German Cabbage Casserole

German Cabbage Casserole
German Cabbage Casserole

A cabbage casserole recipe can be a great meal. This German Cabbage Casserole is slightly different than others because it lacks tomato sauce. That doesn't mean it is less delicious, though. Ground beef, onion, garlic, and breadcrumbs give this dish both substance and flavor. This is a simple meal that goes a long way. Add some ethnic flair to your weeknight menu by making German casserole recipes like this one. Even the kids will love this easy casserole recipe!

The hearty combination of ground beef and cabbage is sure to fill you up, but you can stretch this meal even further by adding noodles to the mix. Another great thing about this recipe for German Cabbage Casserole is that it is extremely affordable to make. Both cabbage and ground beef may be budget-friendly items, but this comforting casserole is still bound to become a family-favorite recipe. If you love German cabbage rolls, then you must give this unstuffed cabbage casserole recipe with ground beef a try.


Cooking Time40 min


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey or lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 8 cups chopped cabbage (about 1 head 6 inches across)
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly spray an 8 x 12 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. In a large skillet, over medium high heat, place the oil and when it is hot add the onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and caraway seed and continue to cook and stir for 2 more minutes.

  3. Add the turkey or ground beef and cook until no longer pink, breaking up clumps of meat with the back of a spoon. Add the cabbage and cook, stirring, until cabbage is translucent, about 4 minutes.

  4. Off the heat, add the cheese and sour cream, salt and pepper, stirring to combine evenly.

  5. Pour into the prepared bake dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Bake for 40 minutes until lightly browned.

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This sounds really good. I was wondering if you ever tried this dish with cream of celery or cream of chicken soup? I like how the cabbage is cooked down on the stove first and then in the oven. I do not like fresh cabbage, but I love cooked cabbage.

Excellent. Cabbage lovers must try

Excellent! Definitely going to make this again. Suggestions I would make would be to double the sour cream, and add a tablespoon of whole grain mustard.

I loved this casserole because it was satisfying even without any pasta! The cabbage and cheese melded excellently with the beef.

Super simple and tasty.

I don't even like cabbage, but I liked this recipe!

This was a great casserole! I have recently become a huge fan of cabbage, and this is a great way to add it into my diet. SO GOOD!


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