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cabbage roll soup in a white bowl

Cabbage Roll Soup

  • Author: polishhousewife
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 - 8 servings 1x
  • Category: soup
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Polish


Cabbage roll soup – all of the flavors without all of the work! This is easiest if you’re using meat and cabbage leftover from preparing cabbage rolls.


  • 1/4 cup white rice
  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/4Β  pound ground pork
  • 1 small egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter or oil
  • 3 cups chopped cabbage
  • 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 8 cups beef broth or water and bouillon cubes
  • a pinch of dried parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the rice according to directions.
  2. Season the meat lightly with salt and pepper. Combine the cooked rice with the beef, pork, and egg, form tiny “meatballs.”
  3. Add the onion and butter or oil to a large soup pot, cook over medium-high heat until the onion just begins to brown. Add the cabbage, tomatoes, beef broth, parsley, and the meatballs. Bring to a boil and simmer for 40 minutes to an hour. (The cabbage will cook more quickly if it was previously frozen.)
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

Keywords: cabbage roll soup