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Cabbage Roll Soup

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Cabbage Roll Soup recipe is a delicious dinner recipe that will warm your belly on a cold and crisp fall day. This unstuffed cabbage soup is one of the BEST soup recipes that we have ever made and very easy to make!

With lots of chopped vegetables, broth, tomato sauce, ground beef and rice, this hearty soup is a total winner. We like to serve this soup with our easy and delicious 30-minute dinner rolls.

Cabbage Roll Soup

This recipe is pretty simple, which is just one of the reasons I love it so much. You simply season and brown your ground beef, add veggies, broth and tomato sauce, then let sit for 25 minutes. My whole family loves this soup!

We really like making this recipe in our amazing dutch oven, but you can totally use your soup pot instead. Any pot with a lid will work!

How to make Cabbage Roll Soup?

Ingredients you will need:

  • lean ground beef
  • vegetable oil
  • onion
  • garlic
  • green cabbage
  • carrots
  • low-sodium beef broth
  • tomato sauce
  • white rice
  • bay leaf
  • brown sugar
  • parsley

To make this delicious unstuffed cabbage soup, you’ll need to start with lean ground beef. You can use regular ground beef, but we like that the lean keeps out a lot of the grease. You put a nice golden brown on the beef and then add in the rest of the ingredients to the pot.

I like to make a double batch of this soup so we have leftovers to eat. We always have sporting events and this is such an easy dinner to heat up on those busy nights knowing everyone will love it.

Can you Freeze Cabbage Roll Soup?

Yes!! If you have leftovers, this soup freezes perfectly.  We place the cooked and cooled soup into individual portion freezer bags and place them on a tray or cookie sheet to freeze.  Once the soup is frozen, stack the bags in the freezer. Take a bag out to thaw when ready for use. These make easy and delicious lunches.

What Is A Dutch Oven?

A Dutch Oven is very similar to your usual large pot, except with one big difference. That is, it’s usually made out of cast iron. Also, it is much heavier and thicker and the lid fits very tightly on top. Here is the classic red one we like to use.

To cut and dice your vegetables, I always suggest getting a Ninja Food Chopper Express Chop. (Just $18.99 on Amazon.) This things makes chopping one hundred times easier! It’s such a time saver.

Cabbage Roll Soup Video

Cabbage Roll Soup with beef and chopped veggies is a delicious dinner recipe that will warm your belly on a cold and crisp fall day.
4.93 from 14 votes
Servings: 6

Cabbage Roll Soup

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Cabbage Roll Soup recipe is a delicious dinner recipe that will warm your belly on a cold and crisp fall day. This is the ultimate comfort food!


  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced finely
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups chopped green cabbage
  • 2 medium carrots quartered and sliced
  • 4 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 3 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup white rice uncooked
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley


  1. In a dutch oven or large soup pot, heat oil over medium-high heat and add ground beef.
  2. Season ground beef with salt and pepper as desired and cook until browned.
  3. Add diced onion and minced garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until onions are tender.
  4. Add in chopped cabbage, carrots, tomato sauce, beef broth, white rice, bay leaf, and brown sugar and stir to combine.
  5. Bring soup to a simmer and let cook for about 25 minutes, until rice is tender.
  6. Take out the bay leaf and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Cabbage Roll Soup
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 213.01 Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.24g8%
Saturated Fat 2.83g18%
Cholesterol 46.87mg16%
Sodium 346.58mg15%
Potassium 634.05mg18%
Carbohydrates 20.27g7%
Fiber 0.51g2%
Sugar 6.63g7%
Protein 20.23g40%
Vitamin C 1.67mg2%
Calcium 22.13mg2%
Iron 2.01mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. So easy and so delicious!! We plan on making this often! Thanks!

  2. I have made this, it’s delicious, but I use the cabbage Cole slaw mix. It’s already shredded and has carrots in it.

  3. I am always looking for Gooding recipes ? So when l make this one l will be back for more .

  4. I made this last weekend and it is now on my favorites soup list! 

  5. This was super easy and very yummy! I coupled it with a grilled cheese sandwich. I used ground turkey instead and it was delicious. Perfect for this chilly Colorado Fall night! Thank you! 

  6. Delicious! I loved it, super easy and super good!

  7. Amazingly easy and very tasty soup!  I do not eat red meat, so substituted beef for ground turkey and used chicken broth.  The only thing I added was 2 TB Mrs Dash Italian Seasoning and doubled the carrots 🙂

  8. I made it low carb.  Changed the rice to cauliflower ice, and added a bit of sugar free maple syrup instead of brown sugar.  I also changed the burger to mild Italian sausage.  I make a lot of soup, and my family told me it was the best they had ever had!

  9. Ooh! Can’t wait to make this! I know it says six servings but what is the serving size?

  10. Is that 3- 8oz tomato sauce?

  11. Has anyone tried this in their Instant Pot???

  12. Does it have to be a Dutch oven or can I use something else

  13. I made this today for lunch.It is delicious and so easy to make.Its way more than I can eat so I’m going to freeze some for another day.Thank you so much.

  14. Pretty good! I cooked brown rice & added it shorty before serving. Very simple to make & probably one of those recipes that gets better the more it’s reheated.

  15. Sounds good, but I’d omit sugar, and vegetable oil is sooo bad for you. I’d choose a healthier option. Can’t wait to try it with those changes.

  16. Can you use tomato soup instead of sauce?

  17. This was so easy and really tasty! It was too sweet for me, so next time I will omit the sugar. But will definitely make this again! Thank you! 

  18. I made this for the first time tonight, it was delish!! My 10 yr. old said it was one of the best things he’s ever eaten. The only thing I changed was added a few more carrots and some Italian season. I will definitely be making this again.

  19. Made this using hamburger and 1/2 pound chorizo . Skipped sugar bit added herb dr province which I love with beef vegetable soup. Delicious.

  20. This soup is excellent. Easy to follow instructions. Did exactly as recipe called for turned out great. Thank you

  21. can i cook this in crockpot.???

  22. My family loved this!!  

  23. That looks like the second most delicious thing on earth but I wonder what it smells like.

  24. Started making this in March when the Quarantine had started. Thank you so much for this delicious recipe which my family and I love. I make it with original veggie ground and everyone loves it just the same. It is such a gift when people share recipes with others so thank you again.