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Sausage Cabbage Soup

My family often requests this satisfying soup. I've served it to guests for lunch and as a cold-weather Sunday supper. It's really good with a tossed green salad and a crusty loaf of bread. -Stella Garrett, Orlando, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced and halved
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1/2 pound fully cooked smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, halved and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Minced fresh parsley


  • In a 3-qt. saucepan, saute onion in oil and butter until tender. Add carrots and celery; saute for 3 minutes. Add caraway; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Stir in the water, cabbage, sausage, tomatoes and brown sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Add the beans, vinegar, salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 259 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 1015mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • brenda5736
    Feb 27, 2019

    This is amazing!

  • eedraj
    May 7, 2018

    I took this to a potluck and everyone wanted the recipe.

  • Helen
    Nov 19, 2017

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  • 2124arizona
    Jun 25, 2017

    Serve this and you'll receive many complements. The sausage and cabbage go together nicely here!!

  • tpdwn59
    Feb 16, 2016

    Awesome soup I was a little scared with the brown sugar and vinegar but turned out fantastic.

  • crankyankee
    Jul 30, 2013

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  • PrairieAnn
    May 30, 2013

    This is a new family favorite in our home! It was super easy to prepare and the caraway gives it a unique flavor we all enjoy. I used a bulk sausage that I had on hand and used the drippings to saute the onions. I am sure it will taste great as written, too. My husband is still commenting on how good it was an hour later!

  • tshippy
    Apr 23, 2013

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  • pbooker6528
    Mar 20, 2013

    Very hearty, healthy soup that satisfies. We are dieting and this is a wonderful dinner we all enjoy.

  • kellyannm
    Jan 6, 2013

    This soup is so tastey. I used Turkey Kielbasa and omitted the salt and it was very good.