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Creamed Cabbage Soup

Although we live in town, we have a big garden. I love planting flowers and vegetables and watching them grow. I even enjoy pulling weeds...honestly!
  • 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


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

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  • James
    Mar 20, 2020

    Delicious! Had leftovers from a ham and cabbage and carrots left over from St, Patty’s Day, so I made this soup. OMGosh! Am so glad I did! It’s a heart soup and one I will make again and again!

  • MamaTricia
    Sep 4, 2016

    Great soup! I'll definitely make this again!

  • _nlfPA
    Aug 16, 2016

    My family loves creamed cabbage as a side dish, so when I discovered this recipe I had to try it. It went over big with them and they love it on a cold winter day or any other time!

  • ahmom
    Feb 23, 2014


  • TheFamilyChef
    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.

  • donnal777
    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!

  • maratha
    Jun 1, 2010

    will try sausage next time.

  • Joannelemler
    Oct 29, 2009

    Wonderful, it a hit. I modified it by eliminating the ham. I first browned 1 lb. of sausage, then added the vegetables and broth and contined as the recipe stated.