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Vegetable Soup With Cabbage

Vegetable Soup With Cabbage

Vegetable soup with cabbage is one of my favorite dishes to make because it is healthy, economical, easy and tastes delicious.  It is very easy to double the recipe for leftovers so this is a regular on my meal list so I do not have to cook every night!  

It is a healthy vegetable soup so if you are looking at for healthy meals or are looking to cut calories this soup is perfect for you. I have so many recipes and variations for making soup for this reason. 

This healthy vegetable soup recipe requires very few ingredients and many items you will probably already have in your pantry.

Ingredients you will need for this vegetable soup are:


  • Unsalted chicken stock¬†(or vegetable stock) or 5-6 cups of homemade stock
  • diced tomatoes
  • dried Thyme
  • dried oregano
  • 1¬†pinch of red pepper flakes
  • olive oil


  • 6 large carrots diced
  • 2 ribs of celery diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 6 medium red or yellow potatoes quartered
  • 1/2 head of thinly sliced green cabbage

Ho much does this recipe make:

For this healthy vegetable soup, it makes alot! The recipe will make enough for 2 nights worth of dinner for my family of 4 and a couple lunches after that! I actually try to plan 2-3 meals like this a week so I do not have too much cooking during busy weeknights. Also, soup tastes better after the first day so plan for that.

You can easily half the recipe if this is too much for you. It will not change a thing.

If you are like me and love soup, you should check out my Coconut Curry Ramen soup too! If you just like the idea of easy meals during the week then you might like my weeknight meals round up.

Again, if you don’t need the full amount of soup in this recipe, you can easily half it for a smaller family or group that you are cooking for or if you do not want leftovers.

Why add cabbage to the soup:

If you are not familiar with cabbage in your vegetable soup recipes (or just cabbage as a side cooked up on it’s own) it actually imparts a light sweetness to the dish and retains it’s structure very well so it will not get soggy. I like this fact because I do not like soggy vegetables in my food.

I’m not sure anyone really does. The flavor will not be bitter. Also, most of us don’t eat enough cabbage so this soup is a great way to sneak another vegetable into your diet!

I hope you give this healthy and delicious vegetable soup recipe a try. I know it will become a favorite on your meal rotation like it is here in our house.

Vegetable Soup with Cabbage

A delicious and easy veggie soup that even the pickiest eaters will love
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8


  • 2 boxes of unsalted chicken stock or 5-6 cups of homemade stock
  • 6 large carrots diced
  • 2 ribs of celery diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 6 medium red or yellow potatoes quartered
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 head of thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 1/2 tsp dried Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 bay leaf optional but recommended
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil plus extra for bread if making
  • Crusty bread cut up into slices and shredded parmesan cheese for serving!
  • the rind of fresh parmesan (optional) Never throw out the rind of your Parmesan when it is all used up. Save it in a container in fridge and throw it into soups like this to add delicious background flavor.


  • Add olive oil to a large pot over medium heat. Once pot is heated add onions, garlic, celery, carrots and red pepper flakes and saute for about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent.
  • Now, add your sliced cabbage and saute for about 10 minutes to soften it up.
  • Next, add your chicken stock to the pot along with the diced tomatoes, potatoes and spices and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add your Parmesan rind if using.
  • Let simmer for about 15 minutes. While it is simmering, cut up a baguette into even slices and drizzle olive oil over top. Place under a broiler and broil until it just starts to brown.
  • Then flip the bread over and repeat on the other side. When bread is done remove from the oven and rub a clove of garlic on the tops of the bread.
  • After about 15 minutes or so, check that the potatoes are cooked and if any seasoning needs to be added.
  • Serve Bread with the soup when ready and enjoy!

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