Mains, Poultry

Turkey Cabbage Rolls

Ok. I know cabbage rolls never look appetizing, but they are still worth making. And like meatloaf, you can change the recipe as you like and still have a great result 🙂


  • 1 green cabbage/savoy cabbage, boiled for 5 minutes
  • 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup rice
  • 1 onion, minced in the food processor
  • 2 tbsp red pepper paste or one red bell pepper minced in the food processor
  • 1 small red chili pepper, minced
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • garlic or garlic powder (optional)
  • salt & pepper, red chili flakes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • lemon juice (optional)


  • 2-4 tbsp crushed tomatoes or one diced tomato
  • olive oil
  • water


Mix everything (except the cabbage) in a bowl.  Pull apart the boiled and cooled cabbage leaves keeping them as intact as possible.  Put ~ 1/2 tbsp of filling at the base of each leaf and roll like a subway sandwich.  Arrange them tightly in the bottom of a pot (open side down).  Top with crushed tomatoes, a drizzle of olive oil, and enough water to cover the rolls.  Place a plate or something heavy on the rolls to keep them from floating to the top and coming undone.  Boil for 25 minutes. Remove from the cooking liquid and let rest for 5 minutes before serving, seriously!


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