This cabbage roll soup is a rich, savory and nourishing one-pot meal. It’s paleo, whole30, and can be made to be AIP.

cabbage roll soup

What is Cabbage Roll Soup?

Cabbage rolls are a classic comfort food dish! They consist of ground beef, rice, and onions rolled in a cabbage leaf and topped in tomato sauce… yum! It’s a slightly labor-intensive dish, so I decided to make it easy and up the nourishing factor just a bit by making it into a soup.

This cabbage roll soup has everything you love about cabbage rolls plus the comforts of a hearty soup. It’s paleo, whole30, and can be made AIP.

What Makes This Cabbage Soup is Healthy, Nourishing and Easy?

It’s made with ground beef

I love cooking with ground beef! It’s cost-effective, easy to cook, and is always welcome in my kitchen. It’s ready in a matter of minutes versus something like a beef roast, and it tastes amazing in this soup.

It’s veggie-packed

This recipe features cabbage, cauliflower rice, carrots, onions, garlic, and parsley. Gotta love fitting in extra veggies and herbs all in one meal.

It’s made in one pot

Who doesn’t love a one-pot wonder?

cabbage roll soup

How to Make Cabbage Roll Soup

  • Cook the beef: Using a large, heavy cast iron pan or stockpot, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Lightly season and use a wooden spoon to crumble. Once browned, set aside and leave about 2 tbsp of fat in the pan (or add avocado if needed).
  • Cook the vegetables: Add the onion to the same pot and cook for 3-4 minutes or until lightly translucent. Add in the  garlic, carrots, and cauliflower rice and cook for another 3-4 minutes to lightly soften. Stir in the cabbage.
  • Simmer the soup: Add the beef back to the pot and stir in the broth, tomato sauce, lemon, and oregano. Stir well and bring to a low simmer. Allow simmering for 30-35 minutes.
  • Serve: Season the soup to taste and top with fresh parsley to serve.

 

The Ingredients You’ll Need

Ground beef

You can also use something like a ground turkey if you prefer, but I think ground beef works best!

Cabbage, carrots, and cauliflower rice

Beef broth and tomato sauce

You can also use nomato sauce to keep it AIP friendly.

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Cabbage Roll Soup


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

This cabbage roll soup is a rich, savory and nourishing one-pot meal. It’s paleo, whole30, and can be made to be AIP.


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 34 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cauliflower, riced
  • 1 medium green cabbage, chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cup tomato sauce (sub nomato sauce for AIP)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Using a large, heavy cast iron pan or stock pot, brown the ground beef over medium heat. Lightly season and use a wooden spoon to crumble. Once browned, set aside and leave about 2 tbsp of fat in the pan (or add avocado if needed).
  2. Add the onion to the same pot and cook for 3-4 minutes or until lightly translucent. Add in the garlic, carrots, and cauliflower rice and cook for another 3-4 minutes to lightly soften. Stir in the cabbage and allow to wilt for 2 minutes
  3. Add the beef back to the pot and stir in the broth, tomato sauce, lemon juice and oregano. Stir well and bring to a low simmer.
  4. Allow to simmer for 30-35 minutes. The vegetables should be softened and the soup should lightly reduce.
  5. Season the soup to taste and top with fresh parsley to serve.

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Category: One Pot
  • Method: Stovetop

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 269
  • Fat: 4.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.2g
  • Fiber: 9.3g
  • Protein: 33.3g