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Hearty Cabbage-Sausage Soup

Hearty Cabbage-Sausage Soup
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min. YIELD: 8 servings (about 2 quarts).


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 small cabbage, chopped (about 10 cups)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Fully Cooked Smoked Sausage Rope, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup milk


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating:
  • Lavina
    Nov 25, 2017

    I followed direction but there was little flavor. I added an extra cup of broth and parsley, onion bbq rub spice and then it tasted much better.

  • JasSuz8
    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
    Dec 31, 1969

    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
    Dec 31, 1969

    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
    Dec 31, 1969

    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
    Mar 3, 2013

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

  • cka
    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
    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
    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
    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.

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