Hearty Cabbage-Sausage Soup Recipe
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Hearty Cabbage-Sausage Soup Recipe

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From Derry, Pennsylvania, Nancy Allman shares this hearty autumn soup featuring smoked sausage. "It's perfect for hurried cooks," Nancy writes. "My mother made it when we had an abundance of cabbage from our garden."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 small cabbage, chopped (about 10 cups)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup milk

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 179 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 1264mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, bring broth, cabbage and onion to a boil. reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Add sausage; heat through.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Gradually add milk, stirring until smooth. Gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 quarts).
Originally published as Cabbage Sausage Soup in Quick Cooking September/October 2002, p43

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JasSuz8 User ID: 2845605 53647
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"Delicious! I did make a few changes though...trying to use up leftovers. I added 2 extra cups of broth, 3 diced potatoes, 1 cup of applesauce, and a Tbls. of parsley. We served it over rice as well. Very good flavor in this recipe."

MsTeack User ID: 7376555 106511
Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"easy recipe and very tasty. I followed other reviewer's advice and grilled the sausage and added carrots and garlic powder. No additional salt was needed. I used chicken & apple sausage that is a little spicy but lower in fat. The extra spice in the sausage kicked it up a notch, especially with the added black pepper. Next time I prepare this recipe, if use this same sausage, I will omit the pepper. It was a little too spicy for some family members, but I loved it!"

ehlertn User ID: 1826861 80900
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"Loved this easy recipe! I added 1 cup frozen corn and five diced potatoes for a more "stew-like" meal. I also omitted adding any additional salt until then end, and just to taste. Thanks for a hearty weeknight soup recipe that can be prepared quickly!"

contrarywife User ID: 2675625 80898
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

"Good quick soup for supper. As others did, I too doubled and browned the sausage and decreased the salt. This'll be a keeper! Even hubby, who is not wild about cabbage, enjoyed this soup."

xxBakingMommaxx User ID: 5000201 36755
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

"5 stars. Have made this numerous times over the years since it was published. Excellent!"

cka User ID: 4302889 114072
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2013

"So simple and so delicious! A definite keeper! I doubled the recipe, grilled my sausage first, and added a box of white wine, rosemary, thyme and oregano chicken broth, along with regular chicken broth. Plan to add sliced carrots next time, after reading others reviews."

skipperstrucking User ID: 4577232 112691
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"Great recipe (Can you say "Comfort Food"). I took other reviewers advise and used less then 1/2 the salt that was called for. sprinkled in a little garlic powder and magically I had a great bowl of soup. Will definitely make again."

minmom User ID: 5872938 205082
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

"Awesome soup-everyone loved it and so easy,small amount of ingredients, A keeper! I used smoked turkey sausage to make it heart healthy-worked great!"

cfishell User ID: 6597551 36752
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2012

"Very easy meal to prepare. The simple few ingredients make a fantastic flavorful dinner. Great man's meal, the fellas in my family love this soup."

camberc User ID: 1192727 58396
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2012

"This was surprisingly tasty for such a simple recipe! I used turkey sausage and added 2 sliced carrots with the cabbage and that added a little sweetness. Also tossed in some red pepper flakes per another reviewer's suggestion and some garlic powder. I only added a 1/2 tsp. salt and I thought I could have added even less--but I think it depends on what kind of broth you're using. Great recipe!"

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