Cabbage Casserole with Cheese Sauce

  • Yield : 6
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 25m
  • Cook Time : 1:30 h
  • Ready In : 1:55 h
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In South Louisiana there are plenty of Nanan’ (Cajun french for Marraine (godmother) and of course the Paran (godfather). The girl godchild is called “filleile” and the boy is called the “filleul’. My filleile loves to prepare this easy dish for her children.


  • Cabbage Filling:
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage or Mild
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 large bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (10 oz) can Rotel Brand tomatoes
  • 1 dash chili powder
  • 1 head cabbage, diced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup uncooked rice (medium grain better)
  • Cheese sauce:
  • 1/2 stick margarine
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 4 - 8 slices American Cheese


Step 1

Make the casserole filling: In a medium skillet, brown the ground beef and sausage along with the bell pepper, celery, and onion.

Step 2

After all is brown and the vegetables softened, drain any grease and add the Rotel tomatoes, the chili powder, the diced cabbage and the 1/4 cup of water. Mix well and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Add the raw rice, mix well and pour into a 9x12 greased casserole dish.

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 5

Make the cheese sauce: In a saucepan over medium heat combine the margarine, milk, flour and cheese. Stir until the sauce thickens. Pour over the casserole dish.

Step 6

Cover the casserole dish and bake for 1 1/2 hours.

Step 7

One visitor commented - "I always add a little black pepper and a little ground mustard to my cheese sauce. That’s the way my Momma always made it."

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