Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe

This week I’m participating in the Food Bloggers Challenge! I was tasked to create a recipe using the feature ingredient of the week. This week it’s cabbage!

It’s been awhile since I’ve used cabbage in our meals. It’s not that I don’t like cabbage because I do enjoy it. I think it’s just that my favourite recipes don’t use it as a main ingredient. I’ve made cabbage rolls in the past and they were the first thing I thought to make this week. The recipe I like is for unrolled cabbage rolls made with ground turkey. My aunt makes the best cabbage rolls and hers are rolled perfectly. When I tried her recipe, they did not turn out as pretty!

This week I decided to make Cabbage Roll soup. It’s everything I love about a cabbage roll, but easier to make. It’s also made in the slow cooker which saves me from slaving over the stove all day. It’s slow cooker weather right now anyways and this soup is perfect to eat on a frosty day.  

Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe

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Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 8
  • 4 cups cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp basil
  • 680 mL can tomato sauce (or about 3 cups)
  • 796 mL can diced tomatoes (or about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup rice, uncooked
  1. Add onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, ground beef and salt to a skillet on medium heat. Cook until the ground beef is browned (about 7 to 10 minutes).
  2. In a slow cooker, add cabbage, oregano, basil, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water and ground beef mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours.
  4. In last half hour of cooking, cook the rice according to package directions. Add the cooked rice to the slow cooker and stir to combine.


Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe

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  1. Laurie B says

    I love cabbage rolls but find they are very messy to eat and can come times be a little blah! I think this is the PERFECT solution to my problem! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Gisele Small says

    I was wondering what the calorie content is in this cabbage roll soup. I have it simmering in the slow cooker at the moment. Thanks

  3. Andrea Williams says

    I agree that cabbage rolls are difficult to make. Love that this soup has all the same flavors without the mess!

  4. laurie nykaza says

    I’m always looking for new ways to cook cabbage and this soup looks so delicious my family would love it for dinner love it with the beef in it to.

  5. Laurie P says

    I love any and all things cabbage! This recipe looks amazing and I like that all the ingredients listed are actually IN MY HOUSE this week!

  6. ANN*H says

    My son likes cabbage alot but I dont usually make cabbage rolls I bake my cabbage and potatoes . Now this I would make since I dont have to roll the cabbage LOL not to good at that. I also make a stuffed pepper soup so similar to this only use peppers instead of the cabbage. We love both of them. Thanks for the recipe

  7. Debbie W says

    This is so easy to make. The taste of cabbage rolls without all the work. I tried it and it’s was total success. Thank you. Now this I call…comfort food!

  8. Wanda says

    I made this for my supper today and I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before. It was wonderful! Less time consuming than making cabbage rolls from scratch but delicious! I think the only thing I would do next time is try to make it a sweet and sour version. I can’t wait….

    Thanks, Stacie.

  9. Cheryl W. says

    Oh my lands. I have found it! I have been looking for this recipe, and now I have found it. Going out to buy the stuff tonight. Soups on! Thank you so much.

  10. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    My husband loves cabbage and this would be a great recipe for him It is so much easier than making cabbage rolls.

  11. cheryl says

    I am bookmarking this recipe, I have searched high and low for one that I would like and this sounds simple and delicious!

  12. Debbie Welchert says

    This soup looks amazing and I have to try it. It has everything I like in it. I could eat soups 7 days a week but my husband couldn’t.

  13. June S. says

    (Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe) This sounds like a wonderful recipe for Cabbage Roll Soup, I am going to give this one a whirl myself in the fall when the weather gets cooler.

  14. Kathy Lane says

    Yummy! I love cabbage rolls and this soup sounds wonderful! I will making it very soon,thanks for sharing the recipe.

  15. Linda B says

    I must try this cabbage roll soup! We love cabbage in our house and I know that this will be terriffic!
    I have cabbage enough in my fridge to make it this weekend. Can’t wait.

  16. Laurie says

    This is a really tasty soup and perfect for those damp days when you want something warm in your tummy at lunchtime (I could eat this at dinnertime and feel quite satisfied).

  17. Kelly says

    This looks very yummy. I have tried to make cabbage rolls before and I failed (badly). A soup seems doable. I love it, thanks !

  18. Michelle says

    I have never tried Cabbage Roll Soup ,looks so amazing . I should though might be easier than spending 5 1/2 hours on cabbage rolls!! ha!

  19. Doris Calvert says

    Stacie, we made this less the hamburger for my sister (vegetarian and she loved it so I tried it and it was so good, we are making it again with the hamburger for us, thanks!

  20. Diana Corlett says

    Love to find new slow cooker recipes! Cabbage rolls are a fave…but I used to eat them with a little ketchup…which I don’t even have in the house anymore. Cabbage is on my list for next trip to the grocery store!

  21. Tony says

    Tried this recipe tonight with a couple small changes. I added a teaspoon of pepper and since I forgot to pick up tomato sauce I used Bloody Mary mix. It turned out fantastic. I have saved this recipe for future use.


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