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Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe

Cabbage Roll Soup is perfect for people who love to eat Cabbage Rolls, but don’t have the time (or patience) to make them. Because let’s face. They ain’t easy!

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 and I’m making a yummy Cabbage Roll Soup.

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!

Cabbage Roll Soup

This Cabbage Roll Soup is 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 - Everything I love about a cabbage roll, but 100 times easier to make!How to Make Cabbage Roll Soup

This recipe starts out in the frying pan. Add the onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, ground beef and salt to a large skillet. Brown the ground beef and soften the onions.

Now it’s time to bring out your slow cooker. Mine always is on my counter. Add the cabbage, oregano, basil, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water and ground beef mixture. Stir to combine.

Put the lid on and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Your house is going to smell soooo good.

In the last half hour, cook the rice and add it to the slow cooker. If you add it earlier, it will get mushy.

Cabbage Roll Soup - Everything I love about a cabbage roll, but 100 times easier to make!

What to Serve with Cabbage Roll Soup

Though Cabbage Roll Soup is filling on its own, it’s always nice to have something a little extra to enjoy it with. Try a buttered dinner roll to sop up all that delicious savoury broth. It’s also yummy with a grilled cheese sandwich for a satisfying lunch.

To make it creamy, add a dollop of sour cream to each bowl and swirl it around. Soooo good!

Also, try these comforting cabbage roll recipes and my Cabbage Roll Rice.

Can You Freeze Cabbage Roll Soup

Yes, you can freeze Cabbage Roll Soup. In fact, it’s very freezer-friendly. Stock up your deep freezer so you can enjoy this easy soup recipe all winter long. It makes a great lunch to bring to work with you. So hearty and filling.

Cabbage Roll Soup - Everything I love about a cabbage roll, but 100 times easier to make!

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How to Make Cabbage Roll Soup Low Carb

Easy peasy! If you are wanting to make Cabbage Roll Soup a low carb meal, just omit the rice. It’s not that big of a deal and you’ll still have the same delicious flavors. Rice will not make or break this soup recipe.

Cabbage Roll Soup - Everything I love about a cabbage roll, but 100 times easier to make!

More Soup Recipes

Craving more soup recipes? I got you covered. Check out these yummy soups:

  • Busy Day Soup: An easy soup recipe your family will love! It’s quick to make and takes little effort. Perfect for those busy weeknights.
  • Cream of Carrot Soup: Smooth, creamy and full of flavor. This delicious soup recipe is great any time of year.
  • Cream of Celery Soup: Creamy and flavorful! This easy soup recipe is so much better than the canned stuff.
  • Sausage & Cabbage Soup: This low carb soup is easy to make and tastes delish! It’s comfort food perfect for a cold winter’s day.
  • Hamburger Soup: My version of my grandma’s favorite soup. It’s hearty, filling and flavorful. Enjoy a piping hot bowl on a cold winter’s day.

Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
Everything I love about a cabbage roll, but 100 times easier to make!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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 6 quart 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.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145 Total Fat: 2.1g Saturated Fat: 0.9g Trans Fat: 0.1g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 33.9mg Sodium: 426.3mg Carbohydrates: 17.5g Fiber: 2.9g Sugar: 5.6g Protein: 14.9g

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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