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Warm and Delicious Cabbage Soup Recipes

Updated on September 20, 2014
Low Carb Cabbage and Rutabaga Soup
Low Carb Cabbage and Rutabaga Soup | Source

Cabbage & Rutabaga Soup And Other Cabbage Soup Recipes!

I didn't know until recently that I even liked cabbage soup, much less rutabagas! Now I'm a huge Cabbage and Rutabaga Soup fan! In the past month, Cabbage and Rutabaga Soup has become my number 1 favorite vegetarian soup! I love it because of the delicious and delightful taste, but I have to admit that the fact it's a low carb soup, chock full of healthy cabbage and rutabaga, endears this soup to me all the more!

On this page, you'll find my Cabbage and Rutabaga Soup recipe, several other cabbage soup recipes, some low carb cookbooks for sale and Dr. Rosedale's book on the Rosedale Diet - which I highly recommend!

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4 to 5


  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 of a rutabaga
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • oil olive


  1. Chop the onion and saute in a soup pot in a little olive oil (or other oil of your choosing).
  2. While the onion is cooking, chop the bell pepper and add it to the pot. Add the salt, basil, and oregano on top of the veggies.
  3. Stir and continue cooking while you chop the cabbage and rutabaga.
  4. After the onions and bell pepper have been cooking about 10 minutes, add the water, the cabbage, and the rutabaga. When the rutabaga and cabbage are both tender(around 15 or so minutes), the soup is ready.
  5. For added nutrition, drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over the soup once it's in your bowl.
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A Low Carb, High Healthy Fat Diet

The Rosedale Diet isn't just for losing weight.

This is an excellent diet for preventing or reversing diabetes, losing weight, and becoming healthier overall! In fact, I first discovered Dr. Rosedale's book while searching for info online about preventing diabetes, since I have a family history of it and don't want to acquire diabetes myself.

On the Rosedale diet, you eat low carb and healthy fat foods, including avocados, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, etc. This is not a high protein diet. Dr. Rosedale goes over the reasons why adequate, but not excessive, protein is necessary. Most people consume way too much protein.

This book not only discusses the Rosedale diet in detail, it also provides quite a few low carb, high healthy fat recipes!

Low Carb Cabbage and Rutabaga Soup

Cabbage and Rutabaga Soup
Cabbage and Rutabaga Soup | Source

What Are Rutabagas? - Have you ever had Rutabagas before?

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Have you ever tried a rutabaga?

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Rutabagas are a root vegetable, like carrots. Rutabagas developed as a cross between cabbage and turnips. Both the root and the leaves of the rutabaga plant can be eaten. And no matter how rutabagas may look on the outside, they are DELICIOUS on the inside!

Rutabagas are high in vitamin C, are a very good source of fiber, and also contain potassium, manganese, and thiamin. Look for them in the produce area of your regular grocery store.

Tip: Another way to cook rutabagas, besides in soup, is to peel them, cut them into fry shapes, and bake them in the oven. They are quite yummy and make an excellent low carb substitute for fried potatoes!


Another way to cook rutabagas, besides in soup, is to peel them, cut them into fry shapes, and bake them in the oven. They are quite yummy and make an excellent low carb substitute for fried potatoes!

Rutabagas are hard to peel!

There's no doubt about it. Rutabagas are hard to peel! But they're worth it!

Watch the youtubes below for hints on how to cut them. And if you have your own method to suggest, you can do so in the Comments section at the bottom of this page.

Rutabaga: How to Peel and Slice

Mandoline Slicer like she uses in the Youtube above

Another way to cut a Rutabaga

Rutabagas are hard to cut! - A very sharp knife is an absolute must!

I have tried cutting a rutabaga with a regular steak knife, but the hard outer skin of a rutabaga is really tough. I've found the only way to cut a rutabaga open is with a very sharp knife, like the one pictured here.

PS. I have not yet tried using a mandolin like the lady in the first you tube recommended. I think I'll put a mandolin on my birthday wish list!

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      6 years ago

      We eat a lot of cabbage soup. Your recipe looks good. I love rutabagas but I always have to tell the grocery check out clerk what the are.

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      6 years ago

      I had never heard of rutabagas - not sure we can get them here in the UK, but I may just have a look :)

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      6 years ago

      I will definitely try the rutabaga and cabbage soup - I love rutabagas!

    • Aster56 profile image


      6 years ago

      Nice cabbage soup will try it out. Looks yummy.

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      Marianne Gardner 

      6 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      I like cabbage and rutabagas, so I may give your soup a try this autumn. Thanks!

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      6 years ago

      I'll definitely be trying this when the weather gets cool again - looks yummy! (great news that it's healthy too) :-)

    • WorldVisionary3 profile image


      6 years ago

      Wow - this sounds delicious! Thumbs up.

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      7 years ago

      Wow! The cabbage soup looks yum. About Rutabagas - These are completely new to me! :)

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      Barbara Walton 

      7 years ago from France

      PS In the north of England and Scotland we call swedes turnips - scarecrows have turnips for heads. I don't know what they call 'turnips'.

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      Barbara Walton 

      7 years ago from France

      This looks wonderfully warm and hearty. I can't wait to tell the family that I've discovered a new and exciting cabbage soup recipe.

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      7 years ago

      I just made cabbage soup today for lunch, very much like yours. I love it.

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      Tony Payne 

      7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I was just going to add that we call them Swedes in the UK, and we love them, great in soups and stews. This recipe sounds great and easy to make. Blessed.

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      7 years ago

      In England Rutabagas are called swede, they are very tasty and sweet. I tried to grow some last year unfortunately they were a disaster, but I will try again this year. Your soup looks rather yummy!

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      7 years ago

      Looks so delicious, good for this winter.

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      7 years ago

      Love good old fashioned cabbage soup! The nice thing about is that you can throw in just about anything you want to the pot. Also, try a bit of mashed rutabaga mixed in with your mashed potatoes dish as well. Gives it a really good flavor!

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      7 years ago

      i like to try some...........

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      Lawrence Hebb 

      7 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      This reminds me of the soups you get in Central Europe

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      7 years ago

      I never thought of putting rutabagas into my cabbage soup, but it surely sounds tasty. I love having cabbage soup as often as I can. Now, I have a whole new reason to make cabbage soup. I simply must try this new recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

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      7 years ago

      It's cold outside and I sure could go for a bowl of this right now.

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      Kathryn Grace 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      Love it. Cabbage soup is a favorite at our house too, but I've never eaten a rutabaga. Today is fresh organic produce today, and I plan to pick a few up, if they're in stock. Nicely done, too. Congrats on Veg News spotlight! Blessed.

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      bames24 lm 

      7 years ago

      yummy :)

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      thisisamyc lm 

      7 years ago

      This sounds yum, I'm gonna have to go out and get cabbage tomorrow!

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      7 years ago

      I'll have to try this. I love cabbage, but I've never eaten rutabagas before.

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      Anthony Godinho 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Looks yummy and healthy. I love soups and definitely cabbage soup, though I've never tried the rutabaga. When I looked at the picture, I thought they were turnips. Stay healthy and blessed! :)

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 

      7 years ago from Ozun

      never saw rutabaga, now i will look for it, thanks for the idea. the soup looks delicious and weight loose helping.

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      Pam Irie 

      7 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I've never tasted cabbage soup, but I absolutely love cooked cabbage so this is on my list. :)

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      7 years ago

      Looks yummy!

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      7 years ago

      Seems really interesting- besides, this is a part of a weight loss program/ diet for people who suffer heart conditions due to weight problems.Rutabaga seems a wonderful addition to the plain cabbage and onion soup.


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