After days and days of watering, tending to, and caring for your little cabbage, it’s finally time to harvest it! And what better way to celebrate all your hard work than by making your crispy, green, garden-fresh ball the star of your dinner dish?! My Little Cabbage Pie does just that in the most delicious way! All those long hours turn out to be so worth it, as you pile a creamy layer of cheesy mashed potatoes on top of a veggie mixture featuring your beloved cabbage. All of that lies on a bed of flavorful pork and rice to create quite the feast! Yum, yum, yum! Let’s do it again next year so we can savor the fresh flavor of My Little Cabbage Pie again!

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Ingredients

For the pork layer:

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup rice, cooked
  • 1/2 cup pork gravy or chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

For the cabbage layer:

  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 6 cups cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

For the potato layer:

  • 2 cups potatoes, mashed
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • green onions, to taste, sliced, for garnish
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Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Grease an 11×7-inch baking dish.

Step 3 –In a skillet over medium heat, add the pork and cook until it is no longer pink.

Step 4 –Add 1 of the chopped onions and the garlic to the pork, and cook until the vegetables are tender. Drain the excess liquid from the skillet.

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Step 5 –Add the rice, the gravy, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and the thyme to the pork mixture and stir to combine.

Step 6 –Spoon the pork mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Step 7 –Add the carrot, the remaining chopped onions, and the butter to the skillet and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.

Step 8 –Add the cabbage to the carrot mixture and cook for 1 minute.

Step 9 –Add the broth, the remaining salt, and the pepper to the cabbage mixture and stir to combine.

Step 10 –Cover the skillet and cook the cabbage mixture for 10 minutes.

Step 11 –Spoon the cabbage mixture over the top of the pork layer.

Step 12 –Spoon or pipe the mashed potatoes over the top of the cabbage mixture layer.

Step 13 –Sprinkle the mashed potatoes with the shredded cheese.

Step 14 –Bake the cabbage pie, uncovered, until browned, about 45 minutes.

Step 15 –Serve the cabbage pie garnished with the green onions.