Celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day — Vegetarian Style

Mock Meat and Potato Stuffed Cabbage RollsWhile non-vegetarians feast on corned beef and cabbage this Saint Patrick’s Day, why not have your own celebration with this dish — Mock Meat and Potato Stuffed Cabbage Rolls. A wonderful accompaniment to this dish is Irish Soda Bread.

Mock Meat and Potato Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Yield: 6 cabbage rolls


  • 5 large, red potatoes
  • 6 cabbage leaves
  • 1/2 cup soymilk
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons chopped, fresh parsley
  • 1 1/4 tsp. chili powder (of choice)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package soy deli meat
  • 1 cup vegetable broth


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash and scrub red potatoes. Cut potatoes into chunks and place in boiling water over medium-high heat. Boil for 25 minutes.
  3. Steam the cabbage leaves for 5 minutes. Once the leaves have been steamed, set them aside to cool slightly.
  4. Drain water from red potatoes. Mash with buttermilk, chopped parsley, salt and pepper to a paste consistency.
  5. Place 2-3 slices soy deli meat and 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes inside each cabbage leaf. Fold leaf edges around soy deli meat and mashed potatoes. Place stuffed cabbage rolls in a 3-quart baking dish. Pour vegetarian broth around cabbage leaves. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.


Meredith Hink MS, RD, CD

I am a Corporate Dietitian with a foodservice distribution company. My professional areas of interest include food safety and sanitation, food marketing, food law, and vegetarian nutrition. In my spare time I am an avid food photographer and enjoy spending time with my husband and two dogs.

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