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Best Cabbage Soup Recipe

Course: Dinner, Soups
Cuisine: Hungarian
Diet: Low Lactose
Keyword: best cabbage soup, best cabbage soup recipe, cabbage soup, cabbage soup recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 6 portions
Calories: 345kcal
Author: Timea
The best cabbage soup recipe is an old recipe, which I learned in my youth from my grandmother. Is a nourishing soup with pork meat, full of flavours typical of the Transylvanian area.
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  • 1.5 kg cabbage white
  • 700 g pork meat shoulder
  • 2 pieces onions medium-size
  • 1 bunch dill chopped
  • 400 ml tomato passata jar
  • 1 tsp sea salt kosher
  • 1 tsp ground pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tsp caraway powder or seeds
  • 1 tbsp pepper paste sweet
  • 1 tbsp vegetable mix from soups
  • 100 ml sunflower oil


  • Heat the sunflower oil fry the finely chopped onion in a soup pot. Season with sea salt, freshly ground pepper, and caraway powder or seeds. Fry for about a minute until the onion becomes translucent.
  • Add the diced pork meat and stir it until it turns white. Add the sweet pepper paste, stir and cook over medium heat, under the lid, for about 10 minutes. Then pour warm water on top to cover the meat and let it boil for about 30 minutes until the meat is half cooked.
  • Add sliced cabbage over the stew, mix carefully, let it simmer for about a minute, then pour enough hot water to cover everything well. When the soup starts to boil, add the chopped dill and the tomato passata. Simmer everything for another 40-50 minutes.
  • Made a thickening from sunflower oil, wheat flour and paprika, added to the soup, and let everything boil for another five minutes—season with the vegetable mix for soups or add more salt.


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1073mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g