Cabbage Soup

08.08.2018

This Cabbage Soup recipe is one of the few recipes that you can sit down and eat as much as you want as often as you want and you can feel great about it! It’s low in calories, it’s packed with veggies and it makes the perfect lunch any day of the year.

Cabbage Soup

Easy Cabbage Soup Recipe

I love this recipe for a few reasons. It’s flavorful, it has minimal calories, it’s so easy to make, it’s packed with nutritious ingredients and it makes great leftovers that reheat well. It’s also a great recipe for sicks days, or recovering from being sick days.

It only requires just a bit of chopping and sautéing then you just let everything simmer together until it’s tender. Really, it’s as easy as that!

Cabbage Soup

What Ingredients go into Cabbage Soup?

  • Olive oil
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Yellow onion
  • Garlic
  • Green Beans
  • Canned petite diced tomatoes
  • Low-sodium chicken broth
  • Italian seasoning
  • Parsley

Cabbage Soup Ingredients

How to Make Cabbage Soup

First you’ll start out by heating the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

Showing how to make cabbage soup. Sauteeing carrots, onions and celery in a large white pot.

Add the onions, carrots and celery then saute 6 minutes. Add in the garlic and saute 1 minute longer.

Adding cabbage, tomatoes, green beans, chicken broth and seasoning to soup mixture.

Stir in cabbage, bell pepper, tomatoes, green beans, broth, Italian seasoning and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cabbage soup cooking in a large pot.

Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until veggies are tender, about 15 minutes.

Stir in parsley and serve warm.

You can also add a tablespoon or two of lemon juice for added flavor if desired.

Cabbage Soup shown after finished cooking in large white pot.

Will this Recipe Work for the Cabbage Soup Diet?

I’m no doctor or dietician so I’m not one to promote a diet or diet recipe. But if you are looking for “the cabbage soup diet recipe” then this one will fit the bill.

Overhead image of cabbage soup in a large white pot with a white ladle, showing an abundance of fresh vegetables.

What to Serve with this Soup?

I like to serve this with fresh whole wheat bread, covered with a layer of creamy butter of course. Garlic bread or cheese toast is another good option. Or just go with crackers, can’t go wrong with those.

For an added protein and to make this soup more filling you can add in cannellini beans or kidney beans.

Single serving of easy homemade cabbage soup in a white bowl set over a white speckled plate with crackers to the side.

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Cabbage Soup

5 from 19 votes

This Cabbage Soup is easy to make and so delicious! It's also low in calories, packed with veggies and it makes great leftovers.

Servings: 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion (1 medium)
  • 1 1/2 cups diced carrots (about 3)
  • 1 cups diced celery (about 3)
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 6 oz. fresh green beans (or frozen), end trimmed, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small (20oz) cabbage, chopped (4 packed cups)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

  2. Add onion, carrot and celery, then saute 6 minutes. Add in garlic and saute 1 minute longer.

  3. Stir in green beans, bell pepper, cabbage, tomatoes, chicken broth, Italian seasoning and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until all of the veggies are tender, about 15 minutes.

  5. Thin soup with a little more broth or water if desired. Mix in parsley and serve warm.

  6. Recipe source: inspired by Epicurious

Nutrition Facts
Cabbage Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 219mg 9%
Potassium 910mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 12g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 139.2%
Vitamin C 110%
Calcium 12.4%
Iron 15.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cabbage Soup
Calories: 145 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

40 comments

  • Debbie: Absolutely loved this recipe!! I added more chilli, mushrooms, spring onions & leeks!!! Totally delicious!!!! June 8, 2019 at 2:23pm Reply

  • Abby: Great soup June 6, 2019 at 3:44pm Reply

  • Heather: So easy! So good, too 😊 June 3, 2019 at 1:27pm Reply

  • Esther: It’s easy and palatable.I am in love May 28, 2019 at 7:28am Reply

  • Maria: I veganized this with veggie broth & skipped the olive oil. It was delicious!
    Thank you! May 10, 2019 at 10:38am Reply

  • Tonia: Lovely soup. Now it won’t be hard to stick to healthy eating April 29, 2019 at 11:39pm Reply

    • Joan: I crave this soup and eat it regularly as often as possible! June 7, 2019 at 11:41pm Reply

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