Looking for a new recipe to try on St. Patrick’s Day?


These stuffed cabbage rolls will be the perfect addition to your Irish feast. The entire recipe costs about $6.00 to make, so it’s a budget-friendly meal that can feed the entire family.

You can purchase all the ingredients for this recipe using your FNS/SNAP benefits. Most major retailers accept benefits, but if you’re unsure, you can use the SNAP Retail Locator to find stores in your area that welcome FNS/SNAP benefits. http://www.snapretailerlocator.com/  


Turkey Stuffed Cabbage

5 servings


1 head of cabbage

½ pound lean ground beef

½ pound ground turkey

1 onion (small, minced)

1 slice whole wheat bread (stale, crumbled)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

¼ cup water

⅛ teaspoon black pepper

1 can diced tomatoes (16 oz.)

1 onion (small, sliced)

1 cup water

1 carrot (medium, sliced)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch


1. Rinse and core cabbage. Carefully remove 10 outer leaves, place in saucepan, and cover with boiling water. Simmer 5 minutes. Remove and drain cooked cabbage leaves on paper towels.

2. Shred 1/2 cup of raw cabbage and set aside.

3. Brown ground beef and turkey and minced onion in skillet. Drain fat.

4. Place cooked and drained meat mixture, breadcrumbs, water, and pepper into mixing bowl.

5. Drain tomatoes, reserving liquid, and add 1/2 cup of tomato juice from can to meat mixture. Mix well; then place 1/4 cup of filling on each parboiled, drained cabbage leaf. Place folded side down in skillet.

6. Add tomatoes, sliced onion, water, shredded cabbage, and carrot. Cover and simmer about 1 hour (or until cabbage is tender), basting occasionally.

7. Remove cabbage rolls to serving platter; keep warm.

8. Mix lemon juice, brown sugar, and cornstarch together in small bowl. Add to vegetables and liquid in skillet, and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened and clear. Serve over cabbage rolls.



Per recipe: $5.32
Per serving: $1.06



Recipe and cost information retrieved from the SNAP-Ed recipe finder http://recipefinder.nal.usda.gov/recipes/turkey-stuffed-cabbage