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Kielbasa Cabbage Soup Recipe

Kielbasa Cabbage Soup Recipe

Cabbage is plentiful in upstate New York. This is a very hearty soup that will warm up any chilled body. During winter, I like to keep it simmering on the woodstove all day.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1 small head cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, halved, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, saute the cabbage, onion and garlic in oil for 5 minutes or until tender. Combine the water, vinegar and brown sugar; add to cabbage mixture.
  • 2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 60-70 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 256 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 511mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein .

Reviews for Kielbasa Cabbage Soup

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akwilliams1104 42063
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2014

"My family loves this recipe, including the kids. I do sauté the sausage first, to bring out the flavor. I remove the sausage and add the onion, cabbage, and garlic to the drippings, and sauté. I leave out the caraway seeds, because I do not care for them in anything I cook."

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"Excellent. I used balsamic vinegar which gave it a very unique flavor. Everyone asks for the recipe after tasting it."

rkane 34804
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2013

"Excellent!. I used fully cooked chicken sausage with apples and a combination of chicken broth, bouillon and water. I would definitely make this soup again."

Scrumptious Cyn 40256
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"I made this soup tonight and it turned out fantastic! I made some small changes -- used broth instead of water and cole slaw instead of a cabbage head. I rated, reviewed and photographed my version: Thanks for the great recipe!"

duketramp 76162
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"My family loves this soup. It's a winner!"

dnaheish 104571
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012

"Excellent! I used turkey kielbasa, and we had to cook it pretty long over low heat, but the end result was well worth it."

ZestOne 58785
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"FIVE STARS. I am making again today. January 8th, 2012. Last time I made Nov.4th. Everyone love it. Best taste after day old. I thank to my grandma-in-law."

ZestOne 83420
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"I made it and my family loves it. I remembered I made that about 30 years ago with "smoke pork butt" and Kielbasa in slow cooker. It was so good. Try it and you will like it."

hessiljodi 40242
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"I've made this recipe many, many times for my family and friends.... Everyone always seems to love, love, love it!!! It's a good one for a cold fall or winter dinner..."

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