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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.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: irish
Servings: 6 servings
Author: London


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mix in the fresh parsley just before serving. Enjoy!



  • 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.


Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1267mg | Potassium: 1137mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 4397IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 4mg