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Cabbage Soup with Sausage Meatballs

After a month of grazing on Christmas food, I started to crave salads and meals with lots of vegetables. An exercise routine was added to my week as well. Have you ever tried walking/running stairs for 10 minutes? Me neither. I now can reach the 10 minutes without my legs feeling like they are burning up.

I wanted to create a soup that felt a bit lighter and not so heavy. A soup you could eat two bowls of and feel good about it. If you want to skip the whipping cream in this recipe you can.

This is my husband's new favorite soup. He is not a fan of "chick food" but this soup has won his heart.

Cabbage Soup with Sausage Meatballs

Serves 8

1 tablespoon oil

½ large onion, sliced

½ large head cabbage, sliced

2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 garlic cloves, minced

8 cups chicken broth

1 teaspoon dill

1 teaspoon parsley flakes

1 ¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

½ cup heavy whipping cream

sour cream for serving


1 lb. pork sausage

1/3 cup panko bread crumbs

¼ cup milk

1 egg

½ teaspoon parsley flakes

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

In a hot soup pot add oil, then add onion and cabbage. Sauté until cabbage is translucent and starting to show some color. Add potatoes and garlic. Sauté until garlic is fragrant. Add chicken broth, dill, parsley, salt, and pepper. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender. Stir in whipping cream.

In a small bowl mix together meatball ingredients until combined. Using a cookie scoop drop meatballs into simmering soup. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes more.

Serve with sour cream.



I'd love to hear feedback if you make this recipe! I'll take the good and the bad:) Tag recipes on instagram with #hopestable.


Emily Venable
Emily Venable

second time making this soup!!! It’s SO flavorful, easy and cozy.


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