Cabbage soup is a hearty and flavorful soup that is made with cabbage, vegetables, and often a protein such as ground beef or beans.
It is typically made with a broth or tomato-based base and is seasoned with herbs and spices.
Some variations of cabbage soup may include the addition of cream or milk to give it a creamy texture. This type of cabbage soup is often referred to as “creamy cabbage soup.”
It is a comforting and satisfying meal that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a sandwich or salad.
4 cups chicken broth
2 celery stalks, chopped
1/2 medium head of cabbage, shredded
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1/4 cup butter
3 tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 cups half and half cream
1 cup milk
2 cups ham, cooked and cubed
1/2 tsp dried thyme
Chopped parsley, for garnish, if desired
Add chicken broth, celery, cabbage, onions and carrot to a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Stir together cream and milk in a bowl.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour, salt and pepper. Stir to form a smooth paste. Gradually add cream and milk mixture, stirring constantly. Continue to cook and stir until it reaches desired thickness.
Gradually add cream mixture to vegetable mixture, stirring to combine. Add in ham and thyme. Heat through.
Garnish with parsley if desired. Serve hot.