Unstuffed Cabbage Soup

Unstuffed Cabbage Soup
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Do you love stuffed cabbage, but don’t have time to make it? This high-fiber soup is so easy and packs in all the flavors of traditional stuffed cabbage.

  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    25 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 3/4 cups
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 3/4 cups
  • Amount per serving Calories 255

  • Total Fat 10g
    • Saturated Fat 2.7g
  • Cholesterol 60mg
  • Sodium 285mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • Dietary Fiber 4g
    • Total Sugars 7g
  • Protein 20g
  • Potassium 670mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Nonstarchy vegetable, 1 Starch, 2 Lean protein, 1 Fat



  • olive oil
    2 tsp
  • medium onion (diced)
  • lean ground turkey
    1 lbs
  • green cabbage (chopped)
  • canned tomatoes (crushed)
    1 1/2 cup
  • unsalted chicken broth
    32 oz
  • water
    2 cup
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • cayenne pepper (optional)
    1/4 tsp
  • instant brown rice
    1 cup


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté 2-3 minutes or until the onions turn clear. Add the ground turkey and cook for 5-7 minutes until the turkey browns. Add the cabbage and cook for an additional 4 minutes.

  2. Add all remaining ingredients, except for the brown rice. Simmer the soup for 7 minutes. Bring the soup to a boil; add the brown rice. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover the pot for 5 minutes.