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Cabbage Soup II Recipe

Cabbage Soup II

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"This is a hearty main dish soup. Goes great on a cold winter night with a loaf of hot bread. Serve over orzo pasta, or your favorite soup noodle."

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  1. Place the chicken broth, celery, carrots, onion, garlic, cabbage, barley, ham and parsley in a large pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 03, 2008

Very different from what I'm used to making. Its very filling and I personnally don't think it needs the added noodles. I only used half a head of cabbage and used a full cup of barley. Threw in in 2 bay leaves while the soup was simmering and used oregeno instead of parsley. I used low sodium chicken broth and still found the soup to be a little too salty. Next time I will use less broth and add a little more water.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 19, 2011

Husband liked it a lot but no one else did.

Mar 30, 2003

This is absolutely awesome. It was so simple to make and the taste is very original! We served it with garlic french bread

Dec 04, 2003

This soup was excellent. I was looking for a recipe to use leftover ham and found this. The only modification I made was to add some potatoes. My family loved it!

Jan 12, 2009

I was pleasantly surprised at how flavorful and hearty this soup was. It had a pleasant sweetness to it, and no bitterness from the cabbage or celery at all. I thought I might have to add spices, but no, the flavors of the ingredients really carry themselves. It tasted even better after a day of rest in the fridge. I'll be using this again for sure!

Apr 28, 2005

I used ham soup base and left out the ham and carrots. I also just cut up the cabbage rather than shred it. My soup was a real success with my family. Very good. Deliciousioso!!!!

Mar 14, 2004

This is a very good recipe. I guess you could say we cut it in half and adapted to our taste. I used 1 lb of chopped smoked sausage that I sauteed with the onions, celery and carrots. Added 3 cans of chicken broth along with 1 can of cream of chicken soup along with approx 2 cups of water. We also added bay leaves and fresh basil along with fresh ground pepper and a bit of salt. This mixture simmered on low heat for about 30 - 45 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes. Added 1/2 large head of shredded cabbage and cooked until tender.

Jan 06, 2008

This is one of the best soups I've ever had, and may even top the Old Fashioned Potato Soup I got off of this place!! For some reason, the local grocery store didn't have barley, so instead of going on a hunt for it, I decided to do without. This is AMAZING!!! I would recommend it to anyone! As a fan of pepper, I added a bit of fresh cracked black pepper, and it seemed to work wonderfully!! Excellent!


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  • Calories
  • 203 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.5 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 9.2 g
  • 37%
  • Protein
  • 11.3 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 605 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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