blue bowl with stuffed cabbage soup and a gold spoon.
The Very Best Stuffed Cabbage Soup Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Quick and easy, freezer friendly, the BEST Stuffed Cabbage Soup tastes just like your favorite stuffed cabbage rolls but without all the work.

Course: Dinner, lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American, Polish
Keyword: cabbage soup, stuffed cabbage
Servings: 12
Calories: 266 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 5 cups chopped cabbage, approximately one head of cabbage, core removed
  • 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup grated apple
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 32 ounces beef stock
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large stock pot or dutch oven over medium high heat.

  2. Add the ground beef to the pot. Cook the beef until browned, breaking up into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon, and no longer pink, approximately 5-7 minutes.

  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beef to a bowl. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat and return the pot to the heat.

  4. Add the onion to the pot and cook for 2-3 minutes or until softened. Stir in the garlic cooking for 1 minute longer.

  5. Stir in the butter and add the cabbage to the pot tossing to combine. Cook the cabbage until softened, approximately 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

  6. Stir in the tomatoes, vinegar, brown sugar, apple, rice, Worcestershire sauce and beef stock. Bring the soup to a boil then turn the heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes until the rice is tender.

  7. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately with sour cream, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Stuffed Pepper Soup can be made in the slow cooker or crock pot. See notes above for cooking instructions.

Soup can also be made up to 5 days in advance. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

You can also freeze Stuffed Pepper Soup in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Stuffed Cabbage Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 337mg15%
Potassium 767mg22%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 21.3mg26%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.