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Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup

This crockpot cabbage soup is not only delicious and flavorful but chock full of vegetables with lots of fiber and is very satisfying. All you need to do is dump everything in the slow cooker and let it do the work for you!

Ladle of cabbage soup.
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Healthy Crockpot Soup

I don’t know about you, but I crave all the soup recipes when it’s cold outside. I’ve been trying to eat healthier, so I’ve been making more vegetable soups like this one recently.

This cabbage soup AKA weight loss soup is a great way to get your daily vegetables in with little calories similar to this green smoothie. It’s an easy healthy dinner idea that is actually very satisfying. It’s whole 30-friendly, vegetarian, vegan, and zero points for weight watchers. It’s pretty much great for any lifestyle. Whenever I’m trying to lose weight (especially after I’ve had babies), this crockpot cabbage soup always makes its way into my meal rotation!

Cabbage Soup Diet

Have you heard of the cabbage soup diet? You can read more about it here, but basically, it is a short-term diet (cleanse) where you eat this cabbage soup for lunch and dinner and add in some other foods such as fruit and grains.

It’s definitely not long-term sustainable, but it might be good to kick-start a diet for a couple of days. I’ve never done it before (I think I would get bored honestly), but I love the soup! It’s so good for you and tastes delicious. Even my kids will eat it. I wouldn’t say they “LOVE IT,” but they’ll definitely eat it over raw vegetables any day. ;)

Recipe Ingredients

Adding in fresh vegetables with all the best ingredients, this cabbage soup is known to be a real hit! Getting all your daily vegetables in one meal is a masterpiece. You will love the intense flavor and the delicious taste of all the vegetables combined! No one will even know it is so healthy!

Cabbage soup ingredients in a crockpot.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

  • Vegetables: Cut and chop all the vegetables evenly to help them cook together. The celery, onion, cabbage, green beans, bell pepper, zucchini and carrots are all fresh and produce that needs to be chopped ahead of time.
  • Tomato: Grab a can of diced tomatoes and add to the slow cooker. This will help save time but it also can be flavored to add in more depth to your healthy dinner.
  • Tomato paste: Thicken your soup with a bit of flavor in the cabbage soup.
  • Italian seasoning: Always an easy favorite to add several seasonings at once.
  • Garlic: This adds in a subtle hint of earthy flavors with a nutty and raw flavoring.
  • Broth: Pick from nonfat vegetable broth, beef broth, or chicken broth.
  • Salt and pepper: Add a little or more depending on your tastebuds!

How to Make Cabbage Soup

This cabbage is a simple soup to make! It is a dump-and-go soup the slow cooker does all the work. Chopping all the vegetables may take a few extra minutes but it is worth the flavor and deliciousness. Take your time slowly cooking this or speed it up to have dinner in less than 4 hours! This is going to be your favorite slow-cooker soup!

Showing how to make cabbage soup in a 4 step collage.
  • Chop and prepare. Place all of the chopped vegetables in the bottom of the slow cooker base.
  • Tomatoes and seasoning. Add in the diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Next sprinkle the Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper over the vegetables.
  • Cook time. Pour in the broth. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 7-8 hours, or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Serve. Add more salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and enjoy!

Tips and Variations

Create the best cabbage soup you love with these extra tips and variations. Make this soup even healthier, add in protein with beans, or spice it up a bit! Keep the same great flavor and base and make it your own.

  • Vegetables: You can absolutely substitute vegetables with this soup, however, you want to end up with about 8 cups of vegetables. I like to avoid starchy vegetables, like potatoes… however you can definitely add them in. It makes it a little heartier.
  • Broth: Vegetable, beef, or chicken broth all taste great in this recipe. You can also add in a can of V-8 juice or tomato juice to thicken it up and add more flavor.
  • Beans: Sometimes I’ll add in a can of kidney or northwestern beans as well to make it go a little further. It adds a delicious flavor too.
  • Meat: There’s nothing stopping you from adding in some cooked hamburger or shredded chicken to thicken the consistency and make it more hearty.
  • Spice: If you like heat, sprinkle in some red pepper flakes, cayenne, taco seasoning or a little bit of chili powder. You can also use fire-roasted diced tomatoes for an extra kick.

Recipe FAQs

Is cabbage soup good for weight loss?

It is a healthy soup that can be a part of a great diet plan. This soup is known as the cabbage soup diet and can cause weight loss. It is best to know all the information before starting a diet.

What is cabbage soup good for?

Cabbage soup is a great source of vitamins, folate, fiber, and magnesium. It will help reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol.

Can you overcook cabbage soup?

Yes, you can! This cabbage soup does not need to be cooked too long. The cabbage will become limp and smell unpleasant.

Do you remove the outer layer of cabbage?

Yes! It is best to remove the outer layer of cabbage before chopping. The outer layer of cabbage is usually used in salads or coleslaw.

Cabbage soup in a crockpot.

How to Store Cabbage Soup

The beauty of slow cooker recipes is that they make a lot, so you’re bound to have leftovers. This soup makes a great lunch the next day or freezer meal for a busy weeknight. It will stay fresh in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. It will also keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw before reheating, then enjoy!

Ladle full of cabbage soup.

Are you looking for more slow cooker recipes?! Try this favorite chicken enchilada soup, classic enchilada chicken soup, or this turkey chili that is a delicious twist!

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Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
This crockpot cabbage soup is not only delicious and flavorful but chock full of vegetables with lots of fiber and is very satisfying. All you need to do is dump everything in the slow cooker and let it do the work for you!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 4 hrs
Total Time: 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2-3 cups chopped green cabbage
  • 1-2 cups sliced green beans
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped or shredded carrots
  • 1 small zucchini , diced
  • 1 bell pepper , chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes (can use Italian or basil for more flavor)
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt , to taste
  • Ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1 (32-ounce) package nonfat vegetable broth, beef broth, or chicken broth

Instructions

  • In a slow cooker, add onion, cabbage, green beans, celery, carrot, zucchini, and bell pepper. Stir in the diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and pepper over the vegetables. Add the broth.
  • Cook on high 4 to 5 hours or on low 7 to 8 hours, or until the vegetables are tender. Add more salt and pepper, to taste. Ladle into bowls and enjoy!

Notes

Variations:
  • Vegetables: You can absolutely substitute vegetables with this soup, however, you want to end up with about 8 cups of vegetables. I like to avoid starchy vegetables, like potatoes… however you can definitely add them in. It makes it a little heartier.
  • Broth: Vegetable, beef, or chicken broth all taste great in this recipe. You can also add in a can of V-8 juice or tomato juice to thicken it up and add more flavor.
  • Beans: Sometimes I’ll add in a can of kidney or northwestern beans as well to make it go a little further. It adds a delicious flavor too.
  • Meat: There’s nothing stopping you from adding in some cooked hamburger or shredded chicken to thicken the consistency and make it more hearty.
  • Spice: If you like heat, sprinkle in some red pepper flakes, cayenne, taco seasoning or a little bit of chili powder. You can also use fire-roasted diced tomatoes for an extra kick.
Storing: Store in an airtight container in the fridge up to 4 days.
Freezing: Store in an airtight container in the freezer up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight then reheat on the stove or in the microwave. 

Nutrition

Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 387mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3465IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American

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