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Healthy Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup

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This Healthy Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup recipe is a vibrant soup packed with vegetables like carrots, celery, green beans, peppers, and tiny new potatoes, all simmered in a fragrant broth. It’s a warm and hearty vegetable soup to come home to with barely any hands on time!

Bowl of slow cooked vegetable soup on a wooden board next to bowls of dried chili and shredded cheese for serving.

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This Healthy Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup is a family favorite, an easy meal we love every season throughout the year. It becomes super convenient and simple in the slow cooker. 

It’s one of those meals you can throw together and leave, and then look forward to a delicious dinner later.

Uncooked vegetables in a slow cooker insert.

Ingredients

This healthy cabbage soup is incredibly versatile. Which is one of my favorite parts of the soup, other than it’s incredibly delicious taste, of course!

Since we make this soup all year long, I love to add a variety of vegetables as the seasons change. In the spring, I’m adding asparagus, in the summer, squash and zucchini and even fresh cherry tomatoes. The vegetables we’ve written into the recipe are the easiest to find all year long. But add or subtract according to your favorites!

In addition to your favorite seasonal veggies you’ll need:

  • onion
  • garlic
  • carrots
  • cabbage (white cabbage is best here — a red cabbage will still taste great but will turn the soup purple!)
  • celery
  • green beans
  • tiny new potatoes (or diced waxy potatoes)
  • bell pepper
  • diced potatoes (use fire roasted if you want to add that sort of extra flavor)
  • chicken broth
  • Italian seasoning (if you don’t have any to hand you can always make your own)
  • fresh spinach or baby kale
Cooked cabbage soup with rainbow vegetables pictured close up in the slow cooker insert.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup on the stovetop instead?

Yes, it will take about 30 minutes to cook.

Can I use homemade chicken broth in this recipe, or shall I stick to store brought?

I most often use chicken broth in this recipe. I always have a plentiful supply in the pantry (thanks to frequent Costco trips) and homemade in the freezer. The recipe is written for 4 cups of broth, which is the amount of broth in a 32 oz carton. We add an additional 2 cups of water to equal 6 cups. You can add 6 cups of broth instead. Swap out the chicken broth for vegetable broth if you prefer.

White bowl of cabbage soup with rainbow vegetables.

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Vibrant and Healthy Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup | 31Daily.com

Vibrant and Healthy Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup

Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup is a healthy and vibrant soup, packed with vegetables like carrots, celery, green beans, peppers, and tiny new potatoes, all simmered in a fragrant broth. A warm and hearty soup to come home to.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Stephanie Wilson

Ingredients

  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 1 small head cabbage chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1-1/2 cup green beans cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups tiny new potatoes halved (I like multiple colors)
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups fresh spinach or baby kale

Garnish Ideas:

  • fresh parsley chopped
  • shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Combine all of the vegetables (except the spinach) into the base of a 6-quart slow cooker. Add the tomatoes, broth, water, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to taste; stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours or on LOW for 7 to 8 hours.
  • During the last 15 minutes of cooking, add the spinach to the slow cooker, cover and continue to cook until it’s wilted. Garnish with fresh parsley, shredded Parmesan Cheese and red pepper flakes if desired. Ladle into bowls for serving. Refrigerate any leftovers for delicious snacks and lunches!

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cabbage and Vegetable Soup, Cabbage Soup, Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup

2 Comments

    1. Hi Tory — Sorry it took me a day to get back to you. We’ve had some power issues with a storm that has kept me hopping! Swapping cherry tomatoes for the canned tomatoes would be delicious!!

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