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Bratwurst, Potato and Cabbage Soup

Rated as 4.47 out of 5 Stars

"Italian sausage or regular pork sausage also work well with this soup. Serve hot with chunks of good crusty bread, if desired."
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servings 368
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, saute the sausage for 10 minutes, or until browned and crumbled. Drain well and discard the fat.
  2. In a large pot over high heat, combine the browned sausage, potatoes, onion and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the cabbage, return to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for another 20 minutes. Add 2 1/2 cups of the milk and heat slowly to just under a boil. (Note: Don't try to do this too fast, or the milk will burn on the bottom of the pot.)
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix the flour with the remaining milk, and add to the pot slowly, stirring constantly, so that the flour does not clump. (Note: Make sure you get out all the lumps because they will not cook out on their own.)
  4. When the mixture in the pot thickens, add the cheese and stir off and on until the cheese has melted.


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  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 368 calories; 21.7 26.1 17.9 56 721 Full nutrition

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I added a good dark German beer when I added the cabbage, it gave it a wonderful extra flavor.

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I don't know if I did something wrong but this just did not turn out five-star at all, which really surprised me from the reviews. I tried to follow the recipe exactly. After the first 20 minu...

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I added a good dark German beer when I added the cabbage, it gave it a wonderful extra flavor.

This was delicious! Starts off looking a little weird, but I followed the recipe exactly and it came out great. My finicky 4-year-old, and my husband who despises cabbage, both loved it (me to...

This was great. Filling, cheap to make, easy! I do think, the cabbage is a little overcooked. I would reduce the last 20 minute simmer to about 10. Also, next time, I will find a less spicy saus...

I was looking for a way to use some leftover Bratwurst Patties and did a search for "bratwurst" on this site. What a hit! Wonderful recipe. My whole family ate it up! I substituted 2 cups of shr...

I loved this soup! My girlfriend doesnt eat any soup besides chicken noodle and she loved this soup to. I did changed it up a bit. Along with the bratwurst i also added a half pound of bacon. I...

When I was cooking this it looked odd and I was worried! I added some spices to the recipe. It was delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Substituted broccoli for cabbage, and 1/2 cheddar 1/2 mozzarella for swiss cheese.

Excellent and will definitely make again. I used Turkey Bratwurst and thought it worked well. I also added red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt, soy sauce and replaced 1 cp of water with 1 cu...

I didn't know what to do with the deer bratwurst my husband brought home that had been in the freezer for a year. I used this recipe and added white pepper, cayeene, pepper, some more salt, bee...