This was a top favorite from everyone at the table during one of our big family dinners! We have a large extended family that lives close by, so it’s easy for us to have 10+ people at a dinner.
One pot is all you need for this savory cabbage and turkey casserole. It’s a delicious dish that will be sure to please the whole family!
Healthy Cabbage Turkey Casserole Recipe
Little carbs and very low in fat, this meal is sure to delight. I also added a ton of flaxseed and nutritional yeast to amp up the nutritional value. Not familiar with nutritional yeast? I wasn’t either until recently. Read more about nutritional yeasts health benefits and flax seeds too.
Nobody would believe me when I told them how healthy this dish really is and how incredibly easy to make too.
One-Pot Cabbage and Turkey Casserole
An easy, one-pot dinner made with lean turkey and savory cabbage.
- 1 Large Onion Chopped
- 2 Pounds Ground Turkey
- 1 Cup Orzo Uncooked. You can add more if you love orzo, but add more tomato sauce too
- 1 Large Cabbage Chopped
- 6.5 Ounces Sundried Tomatoes
- 25 Ounces Diced Tomatoes
- 1 Cup Shredded Mexican Cheese
- 3 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
- 3 Tablespoon Ground flaxseed
- salt and pepper to taste
- 25 Ounces Tomato Sauce
- 24 Ounces Strained Tomatoes
- 2 Tablespoon olive oil
- 3 Cloves Fresh Garlic Minced
- 3-4 Leaves Fresh Basil Chopped
- 1/4 Teaspoon salt
Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions. Cook until soft and translucent, about 10 minutes.
Season ground turkey with salt and pepper and cook with onions until turkey is browned.
Add uncooked orzo, cabbage, sundried tomatoes with oil, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce with 2 cups of water. Stir and let everything come to a boil.
Reduce heat and cover to simmer for about 30 minutes.
When orzo is cooked and cabbage is soft, add in nutritional yeast and flaxseed. Mix to combine.
Top with cheese and serve warm.
When everything is simmering, remember to keep the lid closed for at least 20 minutes to completely cook orzo. No peaking.