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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.

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.

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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
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I will be cooking this tomorrow,it says 6 servings and I want to make it to stretch to make 12 servings ,do I double all of the ingredients?

This is a wonderfully flavored soup. My husband & I love it. Easy & quick!5 stars

The cabbage roll soup is the best. You can freeze it, so make a double batch. Yummy

A very tasty, easy, filling soup. I used 2 cans instead of 3 tomato sauce, and added the cabbage in at the end. Covered it and let it set a few minutes while making garlic bread to go with. This left that cabbage with just a little body. Everyone enjoyed it and said to make it again.5 stars

Is ok too save the recipe to download

Love easy simple

Love this soup. Make it a lot.

I will make this soup. It sounds so delicious.5 stars

just made this morning b4 seeing your post,  used chicken broth, barley rather than rice, and apple juice rather than sugar….. 2 year old great grand daughter on her second cup…

I just made this soup. Delicious, doubled the batch for freezer meals. I also added red pepper flakes !5 stars

This cabbage soup was delicious!! It was better the second day and more flavorful! I used our home canned tomatoes, bone broth and beef broth. This is a keeper!!5 stars

LOVE IT! Probably the best cabbage soup I have ever made! Top it off with a splash of vinegar….perfection!!!! 5 stars

Could evoo work instead of vegetable oil?5 stars

Can’t wait to make this tonight but realize I’m out of carrots. Any suggestions for a substitution? I have salad turnips from my CSA, which I may try — but not sure. Carrots add that nice sweetness.

Very good soup. I did use beef stock instead of broth. I cooked it on low/simmer for 60-75 minutes as I like my cabbage very well done, no crunch. Tasted even better the second day!5 stars

Isn’t beef stock the same as beef broth?5 stars

No, stock is made from bones and is a thicker liquid. Broth is made mostly from meat or veggies. Broth is generally thinner but more flavourful. 

I’ve made this recipe before and my family loves it! Tonight I will try a variation with (thawed) frozen meatballs instead of ground beef and a good amount of cooked rice that was leftover from last night. It won’t be exactly the same, but I think the flavors will still be there, and it will help me cut down time on a busy weeknight! Thanks for the recipe!

I loved the Cabbage Roll version of your soup. Although, I did not try it yet, I just know it is good, very good! You are very creative in the kitchen and a good teacher for your children, alleluia!5 stars

Good recipe5 stars

Sounds yummy, only thing I would change is brown rice for the white

This was AMAZING so good and my husband wants it on repeat monthly. Thanks for sharing. So easy and so good!5 stars


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