Cabbage Roll Soup

Cabbage Roll Soup is guaranteed to be a fall and winter favorite. This delicious soup has all the flavor of traditional baked cabbage rolls.

Cabbage Roll Soup

If you want to use brown rice instead of white rice, cook for 45 minutes instead of 25 minutes.


  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 head cabbage, chopped
  • 32 ounces beef broth
  • 29 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Kosher or sea salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Cook, breaking up the meat, until beef is browned.
  3. Add the onion and garlic cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, except rice, to the pot. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to simmer; cover pot and cook for 1 hour.
  6. Add rice and cook for an additional 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Remove bay leaf and discard.

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