Hearty Cabbage Soup Recipe

Cabbage soup isn’t just for St. Patrick’s day. Cabbage soup should be added to your recipe list and made throughout the year. Cabbage soup is a hearty and nourishing, “comfort food” soup that is also perfect on a cold winter’s night. Made with cabbage, chicken stock, onions, carrots and tomatoes, it’s a rather simple recipe to follow. We top ours with bacon and it is just that little touch that gives it extra flavor.

Hearty Cabbage Soup Recipe

This is our original recipe for a Hearty Cabbage Soup.

Hearty Cabbage Soup Recipe Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions

Kitchen Supplies Needed to Make Cabbage Soup:

Cabbage Soup Cooking Instructions

Cabbage Soup Ingredients:

  • 1/2 head cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 4 to 5 slices of bacon, diced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 14 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 2 whole Bay leaves
  • salt and black pepper to taste


Cabbage Soup Cooking Instructions:

1. Gather the ingredients and prepare the vegetables.

2. In a large Dutch oven, cook bacon until crispy, then remove bacon. Add onions to bacon fat and cook until almost tender. Add garlic to onions and cook for one minute. Add celery and carrots, saute for 10 minutes.

3. Add broth and Bay leaves and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Add oregano and basil and simmer for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and cabbage. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover and cook until the cabbage is tender. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

5. Serve in soup bowl and add bacon bits as garnish.

6. Enjoy!

23 thoughts on “Hearty Cabbage Soup Recipe”

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  1. This soup is to die for! I made it two nights ago and am making it again! I followed the recipe exactly and couldn’t get enough. Will make it again and again!

  2. We have tomato and onion allergies, what would substitutions be? I will use veg broth as I can’t have chicken either.
    Thank you. I would love to make this in 2 weeks.

  3. I love soup weather and have been looking for some healthy and tasty soup recipes. I just made a double batch of this with a pound of stew meat instead of bacon and a little less stock cause I like my soups thick. It’s absolutely delicious! This recipe will go into my regular rotation. Thank you for sharing it.

  4. This looks a lot like the Borscht recipe that I grew up with, but my recipe includes potatoes, meat & milk or cream added to each bowl. Looks delicious!


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