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Italian Cabbage Soup

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours


8 servings (2 quarts)

Updated: Feb. 15, 2022
After doing yardwork on a windy day, we love to come in for a light but hearty soup like this one. It's brimming with cabbage, veggies and white beans. Pass the oven-warmed bread! —Jennifer Stowell, Deep River, Iowa
Italian Cabbage Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 small head cabbage (about 1-1/2 pounds), shredded
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. In a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker, whisk together stock and tomato paste. Stir in vegetables, beans, garlic and seasonings. Cook, covered, on low until vegetables are tender, 6-8 hours.
  2. Remove thyme sprigs and bay leaf. If desired, serve with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 111 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 537mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.

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