Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe (video)

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Cabbage Roll Soup is the perfect way to enjoy cabbage rolls without all of the work!  Cabbage, beef, pork and rice are simmered in a flavorful tomato broth for the ultimate bowl of comfort food.

Cabbage Roll Soup is my favorite way to enjoy cabbage rolls! Loads of cabbage, meat and rice in a flavorful tomato broth make the perfect comfort food!

Cabbage Roll Soup

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I love cabbage rolls and there are so many great ways to make them quickly including easy Homemade Cabbage Rolls or if you’re short on time, a Cabbage Roll Casserole Recipe (which can also be made in the slow cooker)! This soup recipe was adapted from my favorite cabbage roll recipe to create a quick and easy meal without all of the work!

My grandmother always made cabbage rolls with a mixture of pork ground pork and ground beef, however if you just have one or the other that will still work perfectly in this recipe.  (I’ve also substituted ground turkey before with delicious results too).

Just brown your meat, throw everything in the pot and let it simmer!  The result is a rich and hearty soup loaded with cabbage, meat & rice; perfect for a winter or fall evening!  This soup comes out very thick, almost stew-like, if you prefer a more soupy consistency, you can add more broth.

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We serve this up with a side of warm bread and a tossed salad for a quick weeknight meal!  Like most soups and stews, the leftovers (should you be lucky enough to have any!) are amazing!

Speaking of leftovers, this soup freezes perfectly.  We place them into freezer bags in individual portions and place them on a cookie sheet to freeze.  Once frozen we stack them in the freezer making an easy individual lunch!

Cabbage Roll Soup

Cabbage Roll Soup is the perfect way to enjoy cabbage rolls without all of the work!  Cabbage, beef, pork and rice are simmered in a flavorful tomato broth for the ultimate bowl of comfort food.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion , diced
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 lb lean ground pork
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 medium head cabbage , chopped (core removed)
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cups V8 or other vegetable juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper , to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, brown onion, garlic, pork and beef. Drain any fat.
  2. Stir in chopped cabbage and let cook until slightly softened (about 3 minutes).
  3. Add all remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and reduced heat to medium low. Cover and simmer on low until rice is fully cooked (about 25-30 minutes)
  4. Remove bay leaf and serve.

Notes:

If you prefer a thinner soup, add more beef broth to reach desired consistency once rice is cooked.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size:

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 288 Calories

(Nutriton information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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402 comments on “Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe (video)”

  1. Do you use dried thyme or fresh? Thanks!

  2. Is this the same as cabbage patch stew? Its looks very similar to a recipe my mother made when were young. Thanks for sharing on Google +. :)

    • I’ve never had Cabbage Patch Stew but I did look up a few recipes for it. It does seem similar except the Cabbage Patch Stew appears to have beans in it.

  3. how many servings does this make?

  4. How many does this serve, please?

  5. I use ground turkey and whole allspice. :)

  6. Can this be made meatless or is there another protein that could be added in place of the pork and beef?

  7. This looks great. I think I will make it for our soup exchange. I’m wondering how well it freezes?

  8. How can I turn this into a sweet and sout cabbage soup!

  9. Sorry, I meant sweet and sour cabbage soup!

    • Anna,

      Not sure if you would be interested, but I found a recipe for hot and sour cabbage soup. My hubby loved it!.

      1 small onion, minced (3 oz)
      8 ounces cabbage, about the size of a grapefruit
      15 ounces diced tomatoes (petite dice)
      5 -6 cups fat free chicken broth or 5 -6 cups vegetable broth
      1 (15 ounce) can straw mushrooms, undrained (you can substitute white mushrooms)
      1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
      1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar (see note on substituting)
      1 teaspoon hot red chili pepper flakes
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      black pepper, to taste (a lot!)
      Directions:

      1
      NOTE: One cup of seasoned rice vinegar is the same as 3/4 cup white rice vinegar plus 1/4 cup sugar plus 2 teaspoons salt. I used this substitution and it was great.
      2
      Spray a large soup pot with some cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Add onion, and saute until soft.
      3
      Meanwhile, quarter your cabbage, remove the core, and shred the cabbage with a large chef’s knife. Add tomatoes, cabbage, undrained mushrooms, and broth to the pot and stir well.
      4
      Add the soy sauce, vinegar, chili flakes and salt. Bring to a boil, cover, then turn heat down to medium low. Simmer for 20 minutes or until cabbage is the desired tenderness.
      5
      Grind a lot of fresh black pepper over the top and serve.

  10. Sounds really good. I’m looking forward to the slow cooker version. Thanks very much.

    • Just fry up the meat and throw everything in the slow cooker. Add more liquid if required after its done. 4 hours on high or all day on low, you must know the temp of your slowcooker.

  11. This looks so yummy! Watching my calories. Any idea how many calories per serving as printed? I would probably substitute ground turkey.

