Cabbage and Sausage soup

I am on the run so much these days with a ton of students and tutoring all over town. As a result, my crockpot is the best way to avoid junky take-out (or having air-popped popcorn for dinner)
OK, here we go

One head of cabbage—shred it or chop it little. (I prefer a chunkier soup, so I chop it little). You want about 4 cups, maybe more if you like it thick and cabbage-y!) Of course, you can always buy a bag of pre-shredded cabbage.

A few potatoes (peeled and cubed) — about 2 cups or more (again if you like a lot of potatoes, use more! There are no rules when it comes to soup)

A couple of leeks or a large onion (yup chop that bad boy up)

A polish sausage or italian sausage mild or spicy [these are usually about a pound and a half, and look like an open oval) — slice it like pepperoni on a pizza, or cut in half the long way and then slice it (see aforementioned soup rule reference)

1 quart of stock/broth (chicken, preferably)(if you don’t have broth, use water) Β and toss in some spices of your choosing [aforementioned soup rule reference πŸ˜‰ ]

Add some salt and pepper. No, I have no idea how much! Add whatever spices you want (or skip it).


put all of the chopped ingredients and the chicken stock/broth in the crockpot. put on low for 10-12 hours. Or high for 5-6 hours. OR just do it on the stove top for a few hours or longer. I am going to serve it with bread and salad. YUMMERS!


About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)
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7 Responses to Cabbage and Sausage soup

  1. Lisa Haven says:

    How about adding some kale (ilo) cabbage? Yum!

  2. Sounds yum, alright, Kate! One of my daughters-in-law makes this with a pot roast. She cooks the roast with cabbage, onion, potatoes, and carrots, all around it, in a huge electric skillet thing that is rectangular. Then she fishes out the roast for a platter, and serves up the veggies in a bowl. They are near mush and so flavorful from the meat and onion. Mmm–GOOD! πŸ™‚

  3. dorannrule says:

    This sounds like a wonderful winter soup. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks Kate!

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