I promised to share the recipes with you as I try them if I like them. I do love this one and will make it as a freezer meal often. I divided it into two baking dishes since I am single. Each recipe was supposed to make four servings but I can already tell that I will get more than that from this dish.
Several years ago I read that if you boiled cabbage in water with heavy whipping cream that it would remove the strong flavor of cabbage and you could use it instead of lasagna noodles. I had never tried it until now and it was fabulous. I didn’t add a lot of the cabbage but I honestly didn’t taste the cabbage flavor. The flavor of the sauce and cheeses was just a pleasant Italian recipe experience.
I found the recipe here- A Passion For Saving
Baked “Ziti” with Cabbage- Ingredients for Freezer Meal:
1/2 head of cabbage cut into bite size pieces and single layers
1 cup heavy whipping cream
½ Cup of onion, chopped finely
2 Cups of Ground Beef Cooked (approx. 1 lb.)
2 Jars of Spaghetti Sauce
6 Slices Provolone Cheese
1 Cup sour cream- I omitted because I am not a fan of sour cream.
8 oz. Bag of Mozzarella cheese
Directions for Assembly: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add cabbage and heavy whipping cream, and cook until al dente, about 7-8 minutes; drain. In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray 2 8×8 inch pans with non-stick cooking spray. Layer as follows in each pan: 1/4 of the ziti, 1/4 of the sauce, 4 slices of Provolone cheese, 1/2 of sour cream, 1/4 of cabbage, 1/4 mozzarella cheese and 1/4 of sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake covered for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.