Creamy Cabbage and Bratwurst Soup

Creamy Cabbage and Bratwurst Soup

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Creamy Cabbage and Bratwurst Soup is a delicious light soup to serve on a cool evening. Seasoned with celery, carrots, onions, and chunks for bratwurst, it’s sure to please anyone who enjoys cabbage. 

Serving Cabbage Soup with Tangy Sourdough Bread

(Post modified on 10/2/23.)

This recipe is such a delicious and satisfying soup to make. I enjoy preparing the fresh ingredients to use in it, and once the prep work is done, the soup is a breeze to make!

I like to serve this soup with a hard crusty sourdough bread, but you could also use saltine crackers. See my recipes for Tangy Sourdough Bread or Rustic Sourdough Baguettes.

 

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Ingredients for Creamy Cabbage and Bratwurst Soup

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • butter
  • Bratwurst Sausages
  • sweet onion
  • celery
  • carrot
  • garlic clove
  • green cabbage
  • Russet potato
  • chicken stock
  • dried thyme
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Half and Half cream
  • whole milk
  • all-purpose flour
  • fresh parsley
  • fresh chives

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Ingredients for this Cabbage Soup

Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Prepare your ingredients.

Using a sharp knife and cutting board, slice the bratwurst. On a second cutting board mince the sweet onion and garlic. Thinly slice the celery and carrot.

Shredded Cabbage

Chop the cabbage. Dice the Russet potato. Chop the fresh parsley and chives.

You may opt to use a food processor to slice and chop the vegetables, if desired.

Heat the extra-virgin olive oil and butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook the sausage until browned, approximately 10 minutes.

Add in the minced sweet onion, sliced celery and carrots, and minced garlic. Saute for 5-7 minutes until tender.

Adding Cabbage to the Soup

Stir in the chopped cabbage and diced potatoes. Add the chicken stock. Season with dried thyme, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes.

In a small bowl whisk together the whole milk and all-purpose flour for a thickening agent.

When the cabbage and potatoes are tender, add the Half and Half cream to the soup. Stir in the thickening mixture. Allow to simmer for 7-10 minutes, stirring until thickened.

Creamy Cabbage Soup with Fresh Chives and Tangy Sourdough Bread

Remove from heat and garnish with chopped fresh parsley and/or chives.

This recipe will serve 6-8 people. Serve with a hard, crusty bread such as my Tangy Sourdough Bread or Rustic Sourdough Baguettes. Or even Sourdough Rye Bread.

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Recipe for Creamy Cabbage and Bratwurst Soup

Creamy Cabbage and Bratwurst Soup

I made this soup last spring when I had some extra cabbage sitting in my refrigerator. Although creamy, there is a delicious lightness to it that seems perfect for a cool evening.
4.78 from 9 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: German, Irish
Keyword: Bratwurst, Cabbage, Potatoes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 42 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 
 

  • 2 tablespoons Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 16 oz Bratwurst sliced
  • 1 cup sweet onion minced
  • 2 stalks celery thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 4 cups cabbage chopped
  • 1 medium Russet potato diced
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups Half and Half cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives chopped

Instructions

  • Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Prepare the Ingredients

  • Using a sharp knife and cutting board, slice the bratwurst.
  • On a second cutting board mince the sweet onion and garlic. Thinly slice the celery and carrot. Chop the cabbage. Dice the Russet potato.
  • Chop the fresh parsley and chives.

Make the Soup Base

  • Heat the extra-virgin olive oil and butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook the sausage until browned, approximately 10 minutes.
  • Add in the minced sweet onion, sliced celery and carrots, and minced garlic. Saute for 5-7 minutes until tender.
  • Stir in the chopped cabbage and diced potatoes. Add the chicken stock. Season with dried thyme, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes.

Prepare the Cream Sauce

  • In a small bowl whisk together the whole milk and all-purpose flour for a thickening agent.
  • When the cabbage and potatoes are tender, add the Half and Half cream to the soup. Stir in the thickening mixture. Allow to simmer for 7-10 minutes, stirring until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with chopped fresh parsley and/or chives. Serves 6-8.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.

Nutrition

Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 1016mg | Potassium: 665mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1937IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 1mg
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4 thoughts on “Creamy Cabbage and Bratwurst Soup”

  • 5 stars
    I like to use condensed can milk instead of milk/cream because it is less likely to curdle and are easy to have on hand.

    • Hi Heather. That’s an interesting idea to use condensed milk. Does it add much sweetness to the soup? Perhaps evaporated milk might be another possibility. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your thoughts.

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