Cabbage Soup


Cabbage is one of those local crops that loves the cold weather.  It’s fairly easy to get right now.  I love to make soup that brings back childhood memories. When I was about 8 years old, we had some friends in our neighborhood from Portugal. We loved going to their house for Cabbage soup and linguica (a Portuguese sausage). I have not found sausage quite like the ones she made, but I did learn to make the soup! I like to serve mine with cheese biscuits.

Cabbage Soup
½ pound of bacon, cut into pieces
½ cup chopped onion
10 cups of raw cabbage, chopped into bite sized pieces
5 cups of water
2 Tablespoons sea salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon white pepper
1 15-oz can of diced, fire roasted tomatoes

chop into bite sized pieces

chop into bite sized pieces

In a large kettle, cook bacon on low until the fat is rendered and the meat is just beginning to crisp.


Add the onion and sauté for a couple of minutes. Add the cabbage and cook, stirring, until it begins to wilt and reduce in size.


Add the water, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 30 minutes.20141031_173506

Pour the tomatoes and their liquid into the pot. Simmer, uncovered for 45 minutes to an hour. Taste to see if it needs more salt.


Serve hot.


About Helen Fern

I live in the upper Willamette Valley with my amazing husband and four very spoiled cats - three adopted feral cats and one shelter baby. We have lived here since the dawn of 1991 and love every inch of the region.
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4 Responses to Cabbage Soup

  1. I never liked cabbage until my mom in law introduced me to a few of her recipes…one being a cabbage and rice soup that I love! This soup looks good too! Looking forward to trying it! Thank you for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays! Pinning!

  2. My son has been wanting a cabbage soup, your recipe fits the bill. Thanks for always sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girl!!

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