Kahlsuppe - German Cabbage Soup

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Recipe found at http://www.chef4all.com and posted for ZWT6.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 head cabbage, shredded
  • 5 slices smoked bacon, diced
  • 1 large white onion, sliced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 leek, thoroughly washed and thinly sliced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 bouquet garni (rosemary, bay leaf, thyme and parsley tied together)
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the butter and saute the onions, diced bacon and leek.
  2. Combine all the remaining ingredients except salt and pepper in the saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil and then simmer partially covered for 90 minutes.
  4. Remove the bouquet garni and season the soup with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve the cabbage soup and garnish with fresh parsley leaves.
Most Helpful

I made half the recipe as posted. This was a great soup for a cool fall day and I have a carton for the freezer too! Excellent taste and low fat. Healthy because I used my own homemade low sodium, healthy chicken stock. Thanks for posting a keeper FN! Made for FN's win in Football Pool Week 2.

ElaineAnn September 26, 2010