Easy Lentil Stuffed Cabbage

2.8 (37 reviews)

Easy Lentil Stuffed Cabbage

  • Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 20 minutes
  • Servings 2


  • 6 cups water
  • 8 cabbage leaves
  • 1 24-oz. jar tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 12-oz. can brown lentils, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup rice or other grain of choice, cooked
  • Salt and pepper, to taste 


  • In a large pot, bring the water to a boil. Add the cabbage leaves and cook for about 2 minutes each, or until soft. Set aside.
  • Discard the water, then pour in the tomato sauce and simmer over low heat.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan and sauté the onion until it turns translucent.
  • Add the lentils and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the cooked rice or other grain, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5 more minutes, then remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Spread out the cabbage leaves and place a large spoonful of the lentil mixture in the center of each, close to the stem. Roll the cabbage leaf up over the filling, burrito-style.
  • Place all the rolls seam side down in the pot with the tomato sauce and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Pro tip: You can swap out the lentils with beefless crumbles or Soyrizo for a spicier dish.

Rated 2.8/5 based on 37 reviews

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