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Serve up this cabbage roll soup on a cold day.
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Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe

Cabbage Roll Soup transforms the flavors of this classic dish into soup form! This easy recipes comes together when beef, cabbage, and rice are simmered in a seasoned tomato sauce base.

Course Soup
Cuisine irish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 414 kcal


  • 3 Tbsp. oil avocado or olive, divided
  • 1 small sweet onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 lb. ground beef venison or turkey, 90/10 or 93/7
  • 4-5 cups cabbage cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 large carrots peeled and sliced
  • 4 cups beef broth regular sodium
  • 15 oz. crushed tomatoes canned
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce canned
  • ½ cup rice uncooked, white or brown*
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar white or coconut sugar
  • 1 ¾ tsp. salt to taste
  • ½ tsp. black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. oregano dried
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley finely chopped


  1. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and onion to a large Dutch oven over medium heat and saute for 3-4 minutes, or until translucent. Add garlic and continue sauteing for an additional 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  2. Push the onions to the side and add another tablespoon of oil along with the ground meat. Cook for 7-8 minutes, or until cooked through. Crumble the meat with a potato masher.
  3. Add the cabbage, carrots, broth, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, rice, Worcestershire, sugar, salt, pepper, oregano, and paprika. Bring it all to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and let cook for 20-25 minutes, or until rice is tender.
  4. Mix in the fresh parsley just before serving. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  • How to prep ahead of time: The cabbage and onions can be cut 1-2 days before you cook the dish.
  • How to store: Place the leftover soup in an airtight container. Store in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
  • How to freeze: You can freeze leftovers in an airtight container or in individual portions in freezer bags for up to 3 months
  • How to reheat: Allow the cabbage soup to thaw in the fridge. For best results, reheat in a saucepan over medium heat.

Nutrition Facts
Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 414 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 1267mg55%
Potassium 1137mg32%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 4397IU88%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.