  12. Found you on the Motivation Monday Link Party. Can’t wait to try this! Pinned and ready to go!

  13. I saw this on Mix It Up Monday and wanted to stop by to say it looks great. Such a comforting bowl of soup!

  14. We will just love your Cabbage Roll Soup. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Hope to see you again real soon,
    Miz Helen

  15. I saw this posted on Facebook a couple of days ago, and knew it was a must-try. Well, we just finished dinner… and ohhhhh, my goodness, this is GOOD! Not just sorta good, but *really, really* yummy!! It got rave comments from my hubby, daughter, and her boyfriend too – all 4 of us *loved* it. (The teenagers even held off going to their friend’s house to hang out as planned, so they could stay home to have some!)

    I used 1.5# ground beef and 1.5# ground pork (3# total instead of 2#, and I think the half-pork and half-beef mixture also contributed to the flavor!), so I adjusted the rest of the ingredients accordingly, making 1 1/2x the recipe. All 4 of us each had a bowl, and there is still more than half left (enough for dinner tomorrow night as well.) I would say that the recipe as listed would easily be plenty for 6. It’s easy-peasy; the house smells *soo wonderful while it’s cooking; everyone *loves it; and, it is *super filling!!

    This recipe is a keeper – I will definitely, definitely be making it over & over! Thank you *so much for sharing it!

  16. I will try this one. It looks so good

  17. I would like to hear from someone who actually made it.

  18. We enjoyed this recipe except we felt the thyme was over-powering. I would decrease the amount or omit it totally. We enjoyed it with Franks Red Hot!

  19. Sounds great, will have to try this week.

  20. I made this tonight and it was amazing, the whole family loved it. I even completely forgot to add the flour until reading reviews just now!

  21. This was a great recipe. My mother like to serve her cabbage with mashed potatoes. I noticed that on the second day there was not very much broth. So I served the soup/stew over mashed potatoes and was very tasty. It was a good way to stretch the meal, as well.

  22. Apparently this has skipped a few words. Such as cabbage rolls and it was very tasty.

  23. i made this today, and it is delicious, will make this again. I did add extra beef broth near the end as you suggested, as there wasn’t much broth. Thank you for this recipe!

  24. I have used my left over sour cabbage rolls to make this soup (delicious).

  25. Holly, I have been making a version of this for years and it is delicious.. I have never used flour though as I feel the starch in the rice thickens it just right.. I got my version of this recipe from my German woman’s group a few years ago when we served it up at our October Fest Dinner.. the name they gave it was “Glumpky or Glumpki” I will have to try your version for dinner this weekend as I think the addition of the pork sounds wonderful.. I am a huge fan of Cabbage rolls too and cannot get enough of them.!! Thank you so much for sharing. ~Suzy-in-Colorado~

  26. This is the same recipe (with small exceptions) that my niece made and shared the recipe with me. It it really, really good. Super good – one of those soups you crave! I’m going to make it again this week. The difference in my niece’s recipe is that she cooks rice separately (a big pot of it) and then ladles the soup over the rice just before serving. There is no flour in her recipe – no real need for it. We made it “soupy” by adding beef broth where necessary. Extremely good. I had lost the recipe and was trying to find it when I came across your recipe and it’s soooo similar I’m keeping this one. By the way – Golumki is a Polish for Cabbage Rolls!

  27. I can’t wait to try this. I had a recipe for a casserole that had the same ingredients/flavor profiles as stuffed cabbage but it was layered and not rolled up. It tasted exactly like stuffed cabbage without all the work. Unfortunately I lost the recipe.

  28. This looks good, but I would have to add a can of kraut to this. Pinned it. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Can this be made in the crockpot and if so how?

    • I haven’t yet made this recipe in the crock pot… but I am definitely going to try it!

    • yes I did make mine in the crock pot , after I cooked the meat with onions,and drained the grease from pan ,,,,and did cook cabbage as noted than all went into crock pot ,,and glad to find out it can be frozen also as it makes a lot Rose

  30. I have made this a number of times and it freezes very well

  31. I’ve used a recipe called ‘unstuffed cabbage’. This sure sounds like it…..sounds delish!!! Will try this! People just love it!!!! :D

  32. Absolutely delicious! Thick and hearty. I browned the meat and threw it and everything else in my crock pot. Turned out perfectly. This recipe is a keeper!

  33. I used V8 juice before in a chili recipe and it seemed to add a sweetness I didn’t like.

  34. is there a place to save recipes we want to keep?

  35. Made this last night. It was easy and delicious. Thanks for a great recipe.

  36. This recipe is fantastic. However (lol) …
    I personally would have benefited from a slightly more accurate measurement for the cabage.
    I think my concept of what constitutes a medium cabbage is MUCH bigger than yours. There was way too much cabbage in it.
    About how many cups of chopped cabbage do you use? ie 4-6, 8, 10-12?
    I loved the taste. So I’m going to try again. Maybe this time I’ll nail it. ☺

    • Thank you for your feedback Lesley! I think mine was closer to 8 cups, I am going to measure it by cups and add it into the post next time I make it!

