Quick Cabbage Soup

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


A delicious, healthy and easy cabbage soup recipe that’s ready in under 15 minutes.


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  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 cups low or no-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 16 oz. shredded coleslaw mix (with green cabbage, red cabbage and carrots)
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp. caraway seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 and 1/2 cups drained sauerkraut


  1. Put the olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Measure the chicken broth into a large microwave-safe bowl and put it in the microwave for 6 minutes. To the olive oil add the shredded coleslaw mix. Stir and cover.
  2. Chop the onion. Add it to the cabbage. Stir and cover.
  3. Mince the garlic clove. Add it to the pot along with the caraway seeds, pepper and salt.
  4. Stir and cover, continuing to let it cook until the broth has finished heating in the microwave.
  5. Add the hot broth the to cabbage mixture. Increase heat to high. Stir and cover until it comes to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to a simmer. Stir in the sauerkraut. Continue to simmer the soup until the cabbage is tender, about 5 more minutes. Season with more salt and pepper to taste.