Cabbage Roll Soup


Cabbage Roll Soup

Cabbage Roll Soup
7 Hr 6 Min

You're going to want to pick the coziest spot in the house to enjoy this Cabbage Roll Soup. That's 'cause this beefy and low-fat cabbage soup delivers so much comfort and heartiness, it deserves to be eaten in a comfy-cozy setting.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups roughly chopped cabbage
  • 2 (14-1/2-ounce) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cooked rice

What to Do

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute beef, onion, and garlic 6 to 8 minutes or until browned.
  2. In a 5-quart or larger slow cooker, place remaining ingredients except rice. Add meat mixture and stir until thoroughly combined.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW 7 to 8 hours. During the last 15 minutes, stir in rice.

Tailored to Your Tastes

  • This is a great recipe when the leaves begin to change and the fall season rolls in. We love that it's easy to make and full of hearty flavor that will warm you from the inside out. One of our favorite things about soups, is they're often versatile and easy to change-up to keep them fresh, or tailored to your tastes. 
  • For more cabbage recipes, make our "Unstuffed" Stuffed Cabbage Casserole or Our Favorite Cabbage Stir-Fry!
  • Want more soup? Make our Baked Potato Soup, or our Chicken & Veggie Stew.

What's your favorite kind of soup?

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 179
  • Calories from Fat 30
  • Total Fat 3.3g 5 %
  • Saturated Fat 1.4g 7 %
  • Trans Fat 0.2g 0 %
  • Protein 16g 31 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 35mg 12 %
  • Sodium 248mg 10 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 23g 8 %
  • Dietary Fiber 5.2g 21 %
  • Sugars 11g 0 %

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Can I substitute kidney beans instead of rice

Yes, kidney beans can be substituted for rice in cabbage soup. We would add in beginning of recipe, not 15 minutes before end of cooking like rice. Hope this helps!

This sounds very good, but 1/2 a cup is just a tease.

No one ever got back to me with my ? so I will make it my way.

Hi there! Sorry we missed your question. This recipe can be simmered on a stove top for about 1 hour or until the cabbage is tender. Happy cooking! :D

Hi. I don't have a slow cooker. OK to make on top of the stove? Thanks Merry Christmas!


I made this a few weeks ago and LOVED it! I'm single so it's difficult for me to cook large batches and want to eat it over and over again. This freezes really well too. I didn't add the water, so it was more like stew. Also I used a tiny bit of stevia instead of the brown sugar and used a precooked packet of brown rice with lentils. I don't take insulin or pills and had no sugar spikes with this. Very filling and makes loads. Its my go-to now for when I'd like that comforting 'full' feeling. Thanks!

I don't think I have ever eaten cabbage rolls before. The soup sounds great and easier to make than the cabbage rolls. I think I would leave out the lemon juice and brown sugar. I believe eating one cup for a serving would be ok since that would be your meal. Also leaving out the brown sugar would cut out some of the carbs and sugar.

Made this today, it is very tasty. Will make again

I made this yesterday and will be making it again. I went back for a second bowl at supper. It is easy to make and tastes great. I am not diabetic so I added a little more rice than called for. I also added a diced poblano pepper for a little heat.

In what universe is a serving size for soup 1/2 a cup?

Hi there! The American Diabetes Association recommends smaller portion sizes for foods that are considered starchy (such as rice), which is why we've made the portion size on this recipe a little smaller. You can read more about it here: However, you can adjust the portion size to suit your needs. Thank you!

If you don't want to use regular rice, you can always try using Cauliflower rice. That would help to make the carbs even lower.

Rice for a diabetic? ??

Hi there While this recipe may be on the higher end of the limits for a diabetic diet it does fall within the guidelines as set by the American Diabetes Association All of our recipes meet the standards set by the American Diabetes Association to be considered diabetic-friendly We recognize that not every person has the same dietary needs and this recipe can be enjoyed in moderation especially if healthy choices are made throughout the day We also provide complete Nutritional Information for every recipe after the instructions to help you determine if it fits into your diabetic diet We recommend always speaking with your doctor or nutritionist first to determine what can be included in your meal plan or not For those who can fit this recipe into their meal plan we know they will find it as tasty and satisfying as we did when we created it Thank youRead More for your question

Made for husband because he loves cabbage rolls and gets them rarely. Didn't think I would like but, had 2 helpings as, it was dlicious! Will be making again!!

I love this. I forgot to put the rice in and didn't even realize it until I was giving my sis the recipe. It is good both ways. Love that I can do this in my slow cooker and come home to a nice hot dinner.


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