Stuffed cabbage – Trôo style

Stuffed cabbage – Trôo style

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 2 hrs, 30 mins


Serves 4 - 6
This is the simplest and best of all stuffed cabbage recipes - with good-quality sausages, it's divine. By Sophie Grigson

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal680
  • fat20g
  • saturates50g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars1.5g
  • fibre12g
  • protein35g
  • salt3.81g
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  • 1½-2kg/3lb 5oz-4lb 8oz Savoy, white or green cabbage, thickly shredded



    The cabbage, or brassica, family is huge, and includes everything from the familiar red, white…

  • 50g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 800g fabulous butchers sausages, or Duchy Originals, skinned


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150C/Gas 2/fan 130C. Cook the cabbage in boiling salted water for 4 minutes or so, then drain and run under the cold tap. Drain again thoroughly. Butter a deepish oven-proof dish (about 3 litre) generously with half the butter. Cover the base with a third of the cabbage. Season well.

  2. Arrange half the sausagemeat over the cabbage, flattening it out a bit with your fingers so that it covers it reasonably well, pressing down as you go. Repeat these layers, and then finish with a final layer of cabbage. Season again with salt and pepper, then dot with the remaining butter. Cover tightly and bake for 21⁄2 hours, until the cabbage is as tender as butter.

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Comments (16)

lizleicester's picture

Lovely comfort food that takes no effort to make.

dentalfun's picture

You know, this actually really good. Some may find it bland, and it will never have the complex flavours of dishes with extra ingredients, but it's tasty, steady comfort food. Just use good ingredients. Made twice and very happy.

rachbxl's picture

Delicious! Don't stint on the sausages though, as without great sausages it wouldn't be very nice. I was only looking for a way to use up the cabbage from the veg box, but I'll definitely make again.

beclam's picture

An ok meal, not sure if i make again though

pantry-thief's picture

This is a nice versatile, cheap 'n easy week-day family dish which can easily be pepped up a bit to suit everyone's own taste.
I added some thinly sliced fennel and a few rashers of smoked bacon.

torrcaroline's picture

Surprisingly nice! Don't assume it will be bland as it only uses three ingrediants, it's really great for a low-prep hearty meal.

kerleo22's picture

Made this for dinner this evening. halved the ingredients as it was for two. Delicious. next time I'll put less salt in the water.

jocrow's picture

Great dish for the family, Simple with few ingredients.

The kids really love it and there is no waste. Quick to prep, perfect to put in the oven on timer. Very comforting after a winter's walk.

Economical and tasty. A regular family meal in our house, thanks for the inspiraton.

lovemushrooms's picture

Absolute rubbish, very bland and boring. Cooked exactly as instructed but it was so bad the only place for it was the bin. Disappointing after all these positive reviews. Would recommend ribs and cabbage instead if you're looking for something simple and tasty that uses cabbage. All you need is savoy cabbage, good ham ribs from the butcher, boiling water, salt and pepper!

elke1969's picture

I cooked this for my boyfriend the other night...
It was very nice and he had seconds.. so it must have been good.
I will cook this again.. it was so easy to make and after you put it in the oven you don't have to do a single thing... :-)

mother_ship's picture

I was intrigued by this recipe and especially the comments, it was quite pleasant but my family and I found nothing to rave over.

jacquidraper's picture

Skeptical given so few ingredients but was encouraged to try this because of the comments. Was worth it, the long slow cooking does something magical and the house does not stink of cabbage either - always a bonus. Will be a regular and a good way of eating your veg portions!

deekay78's picture

Yum, this is one of the tastiest dishes I have had in awhile. It sounds like theres not much to it but I gave it a go due to the other good feedback, i'm so glad I did. This is now a firm favourite with my husband and toddler too.

angelal2366's picture

such a good recipe, i use low fat sausages for a healthier version.

deborahwilliams's picture

I've been making this every winter since the recipe was first published. Its our favourite easy dinner, even my one year old son loves it.

karencotton's picture

This recipe is much nicer than you think its goig to be!

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