Cabbage and Smoked Sausage Soup


Even kids who don't care for vegetable soup may enjoy this one. Very good flavor. Sometimes I use crushed tomatoes with garlic, onion, or basil now that they're available. Turkey smoked sausage is great in this recipe!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 head cabbage, cored and coarsely chopped

  • 3 carrots, sliced

  • 3 stalks celery, sliced

  • cup uncooked long grain white rice

  • 1 (15 ounce) can red beans, with liquid

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon

  • salt to taste

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ½ teaspoon crushed dried thyme


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook the onion until lightly browned. Place sausage in the pot, and pour in water. Mix in cabbage, carrots, celery, rice, beans, tomato sauce, and crushed tomatoes. Dissolve bouillon in the mixture. Season with salt, bay leaf, and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and cook at least 1 hour, until vegetables are tender and rice is cooked.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

404 Calories
21g Fat
37g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 404
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 1618mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 69mg 346%
Calcium 154mg 12%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 980mg 21%

* 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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