a small bowl, mix together the red pepper, chopped onion, oregano and garlic salt.
- Remove core from head of cabbage and microwave for 5-6 minutes to soften cabbage leaves. (Or you can steam it in a large pot.)
- Carefully remove 10 large cabbage leaves.
- Working carefully, place 5 pieces of pepperoni on each leaf.
- Add 1-2 Tablespoons of pepper/onion mixture.
- Sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon Mozzarella Cheese.
- Carefully roll cabbage leaves and place them (seam side down) in a greased 8x8 pan.
- Top with pizza sauce and remaining cheese.
- Cook for 20 minutes.
|Amount Per Serving|
% Daily Value
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 10g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Vitamin A 18%
Vitamin C undefined%