      • I hate to burden you with another question, but…
        Head of cabbage, cups of cabbage… would it be simpler to just weigh the cabbage? Who wants the mess of measuring chopped cabbage!
        Just trying to keep this simpler for everyone. Thanks for the recipe. You may file this under your ‘you can’t please everyone’ file. Or the bulging ‘you can’t explain things enough for everyone’ file!

        • It would certainly be easy to weigh it but not everyone has a scale available. A medium head of cabbage weighs approximately 2 lbs. If your cabbage is a little bit smaller or larger, it will still work perfectly in this recipe. Enjoy! :)

  37. Found this recipe via Pinterest. We absolutely loved it! I was worried the cabbage might be gross as leftovers but it was still delicious the next day. My five year old said this was, “The best soup ever!” We are planning to make it again tonight for guests. I completely omitted the pork and just used 1# beef. It was plenty thick and meaty for us! Thanks for a great recipe!

  38. WOW WOW!! We absolutely LOVED this soup. We loved it so much that we ate it as leftovers for 2 days and then made it AGAIN for company. I omitted the 1/2 lb of pork completely and just used the beef. It was plenty thick and meaty for us. This will be made again and again at our house! Thanks for a great recipe.

  39. I made this recipe tonight. Absolutely delicious and nutritious!!!!
    Will definitely make it for gatherings and soup suppers at church.

  40. I’m always looking for something to do with left over cabbage. This recipe sounds delicious!

  41. My kids love cabbage! I’m going to try this some time soon, yum!

  42. This was sorta good but I’d eliminate the paprika and cook it about 20 minutes before adding the rice and THEN cooking 30 mins. I don’t like the cabbage so hard.

  43. I just have to laugh at a comment I just read but seems that person was not reading the comments: #Sue, someone thats actually made this? Good grief read the comments from people telling how good it was! How would they know how good it is unless they made it and consumed it along with their families?

  44. The recipe looks good and then I read thru the comments. So many positive things and ideas for small tweeks, I think I will be visiting your blog often. Very glad some one shared this to FaceBook.

  45. Hi Holly! I’m Holly! I stumbled onto your blog from Pinterest and found your recipes looking delicious! I need to make this soon! I love stuffed cabbage rolls, they are a mess to make, but oh so good. This looks so easy. Thanks! I will be visiting often.

  46. This really does look divine, but I am wondering if I used brown rice instead, would I refer to the cooking time for brown rice or leave it the same. It seems like brown rice takes much longer to absorb liquids. Thanks!

  47. I have made this at least once a month since I found the recipe, and have shared the link a few times.. I am gluten sensitive so have not used flour, or a substitute. It freezes wonderfully!!! Thank you for a delicious recipe!

  48. Excited to make this today!

  49. Thank you so much for this recipie!! I’ve been trying to find something to make with cabbage and my husband was very turned off about the idea of cabbage soup so naturally I made it And lo and behold he LOVED it!! I even used turkey burger and it was so good! Definitely a keeper recipie in our household!!

  50. I don’t know where I ran across this today but I’m glad I did and it got me salivating. One of my favourites is cabbage rolls but I don’t make it but twice a year, if that. Usually when there are just a few left over pieces at the end of the holiday I chop everything up, add some water and boullion and sometimes more tomatoes and heat it all together. I love this even more than the cabbage rolls (OK, so that’s a whole hearted MAYBE). I’m a soup addict. When I saw this I dropped down on my knees and sent a thank you your way. I don’t have to make cabbage rolls to have my soup. Why didn’t I think of this? So, thank you for having this idea and better yet, for sharing it with the world. Now I’m off to the store to buy ingredients I don’t have.

  51. Very Tasty soup. I made it a bit different though….Fried up red onion with red and green peppers…then sauteed meatloaf mix (Beef, Pork, and Veal) Added to 4 cups of Beef Broth with 2 cans of Diced Tomatoes, 1 cup of Instant Rice, Diced cabbage sliced very thin, and tomato paste.
    Very Hearty and thick, I did add extra broth to make it less so…
    Great on a cold fall night. :) Thanks!

  52. It turned out amazing! Will keep this recipe handy.
    I did make some changes to match what I had on hand. I used a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes instead of the diced, then went ahead and added a small can of diced later, just for the heck of it. I also used vegetable stock instead of the v8, ended up using the whole quart. I also added allspice to taste. I always used it in my cabbage rolls, my particular taste buds said this recipe was screaming for it.
    Love the taste, and there will be tons to freeze for additional meals. YUMMY!

