Soup recipe with cabbage, fresh spinach, carrots and tomatoes

Cabbage Soup

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

This delicious cabbage soup recipe is actually one that you’re going to love! Tons of vegetables in a flavorful broth that will get you in your daily vegetables and then some!



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste or fresh ginger, finely grated or chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups diced green cabbage
  • 3 cups diced red or purple cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 28 ounce can diced tomatoes with juice


  1. Add the olive oil to a large dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and ground chicken and cook while breaking the chicken up into smaller pieces. Once the chicken is cooked through, add the garlic, ginger and tomato paste. Stir to combine and cook for 2 minutes. (At this point you can transfer to a slow cooker, followed by the rest of the ingredients. See note in recipe card for additional directions)
  2. Add the cabbage, carrots, oregano, salt, onion salt, garlic powder and cumin. Stir together and cover. Cook for 5 minutes, uncover and stir. Pour in the chicken broth and diced tomatoes with juice, stir again and bring to a simmer.
  3. Simmer the soup, uncovered for 30 minutes. (Add cooked grains or cooked pasta or rice at this point if using) Taste for seasonings and serve.

Recipe Notes

After step 1, add the chicken mixture to a slow cooker that’s been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir and cook on low for 8 hours and on high for 4 hours. Add cooked rice, pasta or grains at the last 10 minutes of the cooking time.

If you’re making this Cabbage Soup without the ground chicken, cook the onions and garlic in a skillet, stir in the tomato paste and then transfer to a slow cooker with the remaining ingredients.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American