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Not So Boring Cabbage Soup

In a world where cabbage soup often gets a bad rap, let's redefine its narrative.

Serves: 8-10

Prep Time:15 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

This isn't just another restrictive diet recipe and it for sure is not promoting the cabbage soup diet, where "diet" carries a stigma. Join me on transforming cabbage into a vibrant, hearty soup that not only satisfies your taste buds but also contributes to a holistic and healthy lifestyle. We've ditched the diet mentality and embraced the idea that food should be both enjoyable and nourishing.

Cabbage Soup

Whether you're a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, this revitalizing cabbage soup invites you to explore the joy of creating a dish that fuels your body and delights your taste buds. So, ditch the stereotypes, savor the goodness, and embark on a journey to redefine your relationship with cabbage soup.


4 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup onion, diced

1 cup carrots, peeled and chopped

6 cups cabbage, chopped (I buy mine already chopped in a bag to save time!)

2 cans white beans, drained and rinsed

2 cans diced tomatoes

3 tablespoons garlic, minced

1/2 cup tomato paste

2 tablespoons dried Italian seasonings

8 cups vegetable broth

salt and pepper to taste

red pepper flakes (optional)

Havarti cheese (optional - to make hearts or to shred for the top.)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.

  2. Add onions, carrots, celery and garlic, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes.

  3. Pour in vegetable broth, stir in tomato paste and Italian seasoning, and bring to a boil.

  4. Simmer for about 10 minutes.

  5. Stir in cabbage, dump in white beans, and salt and pepper.

  6. Simmer until cabbage is tender for about 10-15 more minutes.

  7. Serve warm and top with adorable cut out Havarti cheese hearts, some shredded cheese, and/or red pepper flakes.

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