Cabbage Sausage and Potato Soup Recipe

This Cabbage, Sausage and Potato Soup Recipe makes the ultimate comfort food! Plus it’s easy to make, tastes great and is really inexpensive!

Cabbage Sausage and Potato Soup

It’s a wonderfully delicious soup with smoky sausage, potatoes, carrots and of course cabbage.

Easy To Make And Freezes Great

It comes together really quickly with aromatic veggies, chicken stock, and seasonings. Once the prep work is done the soup is almost ready.

It’s quick enough to be a weeknight meal but I really prefer making it on the weekend for serving in the middle of the week. It just gets better after a few days in the fridge.

In the past, my knowledge of cabbage soup was only in terms of the crazy fad diet. I’d never really tried a good bowl of cabbage soup until a few years ago. But once I did, oh goodness! I was in love with cabbage soup with the very first bite.

I don’t always make cabbage soup exactly the same but I especially like it with smoked kielbasa sausage and some hearty potatoes, carrots and lots of savory and garlicky seasonings — this feel-good, hearty, savory, delicious soup is comfort food to the max.

I usually keep meal-sized bags in the freezer. It freezes extremely well. If guests drop by I’m more than likely to break out a package and serve it up.

I wish I could serve you up a bowl right now but I can’t. Instead, I invite you to stir up a batch of your own for yourself, family and friends. You won’t regret it. This soup is magic!

Did I mention that it’s incredibly easy to make?

Cabbage Sausage and Potato Soup Recipe

This soup is delicious and will feed the entire family for very little money.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Cabbage Sausage and Potato Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 375 kcal


  • 3 slices bacon - diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1 Bell pepper diced
  • 1 pound smoked sausage sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 pound carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 small green cabbage chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes halved or quartered
  • 1 10 oz. Can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning homemade or store-bought
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Kosher salt and freshly-cracked black pepper


  1. Saute the diced bacon in a large stockpot for 4-5 minutes. Add in the diced onion, celery and bell pepper and saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent.
  2. Then add the cabbage and garlic, and saute for 4 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the stock, potatoes, Rotel tomatoes, Italian seasoning, bay leaf, smoked sausage, and stir to combine.
  4. Continue cooking until the soup reaches a simmer. Then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked and tender.
  5. Taste and season with a few generous pinches of salt and black pepper as needed. (Also, depending on how seasoned your sausage is, feel free to stir in an extra few teaspoons of Italian seasoning if you think it needs some extra flavor. I also like to add some crushed red pepper flakes for a little spice and to help bring out the flavors.)

Serve hot with homemade Southern cornbread.

Good To Know About This Cabbage Sausage and Potato Soup Recipe:

You can refrigerate leftovers in sealed containers for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Feel free to use any kind of smoked pork, chicken, turkey, or vegan sausage that you’d like. (Bratwurst also works!)

This dish will surprise you with its complex flavor since it is so simple to make.

It’s the best cabbage soup I’ve ever made. And oh the leftovers…

I can’t wait to serve up leftover Cabbage, Sausage, and Potato Soup.

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