  53. I need to find a soup it is a cabbage soup but the directions said dont change a thing said was for diet soup I am going to try your cabbage roll soup tomorrow thank you

  54. Hi Holly! I love cabbage and this recipe is perfect for the cooler weather! Much easier than cabbage rolls! My husband made a hamburger soup last night with lots of vegetables, including cabbage and it was so good!

  55. How many calories per serving?

  56. This was great!!! I used about 1/4 to 1/2 of the cabbage and added sliced carrots and string beans to up the veggie content. Only used ground beef and chopped it fine. This made a big pot of soup and there is enough for tomorrow. Thanks for posting this. Will definitely make this again.

  57. Do you have any idea how many calories are in this soup per serving? Thanks!

  58. Please send calories per serving amount of serving & nutritious values thanks and can’t wait to fix

  59. serves how many? calorie count?

    • This serves 8-10. I am unable to provide a calorie count but if you google nutrition calculators, you will find some options to figure out the calories based on your ingredients.

  60. Made this tonight, we all LOVED it!
    Such a yummy and un-fussy way to enjoy the flavours of cabbage rolls.
    Thanks
    :)

  61. Why are people talking about flour, am I missing something? I don’t see it listed in ingredients.

  62. I love cabbage soup but I don’t think this is the type of recipe I was looking for.

  63. The recipe for cabbage rolls looks delicious, I will make it tomorrow and let you know how.I make out…

  64. This is my absolute favorite way to eat cabbage. I love everything about it only thing I do different is double the broth. Which the fact that this is all I changed speaks volumes to the delisiness of this dish!! Thanks for sharing!!

  65. Number of servings would be nice in recipe

  66. What is the calories and nutrition content in a serviing? Can you estimate the calories at least? Thanks! It was good. I enjoyed it.

  67. Sure wish you would include nutrition info.

  68. This cabbage roll soup looks delicious! Thanks for posting it, and if you have a mailing list I would love to be added! Thanks!

  69. I make a cabbage roll soup similar to this but I always find that if I cook the rice with the soup it becomes mush. By the time the cabbage cooks the rice is overdone and I hate mushy rice. So I always cook the rice separate and add at the end.

    • That’s a good idea. You could also just add the rice later in the cooking process. I do find that some of the starches from the rice help thicken the broth.

  70. I followed the video instructions, but when I snapped my fingers, the meat still looked raw. :D

  71. I would love to have your cabbage roll recipe. It looks so good.

  72. Sounds like this will be delicious

  73. Would this work on the Trim Healthy Mama lists? If not how could we change it to make i work. It sounds wonderful.

  74. I would like more recipes

  75. What are the calories per serving of this soup? Thank you! Linda Schmitt

  76. Love the Stuffed Cabbage shortcut idea. YUM!

  77. Fabulous tecipes! Easy and tasty!

  78. Could sauerkraut be incorporated to this?

    • I haven’t tried it but I’m sure it would be great. You might like to use low sodium tomatoes/broth as the sauerkraut would add a lot of salt to the recipe.

  79. Do you think barley would sub for the rice okay?
    And can it be ground turkey instead of beef and pork?

    • I’ve used turkey in this recipe several times, it’s delicious! (I sometimes up the Worcestershire sauce with turkey for a little flavor boost). I haven’t tried barley but I think it would be great in this recipe. You may need to adjust the cooking time slightly.

  80. Where can I find that Black Pot that was used for the cabbage soup?

  81. I have a head of red cabbage from the garden, can I use red instead of green for this?

  82. MS. Holly,

    I read in the earlier comments people were omitting flour. Was there a previous version you added flour and the one listed has it omitted?

  83. Do you have any nutritiona info for this recipe like how many calories per serving?

  84. Would mild Italian sausage work as a substitute for ground pork?

  85. I did make this soup in the slow cooker , it makes a lot , so wonder if I can freeze this soup cabbage roll soup next time will only do a half a recipie ,makes a lot

  86. what can I use instead of the V8? Thanks, Sue

  87. Sorry you can not cook this for pennies. .unless you have a well stocked larder. ..from scratch this is not cheap end of?

  88. Flour? What flour? People kept mentioning flour in the recipe. Looked at it 3 more times, I never saw flour mentioned anywhere. Anyway, I didn’t use any flour, don’t know why you would do that in a soup, a stew maybe……

  89. Oh, I just asked a question about the flour, then saw the comment about Holly revising the recipe. With the rice, it shouldn’t be necessary. I saw someone commented about the bay leaf. I’ve never understood the bay leaf either. Must add some kind of flavor.

  90. Nutritional Information? I low a low carb option. Could I substitute cauliflower for the rice, or something else?

  91. YUM! I have to ask a totally random question, where did that stock pot come from? I need it in my life.

  92. This recipe looks amazing and I will be making this very soon.

  93. Do you have a calorie count per serving?

  94. I would love to print this recipe but it doesn’t let you!! Any suggestions??

  95. Where can I buy the black ceramic pot featured on the cabbage roll soup?

  96. This recipe is not as good as it looks maybe if I cook it again I would leave the time out it was over power the dish.

