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Slow Cooker Lazy Cabbage Rolls

This easy recipe for Slow Cooker Lazy Cabbage Rolls is made in the crockpot and ready in 2-3 hours! All the elements with flavour and comfort, yet convenience.


Slow Cooker Lazy Cabbage Rolls

If you’d love this recipe is a warm and comforting soup version, check out this Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup!

This Sweet and Sour Braised Cabbage is also worth checking out. It’s a main ingredient in my mouthwatering Dragon Bowl recipe.

Yet if you’re here for the love of slow cooking, I suggest you also check out Slow Cooker Baked Ziti, a wonderful easy meal for weeknights.

For other great slow cooker recipes, check out the bursting section on this site. May I suggest slow cooker orange chicken or slow cooker easy lasagna to start?

As cooler weather hits though, I’m sure you crave soup like I do. In that case this Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is just the warm-up you need.


Every now and then I crave Cabbage Rolls, yet I never set out to actually make them. Why? Because even thinking about rolling each and every one is enough to make me resort to making an entirely different recipe.

These Slow Cooker Lazy Cabbage Rolls are the ideal solution to this problem, it’s a one pot meal that has all the same great taste. In fact, it’s a simple crockpot recipe!

Cabbage Rolls isn’t typically made in the slow cooker, yet it’s actually very easy and delicious to do so. And by this unstuffed cabbage rolls method, a whole lot less work without sacrificing the taste!

It is very much a full-flavoured take on a classic recipe, without all that fuss of stuffing. This is a simple throw together recipe.

How do you make lazy man cabbage rolls?

When making Slow Cooker Lazy Cabbage Rolls, you can serve them as a side dish along with some garlic sausage, or eat as it on its own. It’s also perfect for both dinner and a lunch.

It’s a recipe that is great for a family meal, or to take along for a potluck. It’ll be most unique and the talk of any gathering.

cabbage rolls

It’s also nice to have the leftovers of this dish for a quick reheat, or packing some in a thermos for school lunches. Do I have you convinced yet?

Slow Cooker Lazy Cabbage Rolls is one of those ultimate fall meals. It fills the belly and soul with goodness, with each and every bite.

Every fall season I fall in love with my slow cooker again and again, having that warm comforting meal ready when I walk in the door is something to applaud over.

cabbage rolls

It seems these days we’re running like crazy from activity to appointment and to activity again – so slow cooker meals are my top go-to’s. It’s most likely the handiest small appliance I have.

I realized that as soon as I even think about what to make for dinner each day, my mind immediately searches slow cooker meals, while taking inventory of the ingredients I have on hand.

Many times while the girls are eating breakfast in the morning, I’m prepping the slow cooker already – pleased that I won’t have to worry about it later. This is one such crockpot recipe that you need to put into your rotation!



How often do you make cabbage rolls?

When making Slow Cooker Lazy Cabbage Rolls, you can serve them as a side dish along with some garlic sausage, or eat as it on its own.

Slow Cooker Lazy Cabbage Rolls

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

When making Slow Cooker Lazy Cabbage Rolls, you can serve them as a side dish along with some garlic sausage, or eat as it on its own.


  • ½ lb Ground beef
  • ½ pkg Coleslaw, prepared, without dressing
  • 4 cups Rice, cooked
  • 2 stalks Celery, chopped
  • ½ Onion, chopped
  • 6 slices Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 can Tomatoes, 14oz, diced
  • ¼ cup Whipping Cream
  • 2 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Dill weed, dried
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. In a frying pan, sauté the celery, onion, garlic, 1 tbsp dill, and ground beef until the ground beef is no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper
  2. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker.
  3. Add the cooked rice, coleslaw, bacon, tomatoes, and remaining dill weed. Mix very well.
  4. Pour the cream over the top, and cook on low for approximately 2 - 3 hours.
  5. Serve as a side dish along with some garlic sausage for dinner, or eat as it on its own.
  6. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 688Saturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 102gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 19g

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  1. Interesting recipe,lot different than the way i make them this will be a nice change,thanks !

  2. Great sounding recipe! I love the classic cabbage rolls so Id be interested to see how this compared

  3. I make this often as I have access to already shredded cabbage thats going to be tossed into the garbage anyways. Although I do love the cabbage rolls my company does make!!

  4. We love cabbage rolls in our home. This looks like such a tasty and delicious version!

  5. The first cool day of Fall and wanting a warm meal i put this in the slow cooker yesterday and we enjoyed a lovely dinner,will make again!

  6. This recipe sounds delicious and because t’s different from others I have tried, t’s a must try for me.I love that there is celery in it too.

  7. Sounds good! Never seen a version with Whipping Cream. Thanks for the recipe, will have to give it a try!

  8. I would not have thought of using whipping cream, dill and celery together. Must make for interesting flavours.

  9. This looks delicious. I’m not a big cabbage roll fan, but this may well make me change my tune.

  10. I make a stove top version of lazy man cabbage rolls and my family loves it! I will have to try this slow cooker recipe as it looks delicious as well!

  11. I love cabbage rolls but find the way to hard to eat . This recipe looks easy to eat. I would love to try it.

  12. This sounds amazing, love using my slow cooker and this looks like a good recipe to tryout!

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  14. Love love cabbage rolls, so glad i found this. Will be making this today. Thank you

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