Turkey and Quinoa Stuffed Cabbage

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 20
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 158.2
  • Total Fat: 5.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 43.0 mg
  • Sodium: 187.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 15.4 g

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Number of Servings: 20


    2 lb ground turkey breast
    1 box plain quinoa (uncooked)
    1 head green cabbage (20 leaves and rest to chop)
    1 egg
    1/2 link polska kielbasa
    1/2 box (2c) light/fat free chicken broth
    1/2 can (14oz) crushed tomatoes
    generous dash of salt and pepper
    good hungarian paprika


You can omit the kielbasa for an even lower calorie meal. I warn you though, that majority of the flavor in this dish comes from the kielbasa, so I highly recommend keeping it, and enjoying the few extra calories. This dish is almost fat free, cholesterol free, and no carb, so the kielbasa will not make you tip the scale I PROMISE


mix together meat, quinoa (uncooked), egg, and spices
add cabbage head to boiling water for 6 minutes
remove cabbage and separate the leaves
add a heaping tablespoon of meat mixture to each leaf and roll
chop left over cabbage into small pieces
cut kielbasa into small coin sized pieces (1/4 inch)

layer chopped cabbage on bottom of a large pot
add 1/3 of the kielbasa
layer 1/2 the cabbage rolls. Pack them tightly but not too tight to where they lose their shape.
add another layer of chopped cabbage
add another 1/3 of the kielbasa
add the other 1/2 of the cabbage rolls
top with the rest of the chopped cabbage and keilbasa.
add the tomatoes on top
pour over chicken broth

bring pot to a boil. Let boil for 10 minutes
lower heat to a simmer (medium heat) and cook for 60-90 minutes.

Serving Size: makes 20 rolls