  97. Love cabbage I will try this

  98. Love the recipe! What brand is that beautiful dutch oven?? LOVE the lid…so pretty!!

  99. Could you use purple cabbage? Would it change the taste? Your thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.

  100. Looks yummy love to get more recipes via email. I cannot print from my tablet.

  101. Made this today and it’s awesome!!!!!

  102. This looks amaxing and I can’t wait to make it. But I have to know, who makes that beautiful dutch oven???

  103. Love the cabbage roll soup

  104. Looks absolutely delicious must give this a try

  105. I am on weight watchers, do u know the points for this recipe looks so good

    • I have updated the post with nutritional information under the recipe. Hope that helps.

      • BLESS YOU! After all the people asking you…. The recipe sounds wonderful; have to try it. But I have been so entertained reading all the comments. This is my do nothing Saturday morning…the only morning l get to just piddle. Aren’t we all funny!

        • LOL! It’s so easy to get lost in comments and always so interesting to see how other people love or edit recipes! I hope you enjoy this Charlotte!

  106. These ate greAt recipe love cabbage anyway you fix it

  107. I wonder if you could freeze this soup.

  108. I don’t like rice at all I’m wondering if u could use potatoes or frozen noodles?

  109. We loved the cabbage roll soup. Easy to make and delicious. I put it all together except for the rice and cabbage and let it simmer for a few hours. About an hour before dinner time I added the rice and cabbage and left it on low, covered. It was perfect.

  110. I want to receive all of your recipes Thank you

  111. This was a winner! New staple.
    Thank you for sharing :-) :-)

  112. Will you please put a pin on your recipes so we can pin then to our Pinterest boards?
    I would love to save a few of them.

  113. I love the receipe for the cabbage soup. I plan
    To make it this weekend (9-24-16). My grandma
    use to make a sweet & sour cabbage soup with
    sour salt brown sugar…outstanding! Does anyone out there know how to adjust this great
    looking soup to do sweet & sour version ?
    Reply please

  114. I just had some and it’s super good. Going to make it again for sure.

  115. I love this soup,I am making it again in the next few days. I shared it with my friends they made it now they are hooked. Thank You for the fantastic recipes.

  116. I made this soup today was hesitated but very glad I did was a huge hit with my family only thing I did different is I made it in my crockpot to simmer through out the day ….I have added to follow you on Facebook looking forward to your other recipes

  117. I would like to try them all, they all sound delicious.

  118. Can’t wait to try this! It sounds great!!

  119. Can the cabbage roll soup be frozen?

  120. I tried this recipe, we loved it. I think it was missing one ingredient and it was a few good dashes of hot sauce. We are going to try it with ham or Kabasa sausage

  121. It’s cooking!

  122. A friend posted this and it looks delicious! Definately going to try it. Also glad to read the comments about the Gluten Free alternatives for flour. Husband just diagnosed with Celiac and we are learning.

    Thanks!

  123. Hi

    Would it be possible to let me know approx how many cups of cabbage to use in the Cabbage Roll Soup recipe.

    I usually use about 8 cups in the Easy Cabbage Rolls when I make that and a whole medium cabbage in the soup seems an awful lot..

    Thanks

    Ken

  124. The Cabbage Roll Soup looks so good. I’m going to give it a try this weekend.

  125. Cabbage roll soup cooking away…smells yummy in here..can’t wait to taste….

  126. If your tomatoes are tart or acidic you can soften this by adding some brown sugar. I got this hint from my Betty Crocker 1963 cookbook my mother gave me. Yummy!

  127. This is very similar to a recipe my Mom used to make. She added sliced smoked sausage to hers along with the beef/pork mixture. Yum!

  128. I’m looking forward to eating this tonight substituting with ingredients I’ve got on hand. (Ground venison, brown rice, and bloody mary mix… saves a trip to the store). I’m glad I stumbled upon this recipe via Facebook because I love cabbage rolls and have limited time. Thanks for the dinner inspiration!

  129. I just love cabbage any way it is cooked do you have any more recipes for cabbage

  130. Sounds a lot like my stuffed cabbage soup, but with burger instead of the stew meat mine calls for. Also uses a 16 oz package of cole slaw mix, which cuts down on prep time and some of the mess. I’m trying this one right now.

  131. Sounds yummy. I use Pacific Red pepper tomato soup instead of V8

  132. Que lastima que solo está en ingles, no hay la opción de colocarlo en español, muy bueno su blog, felicitaciones.

  133. I made cabbage soup it was delicious

  134. Your recipes are the best . I will have to do with what I have in the pantry. You give me lots of good ideas. THANKYOU

  135. hi! what I can I use instead of Worcesters sauce? thanks!

