Roasted Cabbage Soup – A Southern Soul

Roasted Cabbage Soup is a perfect go-to recipe full of warm and comforting flavors. This healthy, good-for-you soup is simple to make and easy to customize, too!

Try pairing it with my Tomato Cucumber Salad, or Stuffed Baked Potatoes, and Garlic Parmesan Skillet Rolls for a hearty and delicious meal!

White bowl filled to the top with cozy cabbage soup and a spoon taking some out.

Amazing Cabbage Soup: Light, Delicious, Nourishing!

Not everyone is a fan of cabbage, I get it. I happen to love it so, with this soup, I set out to show everyone just how delicious it can be. I secretly selected a couple of friends to be taste testers for this recipe. Spoiler alert – they loved it! The combination of roasted cabbage and garlic with the heat from red pepper flakes and the earthiness of thyme is a winning combination that everyone raved about.

I make a lot of soup recipes for my family like Garden Vegetable Soup and Healthy Mushroom Soup but this recipe has been a true labor of love.

Cabbage Soup Ingredients

Ingrediets, cabbage, carrots, onions, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, chicken broth, vinegar, garlic and seaoning on a wooden cutting board.

The ingredients for this healthy cabbage soup recipe are simple, pantry staples that combine to make the most delicious and flavorful dish!

  • Vegetables – roasting the green cabbage with garlic cloves, then adding onions, carrots, and crushed tomatoes is how I develop so much flavor!
  • Seasoning & spices – all you need is salt, pepper, thyme, and red pepper flakes.
  • Liquids – to help saute the vegetables you will need olive oil. Then to add a depth of flavor, I use red wine vinegar (lemon juice also works), and for the base of the soup I use vegetable broth.

Variations and Additions

  • For more protein, try adding rotisserie chicken, kielbasa sausage, or cooked ground beef or ground turkey to the soup.
  • If you want to try a creamy take on this soup with cabbage, you can add 1 cup of heavy cream to the broth. This combination is especially good when paired with Italian sausage and white beans.
  • Add potatoes, sweet potatoes, or cooked rice to the soup to make it hearty by adding carbs.

Success Tips For The Best Cabbage Soup

Roast The Cabbage:

Roasting cabbage before making the soup is my sure way to make the best soup. As it cooks, the enzymes break down removing any pungent and bitter taste. And, as it roasts, the natural sugars caramelize which helps enhance the overall flavors!

How To Cut Cabbage For Soup:

First, place the cabbage on a cutting board and using a sharp knife, carefully slice the cabbage into rounds, about ¾ to 1 inch thick. After roasting, coarsely chop the cabbage then add it to the soup.

How To Make Cabbage Soup

The step in preparation for cabbage soup. layering the soup with olive oil then sautéing the veggies.
  1. Preheat the oven to 415 degrees. Place the cabbage pieces on a sheet pan in an even layer. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil and garlic and then brush it on the cabbage and finish with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes in the oven, flip them, and then roast for another 10 minutes.
  2. Heat a large pot with oil and add the carrots and onions. Once softened, add all the spices and continue to cook for one minute on medium-high heat. Finally, add the stock and tomatoes and stir to combine.
  3. Dice the cabbage pieces, removing any very dark pieces, and add them to the stock pot. Add the red wine vinegar and simmer until slightly reduced. Serve with hot sauce or chives and enjoy!
A black pot filled to the top with cozy cabbage soup.

Questions And Answers

Is cabbage soup good for you?

Yes, cabbage soup has tons of health benefits like vitamins and antioxidants. It’s also been known to reduce inflammation and aid in digestion. My recipe was inspired by a couple of Weight Watchers recipes that are light, and healthy.

How do I store leftover soup?

Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Can I freeze this soup?

To freeze this soup, portion it into plastic zip-top bags or silicon soup molds. Label with the date and recipe name and freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat it, simply let it defrost in the fridge the night before you’d like to enjoy it and reheat it on the stovetop.

White bowl filled to the top with cozy cabbage soup and a black pot full of it.

Serving Ideas

Roasted cabbage soup is a meal on its own served with warm Green Chili Cheese Cornbread. I also like serving it with Grilled Steak Salad and Parmesan Cheese Straws for dinner. For casual entertaining, I place it in a slow cooker, set to warm, top it with a sprinkle of chopped chives and fresh parsley and let guests serve themselves.

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White bowl filled to the top with cozy cabbage soup.

Amazing Roasted Cabbage Soup

Course: Main Course, Soup

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 8

Calories: 259kcal

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Roasted Cabbage Soup is a perfect go-to meal full of warm and comforting flavors. This healthy, good-for-you soup is simple to make and easy to customize, too!

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Notes

  • Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • To freeze this soup, portion it into plastic zip-top bags or silicon soup molds. Label with the date and recipe name and freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat it, simply let it defrost in the fridge the night before you’d like to enjoy it and reheat it on the stovetop.

Nutritional values provided are an estimate and will vary depending on the brands used.

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 709mg | Potassium: 615mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2737IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg

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