Cabbage & Sweet Potato Soup with Sausage & Mustard

This warming cabbage soup is packed with flavor. The bratwurst and mustard add savory flavors that are complemented by sweet potatoes and an apple slaw on top that adds sweetness and crunch. Savoy cabbage adds texture to this perfect cold-weather soup.

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Active Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 8 ounces uncooked bratwurst sausage (2 links), casings removed

  • 1 cup chopped fennel

  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion

  • 3 cups shredded Savoy cabbage

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds

  • 4 cups lower-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 10 ounces sweet potato, unpeeled and cubed (1/2-inch; about 2 cups)

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 ½ ounces Gala apple, cut into matchsticks (about 1/2 cup)

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard


  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook, stirring to crumble into bite-size pieces, until browned, about 4 minutes. Add fennel and onion; cook, stirring occasionally and using a wooden spoon to scrape up browned bits from the bottom of the pot, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add cabbage and caraway seeds; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in broth and pepper; bring to a boil over high heat.

  2. Add sweet potato and reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sweet potato is tender, about 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, stir vinegar and honey together in a medium bowl. Fold in apple and dill.

  4. Stir parsley and mustard into the soup. Serve topped with the apple slaw.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate soup for up to 3 days. Assemble apple slaw (Step 3) before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

365 Calories
21g Fat
29g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 3/4 cups
Calories 365
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 13g 26%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Vitamin A 11025IU 221%
Vitamin C 27mg 30%
Vitamin D 25IU 6%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 70mcg 18%
Vitamin K 89mcg 74%
Sodium 771mg 34%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 57mg 14%
Potassium 767mg 16%
Zinc 2mg 18%

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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