  136. Do u do a monthly newsletter with recipes? I would love to get them if you do.

    Thank you,
    Cathe Cook

  137. It would help to be able to print the receipies.

  138. Can your cabbage roll soup be made in the slow cooker? I expect it can, but have you tried it.

  139. i LOVE YOUR RECIPES BUT DON’T HAVE A pRINTER. however, can I get on your email list for recipes?

  140. We have had the soup it is pretty good, but It reminds us of when our Cabbage Roll meal has come to it’s end. It’s not our favorite part of the Cabbage Roll meal.

  141. Would chicken or turkey stock work as a sub for beef stock?

  142. I love that black pot you used! Who makes it?

  143. I must try this. It has all of the deliciousness of cabbage rolls without having to spend time rolling up all of the cabbage rolls. This would be perfect for a chilly day, Thanks for the great recipe

  144. Made this last night and it tastes very similar to my baba’s cabbage rolls, without the “roll” part. Definitely will make this again!!

  145. Could tomato juice be used in place of the vegetable juice?

  146. My husband and I made this tonight and he really likes it (I am not a fan of cabbage myself, but it is an interesting flavor). I have a question though, what pot is that in the video? It is so beautiful and I haven’t seen those anywhere.

  147. Made this tonight, turned out awesome !!!, had plenty left over to freeze for another meal, everyone loved it will definitely make again !!!

  148. Do you think clamato would be an acceptable alternative to V8? I’d like to make this tonight but can’t get to the store and that’s what I have on hand.

  149. How would you cook this in a crick pot?

  150. I have to make this! This is the perfect fall meal!! Thanks for sharing!

  151. The rice really should be cooked first, unless you like it crunchy.

  152. Wonderful soup

  153. Can I freeze the soup ? It was delicious !

  154. I just made this for my wife, who found your recipe. This is a very good soup, except for the Thyme in my opinion. It is pretty strong, unless you like it. Will definitely make this again minus the Thyme.

  155. Holly! I just made the cabbage roll soup and it is relish!! I used more tomato juice as it made a huge quantity (I love cabbage) & didn’t have a bay leaf but it still was so tasty. I am a salt & pepper kind of gal and was nervous using paprika & thyme but it turned out great. Such a great comfort food from a cool & rainy day here in Kansas.

  156. This soup was totally delicious!

  157. I made this tonight and my husband and I loved it. I used 1 lb of hot sausage instead of 1/2 and added more V8 to make it soupier. I will be sharing this and your Bacon, corn chowder with friends tomorrow after church!

    • Good for you, Elizabeth! I’m happy you enjoyed the recipe, and tweaked it to your desire. Let me know if your church friends enjoy it!

  158. We had our first frost last night in Indiana, so today was the perfect day to make this soup. I came home from church and didn’t want to go back out to the grocery store so I used what I had on hand which was mostly everything. I had to substitute the pork sausage for Italian sausage, I used canned tomato juice for V8, but everything else was the actual recipe. I could hardly wait for the 25 minutes to simmer before we ate. My house smells so warm and inviting. I served it with big chunks of torn crusty bread which is good for dipping. I will serve this at least once a month this winter and give loads of it away to my elderly neighbors. Thank you, Holly, for this yummy recipe. I’ll be checking out more of your recipes.

  159. Can this be soup be made with chicken broth instead of beef? Would I still add the Worcestershire sauce? Thanks!

  160. Have tried this soup and 8 q. was not enough for my family of four but they will not give me back my big pots 22q.,32q.i love to try any thing that I find on FB I”M a man that loves to cook

  161. I make this soup a lot. It is my favorite. Only thing I do is use Hunts Garlic Fire Roasted Diced Tomotoes instead of plain diced tomatoes. They are great and add nice flavor. I always use fresh garlic, thyme and bay leafs.

  162. Sounds good.

  163. Made this today. DELICIOUS. A few tweaks. Ketchup instead of tomato paste, less rice, 2/3 of the quantity of meat, only 1/2 of amount of cabbage. It still turned out really thick so used more V8 to thin it down. Served with a dollop of sour cream. Absolutely comfort food.

  164. If you don’t want to use v-8 can you substitute with tomato juice or something else?

  165. Two questions re:this recipe.
    Is it freezable?
    Which meat (pork or beef) did you sub the ground turkey for?
    Thank you very much, and may you have a joyous Christmas season.

    • This recipe freezes beautifully! When I use ground turkey I usually use enough to sub for both the beef and pork. Enjoy and Merry Christmas to you and your family too!

  166. I love your recipes, especially the cabbage roll soup. I would really like to know also where you got the beautiful black pot you cooked it in.
    It’s so pretty and unique and I’ve not seen any like it before.

