Cabbage Roll Soup Recipe [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 9 reviews

Beef Cabbage Recipes Soups and Stews

Cook time Cook time: 40 minutes

Cabbage Roll Soup is hearty and filled with flavorful cabbage rolls. A perfect comfort dish filled with ground beef and veggies to enjoy during the colder winter days. 

This is such an easy and classic dinner that everyone should give it a try. You can also try our Slow Cooker Taco Soup, Ham and Bean Soup, and Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. Zoup! provided me with the product for the purpose of this post, as well as compensation for my time. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are mine.

Easy Cabbage Roll Soup

If you are looking to enjoy a delicious comfort dish, that is easy to make, then this Cabbage Roll Soup is it! It is the type of meal that you can enjoy during fall or winter times. It is guaranteed to warm up your souls. There is nothing like a bowl of warm, homemade soup!

Also, the flavors are amazing, and you also get a fair amount of protein from the ground beef. It is made in one pan, so you do not need to worry about cleaning too many dishes. This is a family-friendly meal that is also full of vitamins and proteins. 

This has all the great flavors of traditional Cabbage Soup, without all the fuss. A premium beef broth like Zoup!’s escalates the flavors to a different level. Give it a try, and you will see why this is one of the best soups to enjoy during the winter times. It’s hearty, beefy, and full of veggies.

How do You Make Cabbage Roll Soup?

For the exact ingredient list and step by step guidelines, please see the recipe card below. Also, watch the short video tutorial attached above. However, the general steps are as follows:

  • Brown the beef: We like using 90% ground beef. On a skillet, over medium-high heat, brown the meat along with some chopped onions. Once browned, transfer the reserved fat into a pot. 
  • Saute the veggies: Next, saute the veggies, such as tomato, and carrots. 
  • Combine the ingredients: Once you browned the meat and sauteed the veggies, add the broth to the pot. I used Zoup! Good, Really Good® Beef Bone Broth to add maximum flavor to this recipe! Along with it, add the rest of the ingredients, including rice, spices, and cabbage. Then, cover and simmer until the rice is tender, for about 25 minutes. 
  • Serve: Enjoy warm, and garnish with some chopped parsley.

How to make Crockpot Cabbage Roll Soup?

This easy and delicious recipe can also be made in the slow cooker. First, simply brown the meat on the stovetop. Then, drain the fat and add the spices and onions. After, add all remaining ingredients to the slow cooker and stir to combine. 

Cover the lid, and cook on HIGH for about 3-4 hours, or on LOW for 6-7 hours, or until the rice is properly cooked. 

How to make it in the Instant Pot?

Alternatively, this dish can be made in the Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker. We already have this recipe on our blog, and you can find it by clicking on this link.

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Easy Recipe Variations:

  • Other meats: If you are not a fan of beef, or want to substitute it with other meats, feel free to do so. For example, swap it with sausage, ground pork or ground turkey. Also, you can make it with bacon if desired. 
  • Rice: To make this soup lower in carbs, feel free to substitute the rice with cauliflower rice. Also, it is recommended for diabetic people and has fewer calories.
  • Spices: Add any of your favorite spices. In addition, adjust the saltiness based on your preference. 

Can you make it in advance?

Absolutely! This is the perfect recipe to make in advance and store for days to come. Actually, it will taste even better as the soup will absorb all the flavors together, making it so much more delicious!

To store it, simply let it cool. Then, transfer to an airtight container, and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Can you freeze Cabbage Roll Soup?

Yes, you could. However, keep in mind the rice might get a little mushy when frozen and then reheated. Other than that, it is perfectly fine to freeze it. Also, you could make it without rice and freeze it, and then simply add the cooked rice prior to serving. 

Prior to freezing let the dish completely cool. Then, transfer it to a freezer-safe dish. Freeze for up to 3 months.

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5 from 9 reviews

Cabbage Roll Soup

Cabbage Roll Soup is hearty and has all the flavors of a cabbage roll. A perfect comfort dish filled with ground beef and veggies to enjoy during colder winter days.
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 bowls
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Total time: 1 hr



Nutrition information

Calories: 395 Carbohydrates: 43 Protein: 21 Fat: 17 Saturated Fat: 6 Cholesterol: 54 Sodium: 1938 Potassium: 1492 Fiber: 7 Sugar: 22 Vitamin A: 5319 Vitamin C: 71 Calcium: 123 Iron: 6
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Liz Mays

I think I'd like this soup a lot and those broths sound great. I'll have to try this out with my pressure cooker!


Ruth I

This seems to be easy to prepare and understand. I think this has an explosive taste because of the wonderful ingredients it posses. Certainly a must try!



I don't usually like cabbage but I love it in soup! I need to try this recipe!



This soup looks amazing. I have never had soup like it before. I really need to make this for my family. I bet it will be a hit.



This looks so yummy! My mom use to make a cabbage soup all the time for my dad and it looks a lot like yours. I miss that soup. Must make yours now.


sara lafountain

My Mom loves cabbage rolls so I had to make this soup for her! It was so delicious and she enjoyed it very much.


Jenn @ EngineerMommy

My mom used to make something just like this when I was a kid. I remember the delicious taste. I need to try your recipe!!


Nancy at Whispered Inspirations

Oh wow, this looks amazing. I think I much prefer this in soup form. I will have to give this a try, genius!



That looks delicious! I have never heard of it before but something that I would definitely like to try.


Jamie H

This is making my mouth water! I love flavorful soups like this when it's cold and dreary like it is here right now!



That sounds like a nice soup recipe. Someone was just telling me cabbage is supposed to bring you luck in the new year. I have to say I am not familiar with cooking with cabbage but this would be a good recipe to try.



Yum!! This soup looks absolutely delicious. Perfect to warm you up on a cold day.



It looks like tasty soup! We have been making a lot of soup since it is so cold here. We'll have to try this recipe.


Jenn Disheau

Made this recipe yesterday for the first time. Delicious!! I was lacking a couple of ingredients, so I substituted them. I had no thyme, so I used oregano. I also ran out of tomato paste (unbeknownst to me) so I used tomato soup instead. Definitely a recipe that I would recommend!!


Thank you for your review Jenn. Glad you love it!



This soup turned out great! My daughter and I both had two big bowls full! I will be making this again.


happy that you loved the recipe, thanks for the feedback!


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