Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

My cousin gave me a cookbook with some French recipes in it for Christmas one year. This recipe was in it and has been a hit with my family ever since. We even sold it to the pool hall for their daily soup special and it was a hit with the general public too. I like a piece of warm french bread served with it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop up all vegetables.
  2. Place butter in soup pot over medium heat.
  3. Once melted, add the cabbage, leeks, carrot, turnip, onion, celery and garlic.
  4. Stir occasionally until the vegetables are tender, but not browned.
  5. Peel potatoes and cut into large pieces.
  6. Add potatoes and drained beans to pot.
  7. Add the water and broth.
  8. Season to taste with salt & pepper.
  9. Simmer for 1 hour.
  10. Cut smoked sausage into small pieces and fry until browned.
  11. To serve, place a few pieces of sausage in the bottom of your soup bowl and ladle the soup over them.
Most Helpful

Good, good, good!!! Lots of flavor! All I added was salt and pepper to taste. Loved the turnip flavor, and also the beans made a hearty addition. This is a "make again very soon" soup! Thanks for posting this one.

MizzNezz September 23, 2002

we found this recipe to be very bland. My family didn't like it.

ed1 January 21, 2002

I liked this soup. This is a super simple to make with a good combination of veggies/beans. My husband does not like cooked cabbage very much but he ate a bowl of this and liked it. Good tasting comfort food served with some warm bread. Yum! :) Especially nice on a cold winter day.

shadylady123 March 01, 2009