  167. I made this recipe yesterday with only lean ground beef and I made it in the crockpot. I just added the rice a little later on in the cooking process. Love it! Huge hit

  168. Great recipes, please keep them coming and send them to my email address below thank you.

  169. This is one of our very favorite recipes… with one additional ingredient – ketchup. The first time I made it I supplemented ketchup for the V- 8. We almost licked the bowls clean! I’ve made it since ‘the right way’, but it doesn’t come alive for us until we add the magic red sauce. Since each person is different, I would suggest it ‘to taste’. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe!

  170. What is the difference in the cabbage soup and the casserole ? And on the soup after browning the meat could I just put it all in crock pot ? and on low what would the time be.?

  171. Is the Worcestershire necessary? I’m trying to avoid soy. Other than that…I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  172. this was so delicious- especially on a cold winter day. I love cabbage rolls, my Serbian and Slovak grandparents and my mom made them tirelessly, I however dont have the patience. This soup is perfect, I am guessing it freezes well too, hope so anyway, made a huge pot. I added a bit more rice to make it filling, as hubby doesnt like watery soups, other than that I would not change a thing on this !

  173. What’s the serving size? Also, I’m vegan and made this with boca crumbles and it turned out WONDERFUL! Making this tonight for NYE. Happy New Year!!

  174. I made the Cabbage Roll Soup last night–a big pot of it! I switched it up a bit to my liking. I only used hamburg–no pork, no garlic, used a lg. can of whole peeled tomatoes that I chopped myself, no tomato paste, no thyme or bay leaf and I forgot the worc. sauce. I used minute rice and pre-cooked it, added it at the end. I ended up adding more beef broth to make it “soupier,”. It was a good sized pot almost full! My brother and sister-in-law came over and let me tell you, the pot was almost empty! I think my brother had 4 bowls of it! All I served it with was warm, crusty bread and butter and they kept saying how delicious it was! I gave them a small amount to take home and kept the even smaller amount for myself, enough for a tiny bowl! Its so much easier than rolling the cabbage, and just as good!!

  175. This soup is really good. I left out the rice, as I’m trying to cut down on carbs, and I don’t even miss it. My grocery was out of ground pork, so I substituted a couple of sweet Italian sausages, minus the casings–YUM!!! I think the next time I will try half beef broth and half chicken. Thanks so much for a delicious recipe!!

  176. I made this tonight( I had no thyme and it was excellent without it). The whole family enjoyed. Thanks for the recipe

  177. I have a question about the cabbage roll soup. I am trying to add it into my food tracker. The total calories is for 8 cups?

  178. I use ground chicken and omit the rice. Carbs are my enemy. This is the best soup. I make a huge stock pot and freeze single servings. I could eat this everyday. Oh and i add red pepper flakes for a light kick.

  179. I’ve never tried making them as a soup buy I’m sure it’s delicious just the same. Mine is a family recipe & when I have the time to make them for my family, I have to make about 6-8lbs worth so they’ll be some for leftovers later during the nite when my husband raids the fridge! Love your recipes & look forward to trying this version !

  180. Skip the thyme.

  181. This recipe both looks and sounds delicious. I appreciate the fact that you included a nutritional facts label for this soup, however, it indicates 273 calories per serving size but doesn’t indicate actual serving size. Also, I’d like to know how the sodium percentage was calculated because it seems high when you look at the ingredients which don’t seem to indicate many sources of sodium. If the percentage is correct, are there any suggestions on how to reduce the sodium? Thank you.

  182. Can you use left over cabbage rolls ?

  183. Pretty bland had to add 1 1/2 cup addition V8 juice. Then it was perfect.

  184. I loves this recipe! It has become a regular go to meal in our household and it’s so easy to make.

  185. Can I double this and use the pressure cooker??

  186. I make a variation of this recipe. 1 1/2 lbs of beef, 4- 5 cups beef broth, 1 jar of sauce 23 oz. (or my own sauce if I have some left over), 5-6 cups par boiled cut up cabbage. ( 1 whole med. Cabbage ), 2 onions, 2 bay leaf, and 2or 3 cloves garlic, chopped. Saute’ beef, drain fat, add chopped onions, cook till flavors meld. Add cabbage, (boiled for 6-7 minutes) 4 cups beef broth, and sauce. Add desired spices, bay leaves, stir. Add 1/2 cup rice and cook for 25 minutes. Turn off…done !! Add bit more broth or water if you want soupier. Add 1 1/2 tsp. Lemon. Enjoy !! Freezes well….

  187. I have made this soup MANY times and only use 23 oz of sauce. I’ve never used tomato juice or any juice.I’ve also never used flour or any thicking agent of any kind. You can use chicken broth, vegetable broth or beef, whatever you like. Also pork, chicken, beef, Turkey, ground…again, what you like. Use more broth if you want it soupier. Make it pretty much how it suits you.
    Thanks Holly, we are really enjoying this one.

