Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Cabbage Roll Soup

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links.

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.

bowl of cabbage roll soup

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!

bowl of cabbage roll soup

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.

pot of cabbage roll soup

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.

Cabbage Roll Soup

Published By Jill
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!
5 from 366 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 213.01 kcal


  • 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


  • In a dutch oven or large soup pot, heat oil over medium-high heat and add ground beef.
  • Season ground beef with salt and pepper as desired and cook until browned.
  • Add diced onion and minced garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until onions are tender.
  • Add in chopped cabbage, carrots, tomato sauce, beef broth, white rice, bay leaf, and brown sugar and stir to combine.
  • Bring soup to a simmer and let cook for about 25 minutes, until rice is tender.
  • Take out the bay leaf and sprinkle with chopped parsley.


Serving: 6gCalories: 213.01kcalCarbohydrates: 20.27gProtein: 20.23gFat: 5.24gSaturated Fat: 2.83gCholesterol: 46.87mgSodium: 346.58mgPotassium: 634.05mgFiber: 0.51gSugar: 6.63gVitamin C: 1.67mgCalcium: 22.13mgIron: 2.01mg
Tried this recipe?Mention @kitchenfunwithmy3sons or tag #kitchenfunwithmy3sons!

cabbage roll soup promo image for pinterest

More Soup Recipes you will love:

Enchilada Soup

Reubun Soup

soup recipes here

We know you will love this Cabbage Roll Soup! Head over to Pinterest to find even more delicious recipes to try.

about me


I am a mom of 3 awesome boys that love to get crafty with me in the kitchen. Our blog is full of all sorts creative food ideas for the Holidays, Party Ideas, Free Printables, Featured DIY Ideas, Recipes, & Kids Craft Ideas! Read more...

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

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

This soup is excellent. Easy to follow instructions. Did exactly as recipe called for turned out great. Thank you5 stars

can i cook this in crockpot.???5 stars

yes just cook the ground beef first, then put it into the crockpot, dump the rest into the crockpot, this was amazing. add parsley at the end so it stays fresh.

My family loved this!!  5 stars

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

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.5 stars

Very good tasting soup.5 stars

Delicious soup. Have made this several times5 stars

This is one of our favorite dishes….so easy and going to make it again this weekend. Have shared the recipe and everyone who has made it loves it.5 stars

Has anyone made it with ground turkey

Yes, I did and it is delicious5 stars

Made this soup today for the first time. Was delicious!!!!!!5 stars

This Cabbage roll soup was a hit with my family!  I also made the dinner rolls and got with them!  Thanks for these recipes that really work!

Has anyone made this without the sugar?

I just made this soup for the first time and really loved it except for that my family agreed it was too sweet. I definitely will make this again and omit the sugar.

One of my wife and I’s favorite winter recipes. We don’t eat meat so we omit the ground beef and use vegetable broth instead of beef broth. I use a little more cabbage, carrots and rice than the recipe calls for. I omit the brown sugar as well. It’s so amazing and the leftovers are even better. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe.5 stars

Made this yesterday. It is delicious and easy to make. This recipe is a keeper, I will be making this often this winter.5 stars

I love making cabbagerolls, but this looks a lot easier.  I’m going to try it one day.
Thanks for your recipe.

I was searching for an easy instructed recipe and have found it. Having three boys of my own (22, 16, 5), your recipe *sung to me!

Thank you!

Just remember… you are freaking awesome!

I made this for my family and we all absolutely loved it! It was so delicious and super comforting. Thank you for the recipe. I’m so glad I doubled and put some in the freezer for another day!5 stars

I hoped this soup would taste exactly like my cabbage rolls.  When it didn’t I added 4 strips of minced bacon fried just short of crisp.  That did it!  Delicious.  Thank you so much for this recipe .  I’ve passed it on to my 2 sons5 stars

6g of soup ? That’s 2 spoons full your cal can’t be right5 stars


As seen on