Cabbage Rolls
100 mins (prep 10, cooking 90)
9 ingredients
12-16 servings
Based on a recipe from Beatrice A. Ojakangas’ book, The Finnish Cookbook. She says, “Sometimes called 'Pigs in Blankets,' this universal favorite is also a favored dish in Finland. Serve with boiled or mashed potatoes and cranberry or lingonberry sauce.” My late grandmother Elina Ervo is from Finland and she lived with my parents, siblings and I for many years when I was growing up. She made a variation on this dish frequently (hers had a tomato-based sauce). When my grandmother made this I thought I’d never be able to do it myself because her rolls were all consistent in size and gorgeous looking! This was among my favorite childhood dishes that Grandma made and now I make it frequently, too. Now that I’m in Maine, I also love to make this with ground moose in place of the ground beef!

Categories:  low-cholesterol , low-calorie , healthy , <-4-hours , low-in... , healthy-2 , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (14.4 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 45.57 Calories from Fat 9.72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.08g 20.03%
Saturated Fat 0.47g 27.98%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 1.9mg 7.6%
Sodium 653.79mg 326.9%
Total Carbohydrate 7.47g 29.86%
Dietary Fiber 0.46 g 22.11%
Sugars 0.81 g %
Protein 1.4g 33.62%
Vitamin A 17.55IU% Vitamin C 0.03mg%
Calcium 21.45mg% Iron 0.49mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh, lean ground beef, cooked rice, dark corn syrup, boiling water