  188. Can this be made in a crock pot…for the cabbage roll soup

  189. I added sauerkraut, since my family uses it when making regular cabbage rolls, and I added a can of rotel tomatoes for a little kick. I LOVE this. It’s delicious!!!

  190. Can you substitute vegetable broth for beef broth?

  191. Looks good! Where did you buy that beautiful pot??

  192. One ingredient is left out and that is BACON…Brown bacon, onion and garlic..

  193. I just made this recipe this evening. It was delicious, however, I like my cabbage rolls with sauerkraut. I was missing that flavor when I was tasting the soup. The family enjoyed it, however the children did not enjoy it. I will freeze some of the leftovers and see how it reheats. Thank you for sharing this recipe it was very simple and straight forward.

  194. Do you use savoy or green cabbage?

  195. I love these receipts

  196. Gonna make some this week

  197. Delicious. For calorie counting purposes, any idea how many cups 1 serving is? It’s kind of hard to divide soup.

  198. How’s this work in pressure cooker?any tips ? And what kind of pork cause pork and Hamburg doesn’t sound good together

    • I have not tried this in a pressure cooker, however it should cook fine, just faster. You can use other options for pork. Some people have had success using only hamburger. I have used ground turkey and I usually use enough to sub for both the beef and pork. Hope this helps.

  199. This turned out wonderful !

  200. Made this tonight. Yum! I added wine, more rice and broth and a dash of hot sauce. Yum!! Big hit!!!

  201. How much is one serving? 1 cup or more?

    Thank You!

  202. I made this per the recipe the first time; however, today I decided to use the pressure cooker. I cooked the meat, onions and garlic then added the cabbage as indicated in original recipe. I then put all ingredients into my pressure cooker and cooked on the Soup/Stew setting for 15 minutes. Absolutely delicious.

  203. Made this for supper tonight, sooooo good!
    After the cold, wet spring we’re having, this was a great dinner! Since the name said soup, I expected it much thinner, was pleasantly surprised!

  204. I have a question: I made the Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole and it’s just way too much for my husband and I …. What are your thoughts on taking that leftover, adding beef broth (was also thinking some onion soup) and turning the leftover unstuffed cabbage casserole into this soup????

  205. This is the 3ed or 4th time I’ve made this soup. We love it so very much. We eat every drop of this soup. If there is left overs we eat them up.

    Rating: 5
  206. Thank you for sharing your recipe ! This turned out perfectly. So flavorful, and hearty, and healthy.. It was even better the next day. We placed over rice, this afternoon ..so good.

    Rating: 5
  207. Anytime a recipe calls for tomato juice or v8 I always sub my favorite bloody mary mix. I tried it with this as well and it turned out fantastic!

  208. I like this soup recipe over others out there, it has more flavor.  I don’t eat pork so I substituted turkey.   It is great and with the rice very filling.  If avoiding carbs you can leave rice out.   I’ve made it both ways. I also like to use smoked paprika gives it more depth.   It is one of those recipes you can play with and it is still great.   

    Rating: 5
  209. Hi! I saw your recipe shared on Facebook, and tried it today. It was so yummy! I made a slight change. The store didn’t have ground pork, so I used a lb of regular sausage, which is what I would use in actual cabbage rolls, and I added a bit more liquid. Sooo good! And it made a HUGE pot of soup!

    Rating: 5
  210. Just made this tonight and it’s so good. Great to have on a cold fall night. I like the fact I can freeze it too. For two people, that’s good for several meals now and later.

  211. This soup is absolutely delicious. I couldn’t keep my husband from eating it. I did find it very thick so had to add extra liquid. Try it, you won’t be sorry.

    Rating: 5
  212. I made it and it was delicious.  I froze several portions separately and defrosted each one as I wanted them.  I found that each serving was better than the last.  I will make this again, for sure.  Quick and really easy.  I highly recommend making it a day or two before serving.  It truly enhances the flavor.

    Would love to see some vegetarian recipes that are easy, quick and as delicious as this was!

    I found this recipe posted by a friend on FB.

    Rating: 5
  213. Tried this recipe today, turned out great.
    Very easy to make

    Rating: 4
  214. A very hearty soup. Great on a cold day. It got very thick the longer it cooked. I kept adding more tomato juice, more than double than the recipie called for. I also used smoked paprika because that is what I had. It punched up the flavor. I’d make it again, we loved it.

  215. This is delicious.   Made last week and it was requested again tonight.   

    Rating: 5
  216. Tried this great recipe and it was easy to follow and tasted amazing. Reminded me of when my grandmother made cabbage rolls. Thank you for sharing

    Rating: 5
  217. So yummy. I didn’t have any ground pork and just added more ground beef but it tasted amazing. Thw whole family loved it. Great for a cold winter night. 

    Rating: 5

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