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!

This Cabbage, Sausage and Potato Soup recipe is hearty and comforting, easy to make, and so savory and delicious. My kind of cabbage soup! | gimmesomeoven.com (Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free)

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.  💛

This Cabbage, Sausage and Potato Soup recipe is hearty and comforting, easy to make, and so savory and delicious. My kind of cabbage soup! | gimmesomeoven.com (Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free)

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

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.

This Cabbage, Sausage and Potato Soup recipe is hearty and comforting, easy to make, and so savory and delicious. My kind of cabbage soup! | gimmesomeoven.com (Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free)

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 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…

This Cabbage, Sausage and Potato Soup recipe is hearty and comforting, easy to make, and so savory and delicious. My kind of cabbage soup! | gimmesomeoven.com (Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free)

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!

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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.
  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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This Cabbage, Sausage and Potato Soup recipe is hearty and comforting, easy to make, and so savory and delicious. My kind of cabbage soup! | gimmesomeoven.com (Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free)

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34 comments on “Cabbage, Sausage and Potato Soup”

  1. I have made this soup for years and it is the best soup EVER! No one in my family likes it, which is okay with me :) Five starts just isn’t enough

    Thanks for sharing

    Rating: 5
  2. From what I learned years ago, black pepper is the seasoning in kielbasa as opposed to paprika in the Hungarian version. That might be why black pepper goes so well with this. This soup is a definite must-make for me. I think there is a food blogger conspiracy going – with you as leader – to get me to become a soup eater. Based on reading this recipe, I’m sure the food blogger conspiracy will win this one. :-D

  3. Yum!! Can’t wait to make! If I do all the steps and put in my slow cooker how long would you suggest cooking?
    My thoughts were 2-3 hrs on low??? Thanks

    • Kathleen, if you do this in your crockpot, I would recommend not sauteeing the cabbage, but adding it with the potatoes and broth at the end, then cooking on low for 2-3 hours. The recipe is good, so it’s worth a try. Will you come back and let us know how it turned out once you try it in your crockpot?

  4. I love cabbage whether it is in slaw or cooked, added to casseroles or soup. I use lemon pepper in many recipes hoping to modify salt intake.

    Rating: 5
  5. I made this using Chicken Sausage by Aidell’s…all natural, no nitrates and fully cooked.
    I chose their Roasted Garlic with Grueyre Cheese Sausage. One of my favorites!
    I sliced it into bite sized pieces and sautéed it with just a smidgen of E V O O until
    browning and proceeded as above…Wonderful!

    Rating: 5
  6. I can’t wait to make this when the temperatures dip back down again (currently sitting at 80° in September in the Midwest!). But it will be a perfect slow cooker soup for a Sunday night. Thank you for the recipe!

  7. I have cabbage and potatoes in my garden right now! So excited to make this soup this weekend.

  8. Yum!! Looks and sounds soooo flavourful and just the ultimate Autumnal soup! We’ll have to see if we can find Kielbasa sausages here in England! :)

    Sochal – The Healthy Social Network

  9. I’m so making this!

  10. OK, so I was going to try to ‘vegetarianize’ this anyway, as a vegetarian of over 20 years, but knowing that your husband is a veg-head makes it a must challenge! I’m going to try it with vegan Kielbasa and I’ll let you know how it goes. It really looks too good not to!

    • Awesome, let me know how it turns out! We use Field Roast sausage regularly around here too, and it holds up fairly well in soups if browned beforehand. :)

  11. Simmering on the stove now, but I snuck a little taste!! So GOOD! Im going to try freezing a portion to see how it does.

    Rating: 5
  12. Ali, I made this tonight. So good! It’s now on our regular rotation. Thanks!

    Rating: 5
  13. Just made this delicious soup! I made a few adjustments due to what was available at the farmers market and my pantry. :) I used beef broth, skipped the celery and doubled the carrots. Came out great! Thank you!

    Rating: 5
  14. i made it at home ,it was awesome,
    Thank you Ali , keep it up.

  15. Soup tasted great ! Never had cooked with leeks , but they have the soup a fresh taste. I also added a dollop of sour cream when I served it, went well together. Thank you for the recipe!

    Rating: 5
  16. This soup is delicious, filling, and easy to make. I had mushrooms on hand and an army to feed, (7 adults) so I added mushrooms. I added red pepper flakes for a little bit more zing. We had a little left for lunch tomorrow.

    I recommend this soup! It’s inexpensive to make, as well as fast.

    Rating: 5
  17. I made this on the weekend. My spousal unit loved it. I took some to knitting group and shared it. Both shop owners asked for the recipe. Shared some with a friend who works at my favorite local restaurant. She wants the recipe. My SU asked me to make it again tonight. Two things: we had no leeks, so I used plain old white onion. Worked fine. When it’s really winter (instead of the 90 degrees we are having right now in northern lower Michigan), I might add a can of white beans to this. This is definitely a “keeper” recipe!

    Rating: 4.5