This cabbage soup recipe is absolutely delicious. It combines perfectly cooked cabbage with an assortment of fresh veggies, aromatics, and flavorful homemade broth to create a lip-smacking soup you won't be able to get enough of.
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The Best Cabbage Soup
This cabbage soup recipe has been a favorite in my house for years, especially during the winter months. It just has the perfect balance of flavors, and it's so hearty too. I mean, it's filled with tons of fresh cabbage, onions, celery, carrots, and tomatoes, and the broth is seasoned to perfection.
Plus, it's so, so easy to make. Just one pot is all you'll need to make this cabbage soup recipe, and it comes together in a matter of minutes. And the entire cooking process is super passive. You basically just have to add all of the ingredients to a pot and let 'em simmer. Also, since this is a one pot soup recipe, cleanup is a breeze as well.
By the way, since this soup recipe comes together so quickly, you'll have plenty of time to whip up a delicious side to go with it. I love serving this soup alongside this sweet potato cornbread or with a hearty serving of this turmeric rice. You can even add the rice to the soup to make it even more filling!
Ingredients You'll Need
- Olive oil- or any oil you want.
- Garlic cloves
- Chicken broth- vegetable broth, bone broth, or even beef broth works too.
- Dried thyme
- Black pepper and salt
- Carrots and celery
- Stewed tomatoes- canned tomatoes or canned fire-roasted tomatoes
Pretty simple stuff, right?
Oh, also, if you end up with some extra carrots after making this recipe, I highly recommend making these honey glazed carrots with 'em. They go great with just about every main dish you can think of.
How To Make Cabbage Soup
Step 1: Cook Onions And Garlic
First things first, you'll want to grab a large pot - or large dutch oven - and heat the olive oil in it over medium heat.
Then, when the oil is hot, you can add in the onions and garlic and sauté 'em until the onions become translucent and the garlic becomes fragrant. This will take about 3-5 minutes to happen, and you'll want to make sure that you stir the onions and garlic every so often so that they cook evenly.
Step 2: Cook The Soup
Once the onions and garlic have had their time to cook, you can add the cabbage, carrots, celery, thyme, stewed tomatoes, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Then, you'll want to mix everything up and continue to cook those ingredients on medium for about 2-3 more minutes.
Now, after that amount of time has passed, you can add the chicken broth to the pot and allow the soup to continue simmering for about 30 minutes.
Step 3: Serve The Soup
Once the cabbage soup has simmered, you can give the soup a taste and adjust any spices as necessary. At this point though, I think the soup is usually absolutely delicious, so I hardly do anything to it. Serve your soup warm and enjoy it!
How To Store Cabbage Soup
This recipe for cabbage soup will make 4 hearty servings, so it should be plenty for a big family dinner. And, if you're lucky, you might even end up with some leftovers!
Speaking of leftovers, if you do end up with any leftover soup, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for about 4-5 days.
Alternatively, if you want to store your soup for even longer, you can freeze it in an airtight container or a freezer-safe bag. Stored either of those ways, it'll last in the freezer for 2-3 months.
How To Reheat This Soup
Whenever you're ready to enjoy this delicious cabbage soup again, you'll definitely want to reheat it first.
To best reheat it, just transfer your leftover soup to a saucepot and set it over medium heat. Then, all you have to do is warm it up for a few minutes - stirring it frequently as you do.
Alternatively, to warm up your cabbage soup even quicker, you can microwave it in 30-second increments until it's hot. Just make sure you stir the soup between each interval so it can heat up evenly.
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- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- ½ onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. dried thyme
- Black pepper to taste
- 5 cups cabbage, chopped into 1 ½" chunks
- 2 cups carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 stalks of celery, sliced thinly
- 2 cups stewed tomatoes
- In a large pot, add the olive oil over medium heat, then add in the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
- Add cabbage, carrots, celery, thyme, tomatoes, salt, and pepper, and cook for 2-3 minutes more.
- Add in the chicken broth and simmer for 30 minutes.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g