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Cabbage Roll Soup

Enjoy a simple and easy cabbage roll soup recipe with this recipe full of tomato flavor, rice, and the goodness of cabbage.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 191 kcal


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced finely
  • 1 cup baby carrots chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 head cabbage cored and chopped into 1 inch pieces (about 5-6 cups)
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • 14 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 16 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • Parsley chopped for garnish


  • In a Dutch Oven add the ground beef and cook over medium heat. Cook until meat is no longer pink. Drain grease. Add beef back to pan along with onions, carrots, and garlic paste. Cook until onions are soft, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add Worcestershire sauce, salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and Italian seasonings. Stir to combine.
  • Add cabbage to pot and let cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Add beef broth, petite diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, ketchup, 2 bay leaves, and rice to the pot. Stir well to combine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 30 minutes. Don't uncover the pot while cooking as the rice needs to cook through
  • At the 30 minute mark remove the lid and check the doneness of the rice. Cook covered for an additional 5 minutes if the rice still needs to cook and soften.
  • Remove the bay leaves and discard. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve hot.


PRO TIP: You can also make this into a crockpot cabbage roll soup easily. Brown the beef in a pan then move it to the crockpot and continue the process. You will need to cook for 6-7 hours for a standard crockpot to make sure the rice is tender, and you may need to add more broth during cooking.


Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 17gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 1272mgPotassium: 775mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 2729IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 3mg