Cabbage Soup Recipe

This simple German cabbage soup recipe has a truly traditional flavor.

Cabbage (Kraut) is recognized by most people as a typical element of German cooking. Although sauerkraut is likely the most familiar use of cabbage, it is widely used in most German kitchens. This delicious soup is another example of German cabbage cuisine.



1 head of Cabbage

3 slices of Bacon

2 medium White Onions

2 cloves of Garlic

3 cups Vegetable or Chicken broth (homemade or from bouillon)

3 cups Water

3 large Carrots (yellow carrots if available)

2 large Russet Potatoes

1 stalk of Celery

3 Sprigs of Parsley

1 Bay Leaf

Salt and Pepper to taste


Clean and shred Cabbage

Peel and slice Onions and Garlic
In soup pot, lightly fry finely-cut Bacon
Lightly saute Onion and Garlic with Bacon in soup pot
Add Broth and Water to soup pot

Wash and slice Carrots and Celery
Peel and dice Potatoes
Add Cabbage, Carrots, Potato, Celery, Parsley and Bay Leaf to soup pot
Bring to a boil and simmer, partially covered, for 1 ½ hours

Remove Parsley and Bay Leaf
Salt and Pepper to taste

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