Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup

September 20, 2019

Deliciously filling Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup has all the delightful flavors of Classic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, without all the work. It’s hearty, beefy, and it’s full of flavor. Made with lean ground beef, ground pork, and veal, rice, green cabbage, and tomatoes sauce and cooked on the stovetop in about thirty-five minutes plus prep time. 

Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup is one of the recipes that bring back fond memories from my childhood. I loved the Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, my Mom and Aunt made. So delicious. I can remember observing them mix the filling, stuff the green cabbage leaves and roll them like perfect little soldiers before placing them in a considerable Roasting pan; remember the old-timey ones that resemble the pot below?

 

 

Deliciously filling Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup has all the wonderful flavors of Classic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, without all the fuss. It's hearty, beefy, and it's full of flavor.I enjoy a more significant cut of cabbage in my soup, but you can always chop your cabbage to your preference. I love a more chunky soup and less broth in my bowl. Yes, you caught me; I want all the soup goodies to myself. Don’t judge. (Laughing out loud) I’m betting I’m not the only one that does it either–*Wink-Wink*

I remember the first time I saw this recipe being made on the Food Network Channel, Rachael Ray was making it in her little green retro looking kitchen back in I want to say, 2008. At first, I was wondering what the heck she was doing to such a beautiful classic recipe. My second thought is I want to make this concoction, but would my family start banging on about how it looked like Slop in a Pot? The dreaded name they give anything that doesn’t look put together.

 

 

 

Deliciously filling Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup has all the wonderful flavors of Classic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, without all the fuss. It's hearty, beefy, and it's full of flavor.I decided back in 2008 to make use of Rachael’s Rays, “Stuffed Cabbage Stoup recipe” I made a few changes over the years to make it more like the yummy cabbage rolls my mom and aunt used to make when I was a child, but the idea is still the same when it comes right down to it. It’s always a delicious, flavorful, filling meal every time!

Some of the ingredients Rachael Ray used, I kept, some I tossed, some I changed, and the recipe just kept evolving into what it is today, 11 years later. Now don’t get me wrong; her version is outstanding. Hands down, I give her credit for this beautiful idea because I can say, I would have never thought of this fantastic recipe on my own! That’s for sure, my friends.

 

The ingredients Rachael used in her Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • raw white rice
  • chicken stock
  • A combination of beef, pork, and veal
  • allspice
  • coriander
  • smoked paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • One bay leaf
  • Chopped onion
  • Minced garlic
  • carrot
  • Savoy cabbage
  • diced tomatoes 
  • tomato sauce
  • flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • dill

 

 

 

 

 

Deliciously filling Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup has all the wonderful flavors of Classic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, without all the work. It's hearty, beefy, and it's full of flavor. Made with lean ground beef, ground sausage, rice, green cabbage, and tomatoes sauce and cooked on the stovetop in about thirty-five minutes plus prep time.Just out of curiosity, how many of you used to watch the Food Network Channel? Who was your favorite Food Network Star? I always love to hear from your readers about your likes and dislikes. I loved that channel and used to watch it religiously back in the early and mid-2000s. Some of my favorites to watch were Rachael Ray, Paula Deen, and Emeril Lagasse. Be sure to tell me in the comments section below!

 

 

 

Deliciously filling Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup has all the wonderful flavors of Classic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, without all the fuss. It's hearty, beefy, and it's full of flavor.

 

 

 

Ingredients needed for Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup

  • Two tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • One large yellow onion
  • Five cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef, browned
  • 1/4 pound ground pork, browned
  • 1/4 pound ground veal, browned
  • Six cups Beef Stock
  • 4-5 cups chopped green cabbage
  • 2-15-ounce cans of organic stewed tomatoes, chopped
  • 1-15-ounce organic tomato sauce
  • Two bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Two tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • One teaspoon caraway seeds, optional but recommended
  • Kosher salt, to own taste
  • Black Pepper, to own flavor
  • 1 cup of raw rice, cooked

 

 

 

 

If you noticed in comparing versions

  1. I did not use the allspice or Coriander in my version of the Stuffed Cabbage Soup, you can always feel free to add it, but I prefer mine without it.
  2. I also prefer Beef stock instead of chicken stock.
  3. I prefer Organically stewed tomatoes and tomatoes instead of canned diced tomatoes and sauce.
  4. Caraway seeds have been added to add another layer of flavor.

 

 

 

 

 

Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup

Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup

hmccallum
Deliciously filling Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup has all the wonderful flavors of Classic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, without all the work.

