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Ham 'n' Cabbage Soup

 Ham 'n' Cabbage Soup
Carolyn Bixenmann of Grand Island, Nebraska writes, “I tasted a soup similar to this in a restaurant and liked it so much I spent the entire next week trying to duplicate it. I came up with this, and now it's one of my family's favorites.”
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.


  • 1 small head cabbage, quartered
  • 2 medium carrots, halved
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 7 cups milk, divided
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 teaspoons Liquid Smoke, optional


  • In a food processor, shred the cabbage. Transfer to a bowl. Shred the
  • carrots; add to cabbage. Return half of the mixture to the food
  • processor; cover and process until finely chopped.
  • In a Dutch oven, saute all of the cabbage and carrots in butter for
  • 3-4 minutes or until tender. Stir in 5 cups milk and broth. Bring to
  • a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until
  • heated through.
  • Combine the flour, salt and remaining milk until smooth. Gradually
  • stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or
  • until thickened. Add ham and Liquid Smoke if desired. Reduce heat;
  • simmer, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8
  • servings (3 quarts).

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 377 calories, 25 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 985 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein.