Cabbage, Sausage and Potato Soup

This Cabbage, Sausage and Potato Soup recipe is totally hearty and comforting, full of the best savory flavors, easy to make, and it’s guaranteed to warm you right up!

Cabbage, Sausage and Potato Soup Recipe

Guys, this soup.

It’s only the middle of September, and I have already made it three times this past month.  And when I say three times, keep in mind that I’m now married to a handsome vegetarian who won’t come anywhere near this one.  Which means this huge, simmering, delicious pot of soup (plus leftovers) are exclusively for Yours Truly.


And I still can’t get enough of it!

This is probably due in part to the fact that I’m about 30 years late to the party that is cabbage soup.  I’m not sure why, but our family never grew up eating it, and for years I used to only think of it only in terms of those crazy fad diets, and never really tried a good bowl until a few years ago.  But the second I did — oh man, guys — it was cabbage soup love at first bite.  Especially when you add some smoked kielbasa sausage to the picture, and some hearty potatoes, and lots of savory and garlicky seasonings — this feel-good, hearty, savory, delicious soup is comfort food to the max.

I wish I squeeze you all around my table and ladle you up a steaming bowl for yourself right now.  But instead, I’m just going to beg you to stir up a pot for yourself.  Because this soup = magic.  💛

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And the good news?  It’s also incredibly easy to make!

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Begin with your starring ingredient — a small head of green cabbage.  We’re going to use it all in this pot of soup.  And even though it’s going to turn into a small mountain of greens once it has been chopped, don’t worry, because it’ll all wilt down once we add it to the soup.

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The second most important ingredient here is a good package of kielbasa sausage.  Really, you can use just about any kind of smoked sausage here (or even bratwurst).  But I’m partial to kielbasa here with its smoky, garlicky flavors (that usually include caraway, too).  You’re welcome to use traditional pork sausage here, or chicken or turkey or vegan sausage.  You pick.

Begin by sautéing the sausage for a few minutes in a large stockpot (affiliate link) until it is lightly browned.  Then transfer it to a separate plate to save for later.

Sauté the rest of your veggies and all of that cabbage, then add the remaining ingredients and let the soup simmer until those potatoes are nice and tender.  Season with salt and pepper (I recommend extra black pepper with this one), and soon enough…

Cabbage, Sausage and Potato Soup

these delicious bowls of cabbage soup will be yours to serve and enjoy.

Hope you love this one as much as I do, friends!

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Cabbage, Sausage and Potato Soup

This Cabbage, Sausage and Potato Soup recipe is nice and hearty and comforting, it’s full of the best savory flavors, and it’s guaranteed to warm you right up!


  • 1 pound kielbasa sausage*, sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 medium leeks, sliced into ⅛ inch rounds, white and pale green parts only
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 small green cabbage, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 pound red potatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Kosher salt and freshly-cracked black pepper


  1. Add sausage to a large stockpot and cook over medium-heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring and flipping occasionally, until the sausage is lightly browned.  Use a slotted spoon to transfer the sausage to a separate plate, and set aside.
  2. Add the olive oil, leeks, carrots and celery to the pan, and stir to combine.  Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Then add the cabbage and garlic, and sauté for 4 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the stock, potatoes, Italian seasoning, bay leaf, cooked sausage, and stir to combine.  Continue cooking until the soup reaches a simmer.  Then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked and tender.  Taste and season with a few generous pinches of salt and black pepper as needed.  (Also, depending on how seasoned your sausage is, feel free to stir in a extra few teaspoons of Italian seasoning if you think it needs some extra flavor.  A pinch of crushed red pepper flakes will also help bring out the flavors.)
  4. Serve warm.  Or refrigerate in sealed containers for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

*Feel free to use traditional kielbasa sausage, or any kind of smoked pork, chicken, turkey, or vegan sausage that you’d like.  (Bratwurst also works!)

**If making this recipe gluten-free, be sure to double-check that your sausage is certified GF.

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  1. Mad this for lunch today & served with 1 point cornbread muffins. Yummy!!!

