4.42 from 198 votes

Sausage & Cabbage Soup

My Sausage and Cabbage Soup is hearty, comforting, low carb, and loaded with rich and savory flavors. It is the perfect soup to make on a cold winter day, where you want to warm up from the inside out. Italian sausage, diced tomatoes, cabbage, and a handful of spices come together for one excellent cabbage soup recipe. 

Sausage and cabbage soup in a pot.

This soup reminds me a little of Cabbage Roll Soup minus the rice. I also used sausage instead of beef. You won’t even miss the rice, promise!

This Sausage and Cabbage Soup makes a HUGE pot so you’ll have lots of leftovers unless you are feeding a large group of people. I warmed up a bowl in the microwave the next day, and it still tasted delicious. You might even say the flavors blended even more, so you had more dimensions of flavor in each bite. 

Ingredients to make sausage and cabbage soup.
Steps to make sausage and cabbage soup.
Sausage and Cabbage Soup in a white pot.

Easy Sausage And Cabbage Soup 

The real star of this soup is the cabbage. You start with 7 cups of green cabbage, which looks like a mountain of cabbage but trust me. As you cook your soup, that glorious cabbage gets wilted, and that is where the magic happens. 

Get our FREE

    We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at anytime.

    Paired with the handful of seasonings and spices, it creates such a rich and vibrant soup. The Italian sausage makes it a blue ribbon cabbage soup recipe, hands down. 

    The pairing of sausage and cabbage is something I can’t explain. These two ingredients are meant to go together. When you make my Sausage and Cabbage Soup, you will see what I mean. 

    Sausage and Cabbage Soup in a white bowl.

    Here are more of my favorite sausage soup recipes 

    How Do You Make Cabbage and Sausage Soup

    This soup couldn’t get much simpler to make! 

    Start by grabbing a large pot and adding in all your chopped vegetables, stock (tomatoes + water), and seasonings. 

    Bring all the ingredients to a boil and then cover and reduce the heat to medium-low. 

    Let the soup simmer for 30 minutes to one hour to blend the flavors together. Once ready to serve just remove the bay leaf and then dish it up. 

    Tips for Making Cabbage and Sausage Soup 

    Sugar | By adding in a little sugar to your soup, it will help remove the tinny taste from the canned tomatoes. If you are trying to avoid sugar, then feel free to skip. I find sugar helps give the soup a fresher taste. 

    Italian Sausage | I find buying sausage that is in casings offers a bit more quality taste. I remove all the casings and cook up my sausage. Make sure to drain off any of the excess grease. 

    Cabbage | You will find buying a head of cabbage is very affordable, and it takes just a few minutes to chop up. If you are in a pinch of time or can’t find a head, you can buy pre-cut cabbage that you can toss in your soup. 

    Also, some great toppers for this Sausage and Cabbage Soup recipe are adding a dollop of sour cream or even cheddar cheese. It adds a whole new element of flavor. 

    You might also enjoy this Hodge Podge Soup, Creamy Cabbage SoupSweet and Sour Cabbage or Cabbage Roll Casserole.

    How Long Can You Keep Sausage and Cabbage Soup in the Refrigerator

    Make sure that you store your cabbage soup properly in the fridge, and by doing that it can last up to 3-4 days. After that, you will want to toss out any leftovers. 

    Sausage and cabbage soup in a bowl with a spoon.

    Can you Freeze Cabbage and Sausage Soup

    Yes, you can freeze your leftover soup! Since this recipe makes a ton, I do recommend tossing some in the freezer for meals down the line.

    Once your soup is cooked, allow it to cool down a bit, and then pour into containers. Store in an air-tight container for up to three months. Or feel free to store your soup in a freezer bag, just make sure to try to get all the air out you can. 

    I will freeze individual servings of this soup so that I can pull out a container here and there for a quick lunch. It is great this way, and so easy. 

    To reheat just allow to thaw overnight in your fridge, and then warm it up on the stovetop or in the microwave. 

    As you can see this recipe is quick to get going on the stove, and then you just wait and allow the soup to blend and break down. Spoon up and enjoy a comforting bowl of sausage and cabbage soup. We make this all the time; it is such a nice change from the classic potato or chili recipe we get in a rut making. 

    Try this Italian Sausage and Vegetable Stew, Beef and Barley Soup, Hamburger Soup, New England Clam Chowder and Italian Sausage Soup with Rice and Spinach.

    Have you tried Sausage and Cabbage Soup before? 

    4.42 from 198 votes

    Sausage & Cabbage Soup

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 10
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Total Time 40 minutes
    The best low carb soup! Crumbled Italian sausage and savory cabbage combine for the best one-pot recipe with just one step.


    • 1 lb mild Italian sausage casings removed, cooked and drained
    • 1 yellow onion chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic minced
    • 7 cups cabbage chopped
    • 3 cans diced tomatoes + 1 can water 28oz cans
    • 2 tsp dried basil
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • ¼ tsp rosemary
    • 1 bay leaf
    • ½ tsp salt
    • ¼ tsp pepper
    • 2 tsp brown sugar


    • In large pot, stir together all ingredients. Bring to a boil.
    • Cover and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
    • Remove bay leaf before serving.



    Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.3g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 9.5mg | Sodium: 1017.7mg | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 10.9g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Soups
    Cuisine American
    Keyword low carb soup, sausage cabbage soup

    Did you make this recipe?

    I’d love to see it! Make sure to share it on your favorite social platform.

    Want Even More Recipes?

    Join Moms Best Recipes to find more delicious family recipes.

    The Best of Simply Stacie ebook cover.

    free ebook!

    The Best of Simply Stacie

    When you subscribe to the newsletter for the latest updates!

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Recipe Rating


    1. 4 stars
      Hi there,

      Can I substitute ground breakfast sausage instead of Italian sausage ?

      Thanks in advance!

    2. How many quarts does this recipe make please?

    3. I made this for a reduced amount of servings (6). The way the tomatoes and water are measured by the can, instead of ounces by weight, made the app calculator fail. Stacie please change the way the tomatoes are listed to prevent others having this happen. I also want to suggest the instructions be expanded.

    4. Total of 28 oz or 3 28 oz diced tomatoes?

    5. Ann Fischer says:

      Loved this! Low cal and delicious. What else can you ask of a soup?

    Similar Posts