Cabbage Roll Soup

This hearty cabbage roll soup lets you enjoy the taste of homemade cabbage rolls without all the work. This delicious comfort food recipe combines ground beef, cabbage, rice, carrots, seasonings, and broth for an easy cabbage roll soup just like the one your grandma used to make.

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I love cabbage rolls, but after a while, they start to get a little boring. They’re delicious, for sure, but how many times can you make a different variation on the same theme? That’s why I love this easy cabbage roll soup! This soup lets me and my family enjoy all the flavors we love in cabbage rolls in a delicious variation that’s definitely not like the standard cabbage roll fair. It’s a delicious recipe that’s full of flavor, not work, and that’s my favorite kind!

Cabbage Roll Soup

This delicious soup really has everything you’d expect to find in cabbage rolls. It starts with ground beef, onions, and seasonings that are browned up to perfection. Then, I combine it with tomato sauce, beef broth, carrots, cabbage, a few more flavor additions, and rice. After that, the only thing I have to do is wait until the soup has simmered to delicious cabbage roll perfection. It really is that simple and delicious. Once you try it, I know you’ll agree!

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Why You’ll Love This Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe

  • It’s a hearty and delicious comfort food recipe the whole family will love.
  • It’s easy to make and uses simple ingredients that are easily found at your grocery store.
  • It has all the classic flavors of stuffed cabbage rolls without all the work.
  • It’s the perfect soup recipe to serve on a cold and crisp fall or winter night.


  • You can make this recipe in a large pot, but I prefer a Dutch oven for the even heat transfer.
  • Always drain your beef, even if you’re using ground sirloin. You don’t want a greasy soup.


  • Try making this dish with Italian sausage or ground turkey in place of beef.
  • Add any of your favorite vegetables.
  • For a mild version, omit the cayenne pepper.

What to Serve with Cabbage Roll Soup

This is an incredibly hearty soup, so I don’t recommend pairing it with anything heavy. Some great pairings for this soup include:

  • Green salad
  • Wedge salad
  • Crusty bread
  • Garlic bread
  • Fruit salad
Cabbage roll soup in the dutch oven.

Recipe FAQ

Is cabbage soup good for losing weight?

Some simple cabbage and vegetable soups are used for short-term weight loss, however, this particular cabbage roll soup has ground beef and rice, so it’s not a go-to for weight loss even though it is a healthy dish.

Is cabbage soup healthy?

It is. This recipe is loaded with protein, vegetables, and rice, all of which are healthy. You can make it even healthier by using the leanest possible ground beef or even ground turkey.

How long is cabbage roll soup good for?

This soup will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 3 months.

Can you freeze cabbage roll soup?

You sure can. In fact, it freezes very well.

What is the origin of cabbage soup?

While cabbage soup is found in various incarnations across the globe, it’s believed to have originated in Russia during the 9th century when cabbage was introduced to the country from Byzantium.

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How to Store and Reheat Cabbage Roll Soup

Store this soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. For longer storage, freeze it for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.

To reheat, simply put the soup in a pot or Dutch oven and heat over medium-low heat until hot.

Cabbage Roll Soup Ingredients

It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this delicious soup. You’ll find everything you need easily at your local grocery store.

  • Lean ground beef
  • Yellow onion
  • Cloves garlic
  • Slap Ya Mama seasoning
  • Garlic salt
  • Black pepper
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Tomato sauce
  • Carrots
  • Green cabbage
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • White rice or brown rice
  • Beef broth
  • Vegetable broth
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How to Make Cabbage Roll Soup

Making this soup is even easier than shopping for the ingredients. It’s ready with just a few simple steps.

Step 1: Cook the Beef

Cook the ground beef, onions, and seasonings in a Dutch oven or large soup pot, over medium high heat, until the meat is no longer pink and the onions are tender. Drain and return to the pot.

Step 2: Add the Remaining Ingredients

Add the remaining ingredients and stir.

Step: Cook the Soup

Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium/low and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes, stirring frequently. Enjoy!

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Try This Delicious Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe Today

This easy, tasty cabbage roll soup is loaded with flavor, and it’s so easy to make. It’s the perfect dish for any day of the week, even busy weeknights. In less than an hour, you’ll have a delicious, hearty meal that will satisfy everyone in the family. Give it a try, and I guarantee you’ll be making it all fall and winter.

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More Delicious Soup Recipes You’ll Enjoy

Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup – A hearty and delicious bell pepper soup with all the classic flavors of stuffed peppers made into an incredible tasting soup.

Sausage Tortellini Soup – This creamy and delicious tortellini soup recipe is made with hot Italian sausage and cheese tortellini, seasoned perfectly and is a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe.

Hearty Turkey Corn Chowder – A delicious corn chowder recipe that is perfect to make with leftover turkey from Thanksgiving or Christmas, or anytime a craving for turkey corn chowder arises.

And, here is a Lasagna Soup, from Deliciously Seasoned, that you will enjoy as well.

Cabbage Roll Soup

Great Grub, Delicious Treats

This hearty and delicious cabbage roll soup is an easy comfort food recipe the whole family will enjoy. It has all the classic flavor of stuffed cabbage rolls made into a scrumptious soup recipe.

Prep Time 20 mins

Cook Time 1 hr

Total Time 1 hr 20 mins

Course Dinner, Lunch

Cuisine American

Servings 6 Servings

Calories 376 kcal


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Slap Ya Mama seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 ounce tomato sauce
  • 3 carrots, peeled, sliced
  • 1 head green cabbage, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • cup white rice
  • 32 ounce beef broth
  • 8 ounce vegetable broth


  • In a Dutch oven or large skillet, over medium high heat, cook ground beef, onions, and seasonings, until meat is no longer pink and onions are tender. Drain grease and return to pan.

  • Add tomato sauce, carrots, cabbage, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and rice. Stir.

  • Pour in beef broth and vegetable broth, stir.

  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium/low and let simmer for 35-40 minutes, stirring frequently.


Nutritional values are approximate.


Please note that these values can change with different brands and any modifications made to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements.



Calories: 376kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 39gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 1460mgPotassium: 1170mgFiber: 6gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 5857IUVitamin C: 62mgCalcium: 119mgIron: 6mg

Keyword Cabbage Roll Soup, Cabbage Soup, Unstruffed Cabbage Rolls

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