One-Pot Gluten-free Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Casserole #Recipe For Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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One-Pot Gluten-free Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Casserole Recipe For Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System From Val's Kitchen

Hubby loves cabbage. I wanted to make him a variation of stuffed cabbage as an unstuffe dish. It was super easy to make and he loved it. I made it using the Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking system, which gave me a reasonably quick cooking time and only one pot to clean. All of the ingredients I used were gluten-free by nature, resulting in a gluten-free dish for everyone to enjoy. Here’s how I made it.

Gluten-free Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Casserole


  • 1.25 lbs ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small head of cabbage
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/4 cups rice (I used jasmine rice)
  • 4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

One-Pot Gluten-free Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Casserole Recipe For Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System From Val's Kitchen


Chop the onion.

Set Ninja to stovetop high.

Place the ground beef and the onion into the Ninja and brown.

While that’s cooking, chop the cabbage.

When ground beef is no longer pink, add in the cabbage, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and rice.

Stir well.

Bring mixture to a boil.

Lower Ninja to stovetop medium and let mixture cook for about 20 minutes.

Sprinkle the cheese on top.

Put the cover back on, lower Ninja to stovetop low and let cook for 5-10 minutes.

Turn the Ninja off.

Let dish sit in Ninja for about 10 minutes to solidify a bit.

Serve with salt and pepper to taste.

One-Pot Gluten-free Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Casserole Recipe For Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System From Val's Kitchen


Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. November 8, 2016 - 9:18 am

This looks incredible! I am going to buy some of that bagged cabbage at the store to make this easier, but what a healthy alternative to carbs!

Annemarie LeBlanc November 8, 2016 - 11:56 am

Looks like a great, easy to make healthy meal. I love that everything can be made in the ninja. That’s a lifesaver for busy moms!

Neely Moldovan November 8, 2016 - 12:53 pm

Im not a huge cabbage peson but this looks so good. Almost like lasagna! YUM!

Alicia November 8, 2016 - 3:25 pm

I love Ninja products! This recipe looks SO good! I will have to try it sometime.

Michele November 8, 2016 - 4:08 pm

I love stuffed cabbage but I end up making so many of them that I end up throwing them out–or eating them for like 5 days running! This sounds like I could make a much smaller portion–Thank you.

maria @ close to home November 8, 2016 - 7:32 pm

I have never had a cabbage roll before, so the casserole has peaked my interest.

Carrie November 9, 2016 - 2:20 am

I love a Unstuffed Cabbage roll casserole. It is actually one of my favorite dishes! I love that this a one pot dish! It makes clean up so simple.

Hey Sharonoox November 9, 2016 - 3:34 pm

This looks delicious! I always look for an easy and simple recipe. I love unstuffed cabbage roll.

Mardene Carr November 10, 2016 - 6:07 am

I love cabbage. This is something that I would definitely give a try…Looks super delicious

patricia Marsden November 16, 2016 - 12:14 pm

Quick and easy.

Gail March 15, 2020 - 5:39 pm

what setting on the Ninja foodi is the stovetop setting? I have sautee but no stovetop

valmg March 20, 2020 - 12:17 pm

I am not sure as I don’t have a Foodi unfortunately.

Gail March 20, 2020 - 3:02 pm

I ended up pressure cooking for 19 min at 390* NR for 5 mins and the QR. It was good but could have cooked a little longer


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