Home > Soups & Stews > Sausage, Potato, and Cabbage Soup Sausage, Potato, and Cabbage Soup January 18, 2018 | 42 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. A thick and hearty sausage, potato, and cabbage soup; a healthy recipe that is packed with flavorful ingredients! Growing up my dad went through a phase where he wanted us kids to eat cabbage in some form every single day. He’d read something about the health benefits of cabbage and I’m certain he thought he could prevent us ever getting sick if we ate it constantly. So he really did prepare cabbage in just about every way imaginable. We complained a lot at first, but over time we eventually got used to the taste. The first time we ever ate cabbage willingly was in a soup very similar to this. One packed with veggies, red potatoes, ground beef, and Italian seasonings. His cabbage and red potato soup was a major hit with my family and I have actually been a cabbage fan ever since! How do you make this Sausage, Potato, and Cabbage Soup? Start by prepping all of the veggies you’ll add to this soup. There are quite a bit of veggies that get a coarse chop: celery, carrots, onion, red potatoes, and cabbage. If you want to cut down on prep time find a pre-chopped mirepoix (celery, carrots, and onion) in the produce section of your local grocery store. Next, cook the sausage in a little bit of olive oil. I use turkey sausage to make this soup healthier but it’s okay to use other types to your liking. I slice the sausage in rounds, but chopping it up into smaller pieces is a great option too. Once the sausage is cooked, remove it to a plate lined with paper towel to absorb some of that excess oil. Now it’s time to add in all those veggies you chopped. I use a little bit of oil + butter to saute the veggies in. Start with the onion, carrot, and celery. Once those are cooked down a bit add in some garlic. Lastly it’s time to add the cabbage. It’s going to feel like you’re adding way too much cabbage to the dish, but it cooks down a lot and it really is the base ingredient in the soup. I also add in some tomatoes — we love getting fire-roasted tomatoes from the grocery store because there is so much more flavor. Add in the seasonings, potatoes, the sausage you cooked earlier, and finally the stock. And now it’s hands-off for a bit! While that soup is simmering you can make some easy sides to go along with the soup. Our favorites: this salad and some crusty sourdough bread! More Delicious Soup Recipes: Crockpot Mexican Street Corn Chowder 20-Minute Chicken Parmesan Soup Crockpot White Chicken Chili FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Sausage, Potato, and Cabbage Soup 4.84 from 18 votes - Review this recipe A thick and hearty sausage, potato, and cabbage soup; a healthy recipe that is packed with flavorful ingredients! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Sausage, Potato, and Cabbage Soup 4.84 from 18 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe A thick and hearty sausage, potato, and cabbage soup; a healthy recipe that is packed with flavorful ingredients! Course Soup Cuisine American Prep Time 25 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 45 minutes Servings 6 -8 servings Calories 200kcal Author Chelsea Ingredients2 tablespoons olive oil, separated13 oz (368g) smoked sausage1 tablespoon unsalted butter1/2 of 1 small (3/4 cup; 100g) yellow onion, diced2 stalks (1/2 cup; 60g) celery, thinly sliced2 large (1 cup; 130g) carrots, peeled and diced1 and 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic3/4ths of 1 full small green cabbage, cut into bite-sized pieces (8 cups; 630g)1 can (14.5 oz.; 411g) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained1 lb. (3 cups; 460g) unpeeled baby red potatoes, diced5-7 cups Swanson chicken stock or broth2 teaspoons EACH: dried oregano, dried basil, Italian seasoning1/4 teaspoon paprika1 bay leafFine sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepperOptional: fresh thymeServe with crusty sourdough bread! InstructionsWarm up 1 tablespoon olive oil to a large stockpot over medium-heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add in the sausage.* Cook for about five minutes, stirring occasionally until the sausage is lightly browned. Transfer the sausage to a paper towel lined plate. Cover with foil and set aside. If there is extra oil left in the pot, drain anything over 1 tablespoon. If there isn't, add in the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the butter.Add in the diced onion, chopped carrots and sliced celery to the pot. Saute over medium heat for about 4-6 minutes and then add in the minced garlic. Saute for another minute and then add in the chopped cabbage. Stir to combine and ensure the bottom veggies aren't getting burned. Cook for another few minutes until the cabbage cooks down just a bit stirring frequently. Add the paprika, dried basil, dried oregano, Italian seasoning, salt & pepper (add to your preference, I add about 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper remembering that stock has a good amount of salt in it)Add the potatoes, fire-roasted tomatoes (undrained), stock (I start with 5 cups and add more as needed up to 7 cups), bay leaf, and cooked sausage. Stir to combine (add stock to just cover everything). Cook until the soup reaches a simmer, then cover the soup, and reduce the heat to medium low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed (any additional salt + pepper).Serve with some crusty bread and fresh thyme as desired. Video Recipe Notes*You can slice the sausage into rounds like in my pictures, OR chop it into smaller pieces if you want a higher "sausage to soup bites" ratio. Nutrition FactsCalories: 200kcal We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.