ALDI Chef’s Corner: Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls

October 19, 2016 – Thanks to all the fans who responded in to our “Ask the Chefs” Facebook post! I loved reading all your suggestions, questions and recommendations. So I, Chef Alyssa, took your ideas to create our newest, must-try Test Kitchen Recipe. As a people pleaser, I tried to incorporate everyone’s ideas into one show-stopping recipe. Here’s what many of you asked for:

  • Stuffed Cabbage/Cabbage Roll Recipe
  • Slower Cooker/Easy Meal
  • Quinoa/Organics
  • Diabetic Friendly
  • Low Carb
  • Fiber

After much deliberation, I have decided to create …… wait for it… Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls!

This crock-pot newbie fits the bill for a fiber filled, low-carb and diabetic-friendly recipe. I made this dish better-for-you by replacing beef with ground turkey, rice with quinoa and incorporating organics wherever possible.

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Yields: 20
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours, 20 minutes

28 ounces SimplyNature Organic Diced Tomatoes
2 Tbsp. Tuscan Garden White Vinegar
1 tsp. Stonemill Essentials Paprika
1 tsp. Stonemill Essentials Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Stonemill Essentials Oregano
1 pound Fit & Active 93% Lean/7% Fat Fresh Ground Turkey
1 onion, diced
½ cup cooked SimplyNature Organic Quinoa
1 tsp. Stonemill Essentials Iodized Salt
1 tsp. Stonemill Essentials Ground Black Pepper
1 Goldhen Large Egg
1 head cabbage, stemmed, deveined and blanched, about 10 leaves


  • In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, vinegar, paprika, garlic and oregano. Place a thin layer on bottom of slow cooker.
  • In a medium bowl, combine turkey, onion, quinoa, salt, pepper and egg.
  • Pat cabbage leaves dry and place rib side down. Divide mixture evenly between cabbage leaves.
  • Roll each leaf into a cylinder, tucking the sides to create a tight roll.
  • Place in slow cooker and cover with remaining sauce. Turn slow cooker on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

Have you pulled the slow cooker out yet? Tell us your favorite recipes in the comments below!

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5 thoughts on “ALDI Chef’s Corner: Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls

  1. Wendy

    need a vegetarian version and would brown rice be a good substitute for the quinoa? Can’t stand quinoa, guess I’m just not “hip” enough, LOL. Thanks!

  2. Tricia

    How difficult would it be to give nutrition information with the recipes? You state ” fiber, diabetic friendly, low carb” but don’t give the numbers. How many calories, what percentages of carb-protein-fat-sodium. How many cabbage rolls per serving . The recipe header states ‘yield: about 20 but only uses 10 cabbage leaves. Is a serving size one or two rolls?
    It looks like a tasty recipe but I would love to have the nutrition information provided for meal planning.

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