Dinners · Soups

Cabbage Roll Soup

Oh, joy, fall is here and that means it’s soup season. I always try to try at least a few new soup recipes to add to my rotation every year, and today I’m tried this cabbage roll soup recipe and it’s definitely a winner.

Instead of tediously rolling cabbage rolls (I’ve done this more times than I can say,) you get all of the wonderful flavors in this soup, which is thrown together in about 10 minutes after you’re done browning the beef.

If you like a brothier, less thick soup, halve the amount of rice.

I doubled my recipe because I like LOTS of soup leftovers.


Recipe adapted from Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons


  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 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
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Worcester sauce
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
  • Parmesan cheese (optional, for topping)


  • 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, Italian seasoning, Oregano, Worcester, and stir to combine.
  • Bring soup to a simmer and let cook for about 25 minutes, until rice is tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Take out the bay leaf and sprinkle with chopped parsley and top with Parmesan cheese.

3 thoughts on “Cabbage Roll Soup

  1. can you print your recipes in bold print? they are so small and light that i can barely read them. besides how do we print them to keep?

  2. I don’t use carrots or tomato sauce in mine. I saute ground beef and onion, add tomato juice and a can of tomato soup, cabbage, worcestershire sauce, and let it simmer gently for about 35 or 40 minutes. Add a little water and rice and simmer for about another 30 to 40 minutes. It’s delicious. My youngest son and I are the only ones that like it. Our family members don’t know what they are missing. Lol

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