A Deliciously Tasty Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe

If you’re a fan if stuffed cabbage rolls, we have the perfect soup recipe for you. Not only is it quick and easy, but it’s hearty and delicious too. A filling comfort meal for those long, cold nights ahead. This cabbage roll soup recipe is filled with veggies, herbs, and saucy tomato goodness, that’s sure to satisfy the entire family.

The best part is, you get all the flavor of a cabbage roll, with half the work. Though the origins of cabbage rolls is a bit muddled, It’s believed that it originated in the ancient Middle East. Eventually it made its way to Eastern Europe through trade routes, and has been a part of Polish, Jewish, and Russian cuisine for over 2,000 years.

Regardless of where it came from, cabbage rolls are a delicious treat, and this soup variation does not disappoint either. So without further ado, let’s get cooking.

What Ingredients Do You Need?

  • olive oil
  • ground beef
  • onion
  • fresh garlic
  • green cabbage
  • carrots
  • white rice
  • beef stock/broth
  • bay leaf
  • tomato sauce
  • light brown sugar
  • dried dill
  • red pepper flakes
  • fresh parsley

What Equipment Is Needed?

  • Large stockpot or Dutch oven
  • Cutting board
  • Chopping knife
  • Spatula
  • Wooden spoon

How To Make Cabbage Roll Soup

  • Before anything else, gather all the ingredients and equipment that you’ll need.
  • Wash all the vegetables and herbs, and prepare them as directed.
  • Next, grab your soup pot and heat up the oil. Add it the ground beef. Break up and stir with a spatula until the meat is browned. Toss in some salt and pepper along the way.
  • Add in the garlic and onion sand stir until tender. Usually about 3 minutes.
  • Now you’re ready to add the cabbage, carrots, tomato sauce, beef broth, rice, bay leaf, brown sugar, pepper flakes, and dill.
  • Allow the soup to simmer and cook for about 25 minutes, or until the rice is fork tender.
  • Remove the bay leaf and add the parsley.

A Deliciously Tasty Cabbage Soup Roll Recipe


Get ready to fill your bowls with this deliciously nutritious soup that will keep you warm all winter long.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25–30 minutes
  • Serves: 6


  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 medium careful, finely chopped
  • 4 cups of chopped green cabbage
  • 1/2 cup of uncooked white rice
  • 24 ounces of tomato sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon of dried red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil over a medium high heat. Add ground beef, and break up using a spatula. Add salt and pepper to your preference, and cook until browned.
  • 2. Add the onion and garlic. Cook for about 2–3 minutes until the onions are tender.
  • 3. Add in the carrots, cabbage, tomato sauce, beef broth, bay leaf, brown sugar, rice, dill, and pepper flakes. Stir ingredients together.
  • 4. Bring the soup to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes, or until rice is cooked through.
  • 5. Take out the bay leaf and sprinkle the parsley on top. Feel free to add some grated Parmesan for some extra flavor.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 213
  • Carbohydrates: 20 grams
  • Protein: 21 grams
  • Fat: 5 grams
  • Cholesterol: 46 milligrams
  • Sodium: 346 milligrams
  • Potassium: 634 milligrams
  • Sugar: 6.5 grams
  • Vitamin C: 1.6 grams
  • Calcium: 22 milligrams
  • Iron: 2 milligrams

How Long Will Cabbage Roll Soup Last?

When properly stored in the fridge, the soup will stay fresh for up to 5 days. Just be sure to seal it tightly. This is for the sake of both the sop, and the smell of your fridge.

Can I Freeze Cabbage Roll Soup?

Cabbage roll soup freezes beautifully, and can stay in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 6 months. It will still be safe to eat after that, but may lose some of its flavor.

What Can I Serve With Cabbage Roll Soup?

Cabbage roll soup is great because it’s so versatile. It can be served with traditional soup sides, more ethnic pairings in keeping with its origins, or more eclectic dishes. Here are some suggestions for great pairings.

  • Cheesy bread – delightfully moist and crispy at the same time. A great addition to soup
  • Rye bread – traditional bread served in Eastern European cuisine
  • Potato dinner rolls – flavorful and great for dipping
  • Bean salad – a tangy and filling addition to your meal
  • Mashed cauliflower – a delicious and healthy side, with virtually no calories
  • Beet salad – traditional beets are dressed up in a tasty salad and ho fabulous with cabbage soup
  • Potato latkes – a traditional Eastern European food, they’ll round out your meal
  • Cucumber salad – lots got and tasty, and sure to please
  • Sauerkraut – if your adventurous, you can even add it to the soup
  • Braised leeks – Crispy, crunchy, and great tasting
  • Arugula salad – tangy lettuce with hints of citrus, it’s a great starter to your soup
  • German sausages – hearty and rich you can have them in the side, or slice them up in the soup

Can I Make Substitutions And Additions?

You can absolutely add or replace just about any part of the soup to suit your tastes or dietary needs. Some suggestions are:

  • Substituting the ground beef for pork or turkey
  • Using a low sodium beef broth
  • Use brown rice instead of white
  • Add a variety of toppings like hot sauce, cilantro, or cheese
  • Add some more veggies like mushrooms or zucchini

What Are Some Other Great Recipes That Use Cabbage?

If you happen to end up with some leftover cabbage, here are some dishes that will put them to good use.

  • Sauteed Cabbage
  • Cabbage Lentil Soup
  • Beer Braised Cabbage
  • Cabbage and White Bean Soup
  • Classics Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • Egg Roll Bowls
  • Coleslaw
  • Kimchi
  • Chicken Yakisoba

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