Slow Cooker Lazy Man’s Stuffed Cabbage

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(Last Updated On: March 1, 2021)

This Lazy Man’s Stuffed Cabbage recipe is healthy, delicious, and easy to make. Make this stuffed cabbage as a freezer to crockpot meal or have it for dinner tonight.

Lazy Man's Stuffed Cabbage

Slow Cooker Lazy Man’s Stuffed Cabbage

Easy Freezer Meal

Do you like Stuffed Cabbage? I feel like it’s one of those meals that you either love or hate. Either you are thinking ” Oh, I love cabbage!” or “Uh, I don’t like cabbage at all.” Well, I actually teetered close to the “No thanks” side of the cabbage spectrum. But, the last time I picked up ground beef on sale, my mom was here and she promised me that this recipe wasn’t really “cabbage-y”, it was healthy, and really tasty.

Slow Cooker Lazy Man's Stuffed Cabbage

So, I did it. I prepped Lazy Man’s Stuffed Cabbage with some of my lean ground beef and tossed it in the freezer. And that is where it sat for at least a month. You know when you have things in the freezer that you buy and then when you get home you decide you don’t want it anymore? That’s what I was feeling like. Not that I didn’t want it, but that I would make it and my family would all turn their noses up at it. Then one day I did it, I rescued my Lazy Man’s Stuffed Cabbage from the freezer and tossed it in the crockpot.

Healthy Lazy Man's Stuffed Cabbage

Are you sitting there wondering if this story has a happy ending, I mean I really went out of my way to tell you how nervous I was about this recipe…

The answer is YES. I served my family and EVERYONE ate it and better yet, LIKED IT! My kids don’t eat many veggies at all, so I was worried that they wouldn’t like it. And my hubby, well, he is definitely one of those folks that doesn’t like cabbage.

  • My husband had two bowls.
  • My kids cleaned their plates.
  • I really enjoyed it!
  • Will I make it again? YES!

So, if you LOVE stuffed cabbage, I definitely recommend this recipe, and if you are one of those people that aren’t the biggest fans, I still say you should give this one a try. Everything cooks together so nicely in the slow cooker, and the flavors blend together perfectly.

If you follow Weight Watchers like I do and want to save a few points, you can substitute the lean ground beef with 99% fat free ground turkey.  99% Fat Free ground turkey is ZERO points on the WW Blue Plan.

Now, here is my…well, my mom’s, Slow Cooker Lazy Man’s Stuffed Cabbage Recipe. You can make it a Freezer Meal like I did or you can choose to make it today 🙂

Lazy Mans Stuffed Cabbage

Lazy Man's Stuffed Cabbage

This Lazy Man's Stuffed Cabbage recipe is healthy, hearty, delicious, and easy to make. Make this stuffed cabbage as a freezer to slow cooker meal or have it for dinner tonight.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cabbage, crock pot, freezer meals, healthy, slow cooker, stuffed cabbage
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 237kcal
Author: Tracy



  • ½ head shredded cabbage Medium size
  • 1 ½ lbs uncooked lean ground beef
  • 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes I used the garlic and onion variety
  • 1 diced red onion you can use yellow onion if you prefer
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 10.75 oz can tomato soup
  • 1 cup Minute Rice I used brown rice


  • Get a gallon size freezer bag and label it with recipe name and instructions
  • Put 1/2 the shredded cabbage in the freezer bag
  • Add in the meat to the freezer bag
  • Layer the onions and garlic into the freezer bag on top of the beef
  • Pour in one can of the diced tomatoes
  • Pour in the rice
  • Add the rest of the shredded cabbage to the freezer bag
  • Pour in the 2nd can of diced tomatoes
  • Pour in the can tomato soup
  • Seal the bag and toss in the freezer until ready to use
  • When ready to use add the freezer prepped meal to the slow cooker, cook on low for appox 8 hours or until cooked throughout if cooked from frozen, if thawed cook for approx 6 hours or until cooked throughout
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 4mg
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