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A bowl of soup with rice, cabbage, and tomatoes.
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5 from 6 votes

Cabbage Roll Soup

This Cabbage Roll Soup is a wholesome and delicious choice for serving on a cold winter night. Lean ground beef, green cabbage, carrots, and rice cook together in a deliciously seasoned broth in one pot to create this hearty stew-like soup.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 216kcal


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup diced white or yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 5 cups coarsely chopped green cabbage
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • 5 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 16 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley for garnish optional


  • In a large pot or Dutch oven heat the olive oil over MEDIUM-HIGH heat. Add the ground beef, onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring to break up the ground beef, for about 4 to 5 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink. Drain the grease from the pot and return it to the heat.
  • Add the cabbage, carrots, beef broth, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, thyme, rice, and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to LOW and simmer for 30 minutes or until the carrot and rice are tender, stirring a couple of times during cooking.
  • At the end of the cooking time, remove and discard the bay leaf. Stir in the parsley and taste and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.


Soup will thicken considerably when refrigerated. Add additional broth or water when reheating to reach desired consistency.


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 902mg | Potassium: 969mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3121IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 3mg