Vegetable Cabbage Soup


Cabbage soup gets a boost of fiber and heartiness with the addition of beans. A simple tomato broth is brightened by fresh herbs and has slight heat from crushed red pepper. Serve with crusty bread.

Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 6 cups chopped green cabbage

  • 2 medium carrots, roughly chopped

  • 2 large celery stalks, chopped

  • 1 (28-ounce) can no-salt-added crushed tomatoes

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added great northern beans, rinsed

  • 8 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

  • ¾ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus torn leaves for garnish

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add cabbage, carrots and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage starts to wilt, about 8 minutes.

  2. Stir in tomatoes, beans, broth, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, uncovered, until the cabbage is tender, about 25 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in parsley and thyme. Garnish with parsley leaves, if desired.

    Vegetable Cabbage Soup
    Photography / Jennifer Causey, Styling / Ali Ramee / Audrey Davis

To make ahead:

Refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

253 Calories
4g Fat
43g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 2 cups
Calories 253
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 16g 57%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Vitamin A 6587IU 132%
Vitamin C 49mg 54%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 86mcg 22%
Vitamin K 118mcg 98%
Sodium 467mg 20%
Calcium 181mg 14%
Iron 5mg 28%
Magnesium 65mg 15%
Potassium 998mg 21%
Zinc 3mg 27%

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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