Are you familiar with the cabbage soup diet? This was one of those insane fad diets that required you to eat only one thing (cabbage soup), and then you would lose weight. Although I wouldn’t say I like that diet, I love the cabbage soup recipe. Why? It’s simply delicious. Yes, I was also surprised. It was bland the first time I tried the famous diet cabbage soup, but it was so delicious and comforting that I kept coming back for more. It was so good that I ate it multiple times because I wanted. It has been a winter staple in my home ever since.

Is CABBAGE SOUP healthy?

Although I won’t tell you that cabbage soup can “detox” or help you lose weight, it is full of vegetables.

This soup All you can eat Cabbage soup is my nickname. It’s a joke reference to the old fad, but seriously, you can eat as much or as little as you like. You can eat as much as you like. You will get more good stuff. Guess what? You’ll be amazed at how affordable this cabbage soup is! This cabbage soup is so delicious that you can eat as much as your heart desires!


There are many variations of the classic cabbage soup diet, but all versions have one thing in common: they’re full of non-starchy veggies and simmer in a delicious herb-filled broth. To make my broth more tomatoey, I added some tomato sauce. Although V8 is sometimes used, tomato sauce is cheaper, especially if you only need a small amount. To brighten it up, I added some smoked paprika to the mixture.


The very large amount of this recipe makes it difficult to eat it all in five days. Divide the soup into portions and chill in the fridge for at least two hours before transferring it to the freezer. You can keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months.


You can make flexible soup recipes. For example, you can add some protein to the soup to fill it more. These are just a few of the great ingredients that you can add to your soup:

  • Beans (cannellini beans, chickpeas and kidney beans).
  • Ground beef (or my Beef & Cabbage Soup).
  • Italian sausage
  • Cubed tofu (extra-firm)
  • Shredded chicken


This super-healthy, vegetable-filled cabbage soup is not for you! It tastes amazing!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Servings: Each 2 cups


  • 1 yellow onion (0.32)
  • 4 cloves of garlic ($0.32)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil ($0.16)
  • 4 carrots ($0.57)
  • 4 ribs celery ($0.50
  • 1 green bell pepper ($0.69)
  • 1 28oz. can diced tomatoes ($1.00)
  • 1 8oz. can tomato sauce ($0.34)
  • 1/2 lb. frozen green beans ($0.67)
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley ($0.23)
  • 1/2 Tbsp smoked paprika ($0.15)
  • 1 tsp dried Oregano ($0.10)
  • 1/2 tsp dried Thyme ($0.05).
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper ($0.02)
  • 6 cups chopped cabbage, 1/2 head ($1.14)
  • 6 cups vegetable broth ($0.78)
  • One teaspoon salt ($0.05).
  • 1 Tbsp of lemon juice ($0.04)


  • Chop the onion and mince garlic. Place the onion, garlic and olive oil in large support and heat on medium heat until the onions become soft.
  • While the garlic and onion are cooking, peel the carrots and chop the celery. Meanwhile, dice the bell pepper. The carrot, celery and bell pepper should be added to the pot. Continue to saute while you measure the remaining ingredients.
  • Mix diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, frozen green bean, chopped parsley and thyme. Stir and cook the cabbage while you chop it.
  • Cut the cabbage into 1-inch pieces. Stir the vegetable broth into the cabbage and mix well.
  • Cover the pot with a lid and bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer the soup, occasionally stirring, until it reaches the desired tenderness.
  • Season the soup once the cabbage has become tender. Start with 1/2 teaspoon salt and then increase to taste. Add the lemon juice to the soup and stir it together. Serve the soup hot with some crusty bread for dipping.