Spicy Cabbage Soup


Cayenne pepper provides a bit of a bite in this easy and flavorful spicy cabbage soup recipe. Try it with a hunk of crusty bread; you won't be sorry!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • ½ pound bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 quarts low-sodium chicken broth

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ medium head cabbage, cored and coarsely chopped

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained, cut up


  1. Heat a stockpot over medium heat. Cook and stir bacon until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is transparent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in broth, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir cabbage into the stockpot. Simmer until cabbage has wilted, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in stewed tomatoes and liquid. Bring soup to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer, stirring often, for 15 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

134 Calories
6g Fat
12g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 134
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 593mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 35mg 174%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 372mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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