Cabbage rolls are one of my favorite dinners but sadly they include rice which makes them not Paleo diet approved. They are also fairly time consuming to make . When I’m looking for a quick dinner recipe, I don’t choose cabbage rolls. Unstuffed cabbage rolls have all the flavor of stuffed cabbage rolls but without all the work. These unstuffed Paleo cabbage rolls are my version of traditional unstuffed cabbage rolls so that it fits in the Paleo diet.
Unstuffed Paleo Cabbage Rolls
Vegetables from the Brassica family (cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, and broccoli, to name a few) offer some unique health benefits. They are on my own personal superfood list. Cabbage is an amazing source of fiber and at 47, that’s something I try to get a lot of. Cabbage stops bile from absorbing fat after a meal. That lowers the overall amount of cholesterol in your body. Since my husband has high cholesterol, this is something I sneak into his diet regularly. Cabbage contains glucosinolates that have anti-carcinogenic properties. That’s another great reason to add this to your diet. To get the most benefit from cabbage, you should cook it lightly to maximize the health benefits.
You can prepare this meal in 15 minutes by using pre-cut and pre-shredded vegetables. If you have more time, chop the vegetables yourself. I chose Aidells all natural, fully cooked, chicken sausage links since that is the only sustainable sausage available at our small local grocery store. When I shop at our food coop, I buy local, all natural bulk sausage instead of sausage in link form. Either way will work but make sure that it is fully cooked to keep the meal under 15 minutes to prepare.
Saute the cabbage and onions in olive oil first since they take the longest to cook. Then add the mushrooms and the cooked sausage.
Finish by adding the can of diced tomatoes. Heat thoroughly and serve.
If you have a bit longer to prepare dinner, this Slow Cooker Italian Sausage Soup sounds amazing!