Embark on a journey of comfort and flavor with a steaming bowl of Cabbage Roll Soup—a culinary homage to the classic cabbage rolls, thoughtfully reimagined into a hearty and convenient soup. This beloved recipe intertwines the rich tapestry of ground beef, tender cabbage, and aromatic herbs, creating a satisfying dish that warms both the body and the soul.

As the ground beef browns in the pot, releasing savory aromas, onions and garlic join the symphony, infusing the kitchen with a fragrant promise of a wholesome meal. Chopped cabbage, diced tomatoes, and a luscious tomato sauce mingle with beef or vegetable broth, creating a robust base that forms the heart of this soup.

Dried oregano and thyme dance into the mix, adding layers of depth to the simmering broth. The result is a soup that pays homage to the traditional flavors of cabbage rolls—savory, slightly sweet, and filled with nourishing goodness. A final touch sees the addition of cooked rice, bringing a delightful texture to every spoonful.

Served hot and garnished with fresh parsley, this Cabbage Roll Soup offers a symphony of flavors and textures, inviting you to savor the familiar taste of a cherished dish in a convenient format. Whether enjoyed as a comforting weeknight dinner or a delightful lunch, this soup is a testament to the enduring appeal of home-cooked classics—a bowlful of warmth that resonates with the timeless flavors of family meals and culinary tradition.

Cabbage Roll Soup


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small cabbage, chopped
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 oz) tomato sauce
  • 4 cups beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. In a large pot, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add chopped onions and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
  3. Stir in the chopped cabbage, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beef or vegetable broth. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  4. Add dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Simmer the soup for about 20-25 minutes until the cabbage is tender.
  5. Stir in the cooked rice and let the soup simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  6. Adjust seasoning if needed and serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving – Serving size may vary):

  • Calories: ~250-300 kcal per serving
  • Total Fat: ~10-15g
  • Saturated Fat: ~4-6g
  • Cholesterol: ~40-50mg
  • Sodium: ~800-1000mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: ~25-30g
  • Dietary Fiber: ~4-6g
  • Sugars: ~7-9g
  • Protein: ~15-20g

Note: Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients and brands used.

This Cabbage Roll Soup provides a comforting and nourishing experience, combining the familiar flavors of cabbage rolls with the convenience of a soup. Enjoy the rich and savory broth, the tender cabbage, and the hearty presence of ground beef—all in a bowl that brings warmth and satisfaction to your table.