    Rating: 5
  2. This soup is very good! I went right by the recipe! Will definitely be making this again soon! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

    Rating: 5
  3. We made this recipe. Easy to make, and great food to enjoy. Awesome

  4. It was tummy. The smell was great as it was cooking and the flavors worked well together.

    Rating: 4
  5. I made this today for my husband and I- he is picky with his soups and stews and LOVED it! We let it simmer for 15 then kept it on the burner on low for about 20 minutes. It was perfect. Thanks for this gem!

    Rating: 5
  6. Made this today and it was delicious!

    Rating: 5
  7. This soup is delicious!!!!! I love it!!!!

  8. This is great tasting soup! My daughter can’t take spicy food at the moment so her husband and I added salt and garlic to our bowls which made it really yummy

    Rating: 4
  9. the best soup, everyone loved it..

    Rating: 5
  10. This recipe delivers all that is described. I added additional broth due to using additional veggies and it was amazing

    Rating: 5
  11. This was delicious! We browned the kielbasa a little more and those pieces were the best in the soup. Also served over a hunk of dense bread. So good!

    Rating: 5
  12. hi,i made this soup today,so so good, my kitchen smells great……it is yummy

    Rating: 5
  13. So good!!! I prepped the leeks and carrots the night before. If I had more time I would have prepared more of the veggies ahead of time just to make it just that much easier. However, this is super easy to make. I cooked everything right in my giant soup pot. Seriously, so in love with this soup. Served with store bought potato rolls.

    Rating: 5
  14. Made this soup tonight and it was a hit. It was a little bland for me but I added a bit of spicy brown mustard to my bowl and it was perfect!

    Rating: 4
  15. I tried this recipe tonight, it was very tasty! I added more salt and a little more pepper plus the red pepper flakes.

    Rating: 5
  16. It’s a cold day here in Friendswood Texas. I decided to make a pot of this soup, We love it. Served with crackers and cheddar cheese! Thank you for creating a perfect soup.

    Rating: 5
  17. I made this a couple of weeks ago and just got back from the grocery store to get all I need to make it again tomorrow. One thing in particular that is great about this soup is that it actually tastes even better on the second or third day. Be sure to make some cornbread or corn muffins with it. It is delicious, especially during cold weather.

    Rating: 5
  18. IT is the bomb. My family LOVES it.

    Rating: 5
  19. How long in an Instant Pot?

  20. Good Taste except I added a 6 oz can of tomato paste. Excellent!

    Rating: 4
  21. This was absolutely delicious – the perfect warming soup for a cold fall night. I was a little afraid I was the only one who would like it (picky eaters who don’t like cabbage or leeks or sausage), but every single person gobbled it up! Thank you!

    Rating: 5
  22. The temperature outside tonight was in the upper 20’s. I made this tonight hoping it would be a warm, hearty, and filling dinner. It was perfect!! I added about 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper just to spice it up. This was the first of many times that I will make this soup. THank you so much for sharing it!

    Rating: 5
  23. Made this soup today and it is wonderful,its a keeper for time i will double it everyone wanted more, YUM! & Ty for the recipe :)

    Rating: 5
  24. This is so good! I just made it today, and even my 12 year old said it was great. I added a lot of vegetables, so had to increase the amount of stock. Also used half bone broth, half stock for additional health benefits. Because of the sodium in the sausage and stock, I did not add any extra salt, and don’t think it needs it. Agree that it is better with a bit of heat, I used red pepper flakes. Thanks for this recipe!

    Rating: 5
  25. The best tasting cabbage soup. I going to have to share it , I already committed to it . Will make it again.

    Rating: 5
  26. Very hearty soup! I love how everything works together. I did add sweet sausage, red onion and red cabbage as well. I had to make it my own. Will definitely be making this again.

    Rating: 5
  27. We loved this soup, thank you!

    Rating: 5
  28. This soup is excellent! You must use a good quality smoked sausage or kielbasa though to get that good smokey flavor. I also needed to add more broth….probably close to 10 cups total not 6 as the recipe states.

    Rating: 5