Creamed Cabbage Soup Recipe
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Creamed Cabbage Soup Recipe

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium head cabbage (3 pounds) , shredded
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 220 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 873mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein


  1. In a large Dutch oven, combine the broth, celery, cabbage, onion and carrot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Combine cream and milk; gradually add to flour mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Gradually stir into vegetable mixture. Add ham and thyme and heat through. Garnish with parsley. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Creamed Cabbage Soup in Country Woman September/October 1994, p29

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"we make this every year for New Years. The only thing we change is mix a little jalapeno juice in with the chicken broth and diced jalapenos with the cabbage and cook. We like a little kick with our soup! My dad hates cabbage, and loves this soup. So good!"

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"I make this soup a few times each winter. My family absolutely love it. for a neat twist that kids love, switch out the green cabbage with red cabbage. Then this tasty soup becomes Purple Soup."

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"This soup was a big hit with my husband and I. The only substitution that I made was instead of 2 cans of chicken broth, I used 1 can of chicken broth and 1 can of vegetable broth. Delicious and satisfying!"

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2010

"will try sausage next time."

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