How to Prepare Cabbage Leaves for Stuffing

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is an easy way to get your cabbage leaves ready to stuff. You probably need more than two gallons of water, I sure do in my giant pot. I also do this outside to keep the house from smelling like cabbage for days.


  1. Get your big fork and hammer it into the cabbage core.
  2. Boil a lot of water in your biggest pot.
  3. Dunk the entire cabbage into the pot for about 30 seconds and remove the outermost leaf. Continue until the entire cabbage is peeled and finish your recipe.


Most Helpful

Tried this method of preparing cabbage leaves and I am going to use it from now on for making cabbage rolls. Your method is so much easier.

foodtvfan August 08, 2010

What a hoot! This is so much easier than my usual struggles. I think I'll make stuffed cabbage much more often now. Thanks for this tip!

windywood September 08, 2008

Thank you! I make stuffed cabbage alot & found this to be the best way to prepare the cabbage leaves. Thumbs up! In the oven cookinng now as I type :)

HattsChef May 13, 2011

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