Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cabbage Nests

I finally got around to making Nicole's co-winning Cabbage Nests tonight!

They were absolutely delicious and so easy to whip up before I went into work, then just re-warm in the oven. I love dinners that are forgiving like that!

I made some variations, so below is "my" version:


1/2 head cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup cooked Italian sausage
1/2 cup Prego
1 1/2 sliced zuchinni
1/2 cup shredded mozarella cheese

Beat the 2 eggs in a medium bowl. Add salt and pepper, then mix in the cabbage shreds until everything is well coated. Arrange in 4 equal sized "nests" on your baking sheet.

Cut the zuchinni into little half circles, coat lightly in olive oil, and spread in the empty aisles of the baking sheet, between the cabbage.

Bake in a 425° oven for about 20 minutes, until the vegetables are roasted and the cabbage is smelling oh-so-delish!

To assemble mine, I spooned maybe 2 Tbsp of Prego over each nest. I didn't want to over-power them with too much sauce, so I kept it really light. Next, I sprinkled over the divided sausage and roasted zuchinni portions. Last, I topped it with cheese!

After I got home from work, I popped these in the oven for a few minutes to come up to temperature, and then under the broiler for some browning.

We each had one and a half and they were so fantastic! The sauce was just a little bit of flavor and moistness, but didn't over-power at all. Somehow, this funky little bundle of ingredients all WORKS like a big plate of Italian goodness.

Thanks again, Nicole! The possibilities are endless, and that's my kind of meal!

1 comment:

Nicole (Sweetie Pie) said...

Oh my goodness! Yours looks amazing! I love that you put zucchini and sauce on top. Yum! I'm so glad you liked the nests. Perhaps I need to try your version next! :-)