This is a hearty main dish soup. Goes great on a cold winter night with a loaf of hot bread. Serve over orzo pasta, or your favorite soup noodle.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the chicken broth, celery, carrots, onion, garlic, cabbage, barley, ham and parsley in a large pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

203.4 calories; protein 11.3g 23% DV; carbohydrates 31.5g 10% DV; fat 4.6g 7% DV; cholesterol 22.3mg 7% DV; sodium 604.8mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2008
Very different from what I'm used to making. Its very filling and I personnally don't think it needs the added noodles. I only used half a head of cabbage and used a full cup of barley. Threw in in 2 bay leaves while the soup was simmering and used oregeno instead of parsley. I used low sodium chicken broth and still found the soup to be a little too salty. Next time I will use less broth and add a little more water. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2011
Husband liked it a lot but no one else did. Read More
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117 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 76
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2008
Very different from what I'm used to making. Its very filling and I personnally don't think it needs the added noodles. I only used half a head of cabbage and used a full cup of barley. Threw in in 2 bay leaves while the soup was simmering and used oregeno instead of parsley. I used low sodium chicken broth and still found the soup to be a little too salty. Next time I will use less broth and add a little more water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2003
This is absolutely awesome. It was so simple to make and the taste is very original! We served it with garlic french bread Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
This soup was excellent. I was looking for a recipe to use leftover ham and found this. The only modification I made was to add some potatoes. My family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2005
I used ham soup base and left out the ham and carrots. I also just cut up the cabbage rather than shred it. My soup was a real success with my family. Very good. Deliciousioso!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
I was pleasantly surprised at how flavorful and hearty this soup was. It had a pleasant sweetness to it and no bitterness from the cabbage or celery at all. I thought I might have to add spices but no the flavors of the ingredients really carry themselves. It tasted even better after a day of rest in the fridge. I'll be using this again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2004
This is a very good recipe. I guess you could say we cut it in half and adapted to our taste. I used 1 lb of chopped smoked sausage that I sauteed with the onions celery and carrots. Added 3 cans of chicken broth along with 1 can of cream of chicken soup along with approx 2 cups of water. We also added bay leaves and fresh basil along with fresh ground pepper and a bit of salt. This mixture simmered on low heat for about 30 - 45 minutes stirring every couple of minutes. Added 1/2 large head of shredded cabbage and cooked until tender. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2008
This is one of the best soups I've ever had, and may even top the Old Fashioned Potato Soup I got off of this place!! For some reason, the local grocery store didn't have barley, so instead of going on a hunt for it, I decided to do without. This is AMAZING!!! I would recommend it to anyone! As a fan of pepper, I added a bit of fresh cracked black pepper, and it seemed to work wonderfully!! Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2007
This was a tasty and healthy soup. Very easy too just throw everything together and let it simmer away. I added two potatoes peeled cut in half and thinly sliced. They broke up during the long cooking time and helped thicken the soup nicely. This made a HUGE pot of soup! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
This cabbage soup was absolutely DELICIOUS!!! My husband and grandson both loved it. My grandson doesn't like cabbage but he still ate it and even ate most of the cabbage in it. I left out the barley to make it lower carb and I added an extra clove of garlic and a little Mrs. Dash for more flavor. I will make it again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2011
Husband liked it a lot but no one else did. Read More
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