Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

My mom would make this when we were children. It is simple, inexpensive, & it feeds a lot. Onions can be added to this stew. As picky children we didn't like them so Mom left them out.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the core out of the cabbage. Rinse & cut into quarters then cut the quarters in half. Peel the potatoes & cut into large chunks.
  2. Cut the sausage into 1/2 inch pieces. Then brown in a frying pan for 5 minutes.
  3. Add all the ingredients into a large pot except the cheese. Add enough water to the pot to cover the cabbage.
  4. Cover & cook over medium-low heat for 20-25 minutes. The soup is done once the potatoes are tender.
  5. Optional: Halfway through cooking cut the cheese into chunks & add to the soup. Stir until melted.


Most Helpful

I liked this as a base. I cook for 2 plus enough for my husband to bring to work the next day. 32 oz of unsalted chicken stock, 1/2 pound of Kowalski (made in Detroit) Polish sausage, 1 cup of shredded cabbage slaw with carrots, 4 small red potatoes with skins (chopped), 1/8 c. dried minced onion, 1 1/2 t. garlic powder, 1 t. onion powder, 1/8 t. cayenne. Cook until potatoes are soft. Add 6oz of Velveeta until melted, took some stock out before that to use for a thickening mixture, mixed with flour. After cheese is melted and you thicken it, then add 1/2 cup of half-n- half. We enjoyed this immensely. Husband had 2 bowls, I had my share, and he was able to bring some to work today. Thank you!

BaysideDreams February 12, 2016

My family loved this and I loved that it was so simple. I used one bag pre-shredded cabbage and instead of cooking this on the stovetop, I put everything into the crockpot and cooked on high for 5 hours, adding the velveeta the last 15-20 minutes. Added one small onion instead of the onion powder. Easy and tasty!

Brooke the Cook in WI December 05, 2009

Pretty good cabbage soup...had some leftover brats and half head of cabbage, so cooked this up. Used a lot less butter, added onions and carrots. Didn't have velveeta, so used sharp cheese instead. Easy to make.

StacyMD187373 November 15, 2008

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