Mini Cheese and Walnut Cabbage Rolls

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins


1head cabbage (about 2 lbs)
2/3cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/3cup raisins
1-- Italian plum tomato or other small tomato, chopped
2-1/2cup fresh white bread crumbs
1-1/4cup grated fat free Mozzarella or Cheddar cheese
3/4cup chopped California walnuts
1/4cup low-cholesterol egg product
1teaspoon dried rosemary
3/4teaspoon salt to taste
3/8teaspoon pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. With a small sharp knife, remove and discard the white core from the center of the cabbage. Drop the whole cabbage into the boiling water and cook 10 – 12 minutes. Remove the cabbage from the water and let stand until cool enough to handle.
  2. Carefully peel away 12 of the outer leaves, keeping them as whole as possible, and set aside to be stuffed. Chop enough of the remaining cabbage to make 1 1/2 cups and place in a large bowl. (What’s left of the whole cabbage will be used later.) To the chopped cabbage add the broth, raisins, tomato, crumbs, cheese, walnuts, egg product and rosemary. Stir vigorously to combine, then season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste. You will have about 3 cups of stuffing.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375F. Get out a 9-inch square baking dish, or other sizable dish that will hold the cabbage rolls snugly.
  4. Lay the whole cabbage leaves on your work surface. Place about 1/4 cup of the stuffing near the base of each leaf. Fold in the sides to cover the filling, then roll each leaf up like a carpet, to make a neat sausage-shaped package. Place the rolls, seam side down and close together, in the baking dish. Separate the leaves on what remains of the whole cabbage and lay them, overlapping, on top of the rolls. Bake for 35 minutes.
  5. Cool about 10 minutes, then remove and discard the leaves from the top. Serve the cabbage rolls warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 320
  • Glycemic Load 10
  • Fat 18g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 25mg
  • Sodium 590mg
  • Potassium 510mg
  • Carbohydrate 28g
  • Fiber 6g
  • Sugars 12g
  • Protein 13g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 10%
  • Vitamin C 100%
  • Calcium 30%
  • Iron 15%