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Cabbage and Kielbasa Soup

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Cabbage has been on sale this week ( $.15 lb ). I decided to look up recipes using cabbage. It also is one of my favorite vegetables. It is high in vitamins K and C. There are several different ways of cooking cabbage. I found this recipe a while ago for cabbage and kielbasa soup. I changed it a bit.  The recipe says you can cook it for only an hour. I cooked it for several hours and the flavor was wonderful. You could easily adapt this to the slow cooker.


Servings 8
Calories 319 kcal


  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup of brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb kielbasa
  • 1 onion halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 head green cabbage cored and finely shredded
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 sea salt
  • 1 pepper


  1. Add chicken broth to the large dutch oven. Mine was frozen.
  2. Slice an onion in half and cut into thin slices
  3. Cut kielbasa in half lengthwise and thinly slice.
  4. Brown kielbasa and onion in a frying pan.
  5. Add cooked rice to broth.
  6. Add kielbasa and onion to broth.
  7. Thinly slice half cabbage head.
  8. Add cabbage to the broth.
  9. Add sea salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  10. Simmer on low for at least one hour.

Recipe Notes

I used frozen homemade chicken stock and pre-cooked frozen whole grain rice in this recipe. I also substituted turkey sausage for the kielbasa. 50 % less fat. I simmered my soup for several hours.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (8 cups)
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 1369mg60%
Potassium 507mg14%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 56IU1%
Vitamin C 39mg47%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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