4.97 from 27 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
0 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 138 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 large Onion chopped
  • 5 cloves Garlic minced
  • ½ pound Lean ground beef browned
  • ¼ pound Ground Pork browned
  • ¼ pound Ground veal browned
  • 6 cups Beef Stock may sub vegetable or chicken stock
  • 4-5 cups Green cabbage chopped
  • 2-15- ounce Containers of Organic stewed tomatoes chopped, may sub organic diced tomatoes
  • 1-15- ounce Container of Organic tomato sauce
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • ½ cup Flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh dill chopped
  • teaspoons Paprika I do not recommend smoked
  • 1 teaspoon Caraway seeds optional, but recommended
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • Black pepper to own taste
  • 1 cup Raw rice cooked

Instructions
 

  • Place a large Dutch oven or Soup Pot on medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and once heated add the chopped onion, cook 3 minutes before adding the minced garlic, cook 1-2 minutes then add the combination of ground meat to the pot. This step should take only about 12-15 minutes
  • Meanwhile, in a small pot cook 1 cup of raw white rice following the package directions for less water method of cooking rice; while the meat is browning in the Soup Pot. Once done remove the rice from the heat source and reserve the rice until needed. Be sure to start this when you start browning the meat.
  • Once the combination of meat has been browned and no longer pink, add the beef stock, organic stewed tomatoes, organic tomato sauce, bay leaves, flat-leaf parsley, fresh dill, paprika, caraway seeds, kosher salt, and black pepper. Bring to a good simmer and cook 15 minutes before adding cooked white rice. Simmer 5-6 minutes more before serving.
  • Check the seasoning at this time and add more kosher salt and ground pepper if need be.
  • Serve while hot with crusty bread and a side salad to complete your meal.

Hint:

  • Store in the refrigerator overnight before serving and the flavor is amazing!

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 13gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 323mgPotassium: 510mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 313IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cabbage Stoup, Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup, Unstuffed Cabbage Soup
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Deliciously filling Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup has all the wonderful flavors of Classic Stuffed Cabbage Rolls, without all the work. It's hearty, beefy, and it's full of flavor. Made with lean ground beef, ground sausage, rice, green cabbage, and tomatoes sauce and cooked on the stovetop in about thirty-five minutes plus prep time.

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48 Comments

  • Reply
    Marta
    September 2, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    At least two Sundays a month, my mother would make cabbage rolls. I haven’t had them since I was a kid, up until today, when I made your Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup.I’m excited to make this for my parents when I visit.

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    Kerri
    September 2, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    This is one of our favorite soups! It’s so hearty and comforting especially as the weather cools down!

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    Sandra Shaffer
    September 1, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Now this is pure comfort food and hit the spot! Slop in a pot – Haha – I’m going to be using that description more often. Love your updates. Yes to the beef stock, and yes to the caraway seeds. The unique taste is delicious!

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    HEATHER PERINE
    September 1, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    OMG I’m so glad I found this recipe! I grew up stuffed cabbage rolls, but making them is always so labor intensive. I’m so glad I found this soup version so I can enjoy all those flavors I remember fondly with no fuss!

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    Veena Azmanov
    February 22, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    This is definitely a comforting meal. Delicious and filling. Awesome combinations too.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      February 24, 2020 at 12:11 pm

      Thank you Ms. Veena!So glad you enjoyed the Cabbage Roll Soup

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    Tisha
    February 22, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    I’m pretty sure I remember watching that exact same Rachel Ray episode! Stuffed cabbage roll soup is so hearty and filling. Makes for a perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day.

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      hmccallum
      February 24, 2020 at 12:10 pm

      Hey there Tisha- I used to watch the food network so much in early 2000- 2010. I kind of dies out a little when everyone changed and so did the cooking show hosts. This soup is great though.

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    Chris Collins
    February 22, 2020 at 11:05 am

    This Stuffed cabbage is one of my absolute favourite meals! Total comfort food that’s always a winner, your version is delicious!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      February 24, 2020 at 12:08 pm

      Aww, thank you, Chris! That comment made my day.

  • Reply
    Kim
    February 22, 2020 at 10:45 am

    We Love this Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup! It was so easy to make and flavorful. I’ll definitely be making it again sometime in the near future!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      February 24, 2020 at 12:07 pm

      Good morning and thank you, Kim. So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe.

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    Jenn
    February 22, 2020 at 10:24 am

    I LOVE cabbage rolls but don’t like all the fuss of making them. This soup was a delicious alternative, and to keep it more keto-friendly, I just omitted the rice. Lots of flavor, and the kids even ate the cabbage – double win!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      February 24, 2020 at 12:07 pm

      Hey there Ms. Jenn—me too! Cabbage rolls are awesome and I love this soup for that reason. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    Farah Abu Maizar
    September 23, 2019 at 1:14 am

    This Stuffed Cabbage Roll Soup looks so hearty and delicious! I can’t wait to try this when the weather gets a little chillier. Thanks for the recipe with your adaptations!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      September 26, 2019 at 11:10 am

      Thank you so much, Farah! I really hope you get a chance to make it when the weather cools a bit.

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