Cabbage rolls are one of those classic dishes that is comforting, filling, and delicious! They make for a perfect meal choice any day of the week. Not to mention, they’re fairly easy to make too! If you don't know what to serve with cabbage rolls, you don’t have to worry - we’ve got some ideas for you!
In this blog post, we will explore all the options for what sides match well with cabbage rolls. So read on if you want an effortless dinner plan tonight!
What are cabbage rolls?
Cabbage rolls, also known as stuffed cabbage or holubtsi in Ukrainian cuisine, are a traditional dish usually made with ground beef and/or pork mixed with rice and wrapped in cabbage leaves.
Depending on the region, they can be served boiled, baked, or slow-cooked. When properly prepared and cooked, these tasty rolls have a soft, tender texture and a delicious flavor.
How do you typically make them?
Cabbage rolls are typically made by boiling cabbage leaves until they’re pliable enough to fill with ground beef and/or pork filling. The filling is then rolled up inside the cabbage leaves and cooked either on the stove or in the oven.
Depending on preference, you can also add other ingredients such as rice, onion, garlic, dill, and spices before wrapping them in the cabbage leaves.
Or you can make a variation...something like our slow cooker cabbage roll stew. I assure you that it's quite tasty!
What to Serve with Cabbage Rolls?
Cabbage rolls go great with a variety of sides. Here are some basic suggestions for what to serve alongside cabbage rolls:
- Steamed Vegetables: Try steamed broccoli or carrots for added nutrition.
- Mashed Potatoes: Creamy mashed potatoes are a classic side dish for cabbage rolls.
- Sauerkraut: This tangy fermented food adds amazing flavor to cabbage rolls.
- Salad: A light green salad will balance out the heavier flavors of the cabbage rolls.
- Baked Beans: Rich and hearty, baked beans make an excellent pairing with cabbage rolls.
- Rice: Enjoy plain white rice for a simple starch side dish.
- Roasted Vegetables: Roasted vegetables make for a healthy and flavorful accompaniment to cabbage rolls.
No matter what you choose, if you’re looking for the perfect meal idea that’s easy to make and tasty to boot, then cabbage rolls are definitely the way to go!
With a variety of sides to choose from, you’re sure to find something that everyone will enjoy. So why not give it a try tonight? You won’t be disappointed!
What to serve with cabbage rolls
Every family has their favorite recipes, and my family is no different. The following recipes are ones we typically serve with cabbage rolls. They are a bit classier than your normal sides.
They really make a meal a bit classier and also make it more nutritious and different. Every time you change up what you serve with an entree it makes a completely different meal.
Cabbage rolls are a tasty and easy meal that can be enjoyed any day of the week. When you’re trying to decide what to serve with them, keep in mind that there are plenty of options!
Whether you want something light and fresh like a green salad, or something more filling like mashed potatoes, you can easily find a side that perfectly pairs with cabbage rolls.
And when you’re feeling more adventurous, try out some of the more unique sides like sauerkraut and roasted vegetables. No matter what you choose, your dinner guests are sure to be impressed! So what are you waiting for? Get cooking!