Cozy Up with a Bowl of Homemade Cabbage Soup

Cozy Up with a Bowl of Homemade Cabbage Soup

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Get ready for a real treat because today, I’m spilling the beans on making a delicious homemade cabbage soup. Trust me, this recipe is not your usual boring old soup. It’s a delicious, hearty meal that’ll warm your soul, especially during those chilly winter months.

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We’re talking about an explosion of flavors worldwide, with scrumptious variations like Ukrainian borscht, Italian minestrone, Chinese lion’s head soup, and Irish bacon and cabbage soup.

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History of the Dish?

Cabbage soup is a humble, heart-warming steamy bowl of concoction that’s been nourishing souls for centuries!

Right, this tasty tidbit of history became the stuff of legends, a savory urban myth passed down through the generations like a cherished family recipe. The 1980s and 1990s saw cabbage soup at its peak popularity, as folks slurped it up by the spoonful, chasing that fad diet dream.

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And would you look at that—the classic Cabochis (Cabbage Soup) recipe, penned in 1450, still captivates our taste buds today! Preserved in the Harleian MS 4016 manuscript, it’s a testament to our enduring love affair with this simple yet satisfying soup.

What Can You Serve With Cabbage Soup?

Cabbage soup calls for some drool-worthy accompaniments! Picture this: You’re diving into your soup with the perfect crusty roll or baguette, soaking up all that flavorful goodness.

Or perhaps you’re jazzing things up with some braised bacon and kale or a tangy tomato twist. Feeling fancy? Char a thick slice of sourdough, give it a garlicky rub, and let your soup take a tasty dip!

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You can also cozy up to your cabbage soup with cornbread, homemade biscuits, or a lighter fruit salad. Need something more substantial? Go for rosemary roasted potatoes, mac, cheese, or green beans.

Whip up a white bean salad or serve with beans and lentils for veggie lovers. No matter your craving, there’s a sidekick for every bowl of cabbage soup – yum!

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  • Olive Oil – the golden liquid for sautéing veggies and adding a silky touch
  • Carrots – diced for that sweet, earthy crunch
  • Onion – diced, bringing the savory foundation to the party
  • Celery Stalk – diced for a little extra texture and flavor
  • Rice or White Wine Vinegar – can use either type depending on preference for a tangy twist to liven up the soup
  • Fire-Roasted Tomatoes – for that smoky, robust charm
  • Vegetable Broth – the flavorful base for a wholesome, veggie-packed soup
  • White Beans – drained & rinsed, adding protein and creaminess
  • Minced Garlic – for that irresistible, pungent aroma
  • Baby Gold Potatoes – skin on, diced, for a tender, buttery bite
  • Cabbage Head – chopped, the star of the show, delivering crunch and nutrients
  • Thyme – a fragrant herb to elevate the soup’s aroma
  • Salt & Pepper – to taste, for that perfect seasoning balance

Preparation Instructions

Here are some preparatory instructions for cabbage soup:

First, place a large pot on your stove over medium heat. Drizzle in some oil and watch it shimmer as it warms up.

add ingredients to pot

Now toss in your veggies! Add the carrots, onion, celery, salt, pepper, and thyme to the pot. Give everything a good stir, and let the veggies cook until they’re soft and fragrant.

add vinegar to ingredients

As the aroma fills your kitchen, add some tang with vinegar. Splash it into the pot and give everything another good stir.

add beans, cabbage and tomatoes

Next, let’s bring on the flavor! Add the tomatoes, broth, beans, garlic, potatoes, and of course, the star of the show: cabbage! Combine everything well, making sure all the ingredients are happily mingling together.

allow soup to cook

Pop the lid onto your pot and let it simmer gently. You’ll know it’s time to serve when the potatoes are cooked, and the cabbage is tender.

serve the cabbage soup

Now the best part: serving and enjoying your delightful creation!

How Could You Switch This Cabbage Soup Recipe Up a Bit?

Ready to take your cabbage soup game to the next level? We’ve got some exciting twists and turns for you to explore!

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For instance, why not go veggie-crazy and toss in some extra carrots, mushrooms, celery, chickpeas, or potatoes? Your taste buds will be doing cartwheels with all those flavors!

And if you’re feeling a little predatory, adding some protein like beef or chicken will make this dish even more scrumptious and hearty. But wait, there’s more! If you’re looking to spice things up (literally!), consider shaking in some cumin, coriander, or paprika for that extra kick.

So break out of your comfort zone, and get ready to unleash your inner chef through this classic cabbage soup into a culinary masterpiece that’ll have everyone begging for seconds!


How long can I store cabbage soup leftovers?

You can store your cabbage soup leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Can I freeze cabbage soup?

Yes, you can freeze cabbage soup for up to 3 months. Make sure to let the soup cool completely before freezing.

How can I remake cabbage soup leftovers?

You can add some protein, like beef or chicken. Another option is adding spices like cumin, coriander, or paprika.

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Yield: 6 servings

Homemade Cabbage Soup

homemade cabbage soup

Get ready for a real treat because today, I'm spilling the beans on making a delicious cabbage soup. Trust me, this recipe is not your usual boring old soup. It's a delicious, hearty meal that'll warm your soul, especially during those chilly winter months.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 2 tbsp rice or white wine vinegar
  • 2 cans fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can white beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 8 baby gold potatoes, skin on, diced
  • 1 head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • Salt & pepper to taste


In a large pot heat oil over medium heat then stir in carrots, onion, celery, salt & pepper, and thyme, and cook until veggies are soft.

Stir in the vinegar, tomatoes, broth, beans, garlic, potatoes, and cabbage until well combined.

Cover and simmer until the potatoes are cooked and the cabbage is tender.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 409Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 768mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 14gSugar: 13gProtein: 15g
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