Sausage, Cabbage & Root Vegetable Soup


In this French-style healthy soup recipe, sausage, cabbage and root vegetables simmer together to make a comforting and healthy meal. Serve the soup piping hot with grated Parmesan cheese on the side. Like most soups, the flavors are even better if it's made a day ahead.

Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage, mild or spicy, casings removed

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • teaspoon salt

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

  • 2 medium carrots, diced (1/2 inch)

  • 2 small turnips, peeled and diced (1/2 inch)

  • 1 medium celery root, peeled and diced (1/2 inch)

  • 1 large Yukon Gold potato, peeled and diced (1/2 inch)

  • 10 cups very thinly sliced green cabbage (about 1/2 medium head)

  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

  • ¾ cup dry white wine

  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomato

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, stirring frequently, until well browned, about 10 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel to drain.

  2. Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, onion, garlic, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until starting to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add carrots, turnips, celery root and potato and cook, stirring once or twice, until starting to get tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Add cabbage; cook until starting to wilt, about 2 minutes. Return the sausage to the pot and stir in broth, wine, tomato, rosemary and thyme. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook for 1 hour.

  3. Uncover and simmer for 15 minutes to reduce the broth and intensify the flavor of the soup. Taste and add more pepper if desired. Serve topped with Parmesan.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

315 Calories
11g Fat
31g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size about 1 3/4 cups
Calories 315
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 21g 42%
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Vitamin A 2936IU 59%
Vitamin C 54mg 60%
Folate 65mcg 16%
Sodium 664mg 29%
Calcium 162mg 12%
Iron 3mg 15%
Magnesium 62mg 15%
Potassium 1089mg 23%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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