Easy Savoy Cabbage Rolls

The quite mild flavor of this winter cabbage gives its best when it is stuffed and either sautéed or baked.

The filling of these rolls is very rich: Mortadella, Eggs, Minced Veal Meat, Parmigiano Reggiano, Stale Bread soaked in Milk, and Salt and Pepper. Is it scrumptious enough?

Tips: If you can’t find Savoy Cabbage easily in your country, you can make these rolls with Napa or Chinese Cabbage.


Cabbage rolls

Preparation Time:
20 min
Cooking +BakingTime:
40 min


Savoy cabbage Rolls


  • 8 cabbage leaves
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 100g (3.5 oz) Mortadella
  • 150 g (5 oz) Minced Veal Meat
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • about 150 g (6 oz) stale bread or breadcrumbs
  • milk or water, enough to soak the bread
  • 3 tbsp EVO oil


  • Soak the bread in the milk, or water. Squeeze well when the bread is soft. Crumble it and transfer in a bowl.
  • Oil a frying pan and place on medium heat. Add the minced meat. Crumble with a fork, season with salt, and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook for 10-15 minutes. Leave aside to cool.
  • In the meantime, cut 1/2 inch off the head of cabbage and take the leaves (not the ones that are too green and hard).
  • Place them on top of each other without squeezing inside a steamer. Then cover with a lid and steam for about 10 min until they become tender.
  • Drain and peel off the leaves and set aside to cool.
  • Cut Mortadella in small pieces.
  • Add all the ingredients into the bowl with bread. Mix well all the ingredients with a spoon. Spread out a cabbage leaf (cut off any tough stems), add 1 tablespoon of the filling, close to create a small bundle. If necessary seal with a toothpick.
  • Proceed in this way for all the leaves. Grease with oil a baking dish with high sides.
  • Place the rolls on the baking dish and drizzle with EVO oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake in a static oven at 180°C for 20 min. Switch the grill on and let cook for 5-10 min more.

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