Easy Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Casserole

EASY, SLOW COOKER Cabbage Roll Casserole! This easy recipe is made in the crockpot and ready in 3 hours! This is a Polish family recipe called Halupkie!

Halupkie (aka Cabbage Rolls) were a big deal in my house.  My Mother is Polish, so the recipe was passed down from generation to generation and ended up being one of my favorite meals she would make. She would add ground beef, rice and tomato sauce into a big piece of cabbage, roll it up, throw it in the fridge overnight to sit and then we would have them for Sunday dinner.  Just the smell of cabbage takes me back to my childhood!

SLOW COOKER Cabbage Roll Casserole! This easy recipe is made in the crockpot and ready in 3 hours! This is a Polish family recipe called Halupkie!

This Cabbage Roll Casserole is a direct spin off my Mother’s recipe, but we’re making this in casserole form in the slow cooker.   Honestly, cabbage rolls once cut open aren’t the most pretty food, so just think of this as a big bowl of comfort food and see past the non-perfect visuals.  

SLOW COOKER Cabbage Roll Casserole! This easy recipe is made in the crockpot and ready in 3 hours! This is a Polish family recipe called Halupkie!

A nice warm bowl of cabbage roll casserole is the perfect dinner for a cold Winter night.  Even better is that this recipe only takes 3 hours in the slow cooker – so it’ll be ready before you know it!

 SLOW COOKER Cabbage Roll Casserole! This easy recipe is made in the crockpot and ready in 3 hours! This is a Polish family recipe called Halupkie!

SLOW COOKER Cabbage Roll Casserole! This easy recipe is made in the crockpot and ready in 3 hours! This is a Polish family recipe called Halupkie!

Enjoy this Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Casserole!

SLOW COOKER Cabbage Roll Casserole! This easy recipe is made in the crockpot and ready in 3 hours! This is a Polish family recipe called Halupkie!  

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Easy Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Casserole

EASY, SLOW COOKER Cabbage Roll Casserole! This easy recipe is made in the crockpot and ready in 3 hours! This is a Polish family recipe called Halupkie!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound raw ground beef
  • 1 medium size head of cabbage chopped
  • 1 medium sized green pepper chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 15 Oz can of diced or stewed tomatoes undrained
  • 2 15 Oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice (not instant)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except white rice in slow cooker. Stir good to combine. Cook on high for 1 hour. Add rice, stir, and cook on high for 2 more hours. Serve in bowls.

Recipe Notes

Servings: 8

SLOW COOKER Cabbage Roll Casserole! This easy recipe is made in the crockpot and ready in 3 hours! This is a Polish family recipe called Halupkie!

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  • Hi Pam ! i hope all is well with you and yours. Happy New Year!
    Recently I decided to begin a weekly recipe-sharing post called Weekly Roundup.. I just posted my very first Roundup – and included this delicious-looking recipe of yours. I included three more recipes – one from The Bartolini Kitchens, The Southern Lady Cooks & also Mom on Timeout ; o )

  • have all ingredients in crock pot now in half hour will add rice hoping for good results. appears a bit dry might add more liquid or tomato sauce. first time for this recipe wife and sister in law will be back when this is done both enjoy. aroma should be wonderf then

  • LOVE it. Have question(s). Could this be adapted to be cooked in a pressure cooker?
    I saw a recipe that alternately layered the cabbage, then meat/rice mixture. What’s the difference between what you did and the layering process??

    • Hello, I never cooked it in a pressure cooker but if you try I’d love to hear how it came out! For my recipe, I just throw all the ingredients together, I don’t have time to layer the ingredients! Plus in the end since it’s a slow cooker recipe to serve with a spoon I really don’t think layering is necessary at all. Enjoy!

  • This was AMAZING. Its like my late mother-in-law’s, but without all the sugar but all of the taste! Love that everything that goes in it is real whole food. THANK YOU!

    • Hey Melanie, I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe and it tasted like it came from the family! Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  • Followed the directions to a tee but cabbage is still crunchy. Maybe I should have taken out the vein like I do when I make stuffed cabbage rolls.

    • Hey Betty, I always cut out the cabbage core but let the veins in. If the cabbage is still crunchy, try cooking it for another 30 minutes-1 hour. Enjoy!

    • Hey Sheila, I wouldn’t recommend adding instant rice to the slow cooker. The rice is going to get very mushy which you don’t want! Instead I’d make the instant rice on the stove top and then just add it into the slow cooker and mix once everything’s done. Hope this helps!

  • This is fantastic Pamela! The one suggestion I have is to boil the cabbage first and then add it to the crock pot. Then you won’t have to worry about it being hard. Thank you for sharing your recipes.

    • Hey Cori, glad you liked the recipe! The cabbage is never hard for me when the slow cooker is done, but you can definitely boil it first if you want. Enjoy!

  • I am such a cabbage roll fan; it reminds me of family dinners when I was younger, being at the dinner table with my brothers and sister and parents! It was always so enjoyable. This recipe sounds like everything my mother included in her rolls. I am just wondering if there is any way to get a calorie/nutrition count on this dish. I didn’t worry about such things when I was younger, which is why I have to worry about it now! Thanks.

    • Hey Kim, I don’t provide nutritional info but if you google “calorie counter” you will find lots of them that you can manually enter Hope this helps! Enjoy the casserole!

  • Please un-confuse me. 1 tablespoon of beef bouillon? Powdered? Liquid concentrate? One cube dissolved in hot water? Straight out of the College Inn box?

    • Hey Ernie, 1 tablespoon of powdered beef bouillon. Just throw it in the slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients and it will dissolve over time – no extra work required! Enjoy this casserole!

  • I’d love to make this but…..do you have an approximate cup amount for the cabbage? You say a medium head but that’s a little too loosey goosey for me. My medium is another persons large. Good way to hose up a dish.

  • Bookmarked and cooking this week! I love that this is easy enough for Hubby to throw together without my assistance 🙂 I’m hiking to cook 6hrs on low. Do you suggest adding the rice at the beginning of cook time on low or would you cook it separately and add afterwards? I’m worried about either ending up wirh soggy rice or a watery casserole… Thanks!!

    • Hey Jessica, 6 hours is too long to cook the rice, so I suggest he sets a timer and adds the rice or just cooks the rice separately and adds afterwards. Enjoy!

  • I made this for a chilly night and my family loved it! My little boy even wanted more after he finished his bowl! This will be a keeper for us, thank you!

  • Hi Pamela, I just made your recipe and it is fantastic! I made it vegan by subbing out the beef for 2 cups of lentils, and using a vegetable bouillon cube. And of course, vegan Worcestershire – no fishies 🙂 But such small, minor adjustments to make it 100% plant based. And cabbage is a nutrition power house.

    This is totally a keeper, and thank you for sharing!

    • Hey Jennifer, thanks so much for commenting and letting me know you liked this casserole! I love how you put your vegan spin on it – it sounds delicious! I hope you keep on enjoying!

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