Swedish Cabbage Soup With Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

A slightly sweetened chicken broth gives this cabbage soup its delicate flavor. Make it a meal: Swedish rye crisps are the perfect accompaniment. Dietary Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat (1 Carbohydrate Serving). From EatingWell, January/February 1993 and posted for ZWT 6 - SCANDANAVIA.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add cabbage and sauté until cabbage starts to release some of its liquid, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add syrup. Simmer, uncovered, until the cabbage is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine turkey, salt and pepper in a small bowl. With wet hands, shape mixture into meatballs the size of marbles. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  3. Add broth and bay leaves to the cooked cabbage. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  4. Drop the meatballs into the soup and simmer until they are no longer pink inside, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Season the soup with salt and a generous grinding of pepper before serving.