Cabbage, Potato and Sausage Soup

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Sausage, potatoes, and cabbage are simmered in a simple herbed broth to make this very easy and quick soup. It is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a simple weekend lunch. I love using sausage in my soups because it adds a whole lot of flavor with minimal effort.

This soup has become a favorite and I’ve been making this recipe for a couple of years now. I love the ease of recipes like this one for making it easy to get dinner on the table, even on the busiest of nights.

Use a hot sausage or an Italian sausage, choose your favorite flavor, either one will be delicious. My preference is usually towards the hot or spicy sausage simply because my whole family likes it and a couple of my kids aren’t big fans of Italian sausage.

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Cabbage, Potato and Sausage Soup

5 from 15 votes
Sausage, potatoes, and cabbage are simmered in a simple herbed broth to make this very easy and quick soup.
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 pound hot sausage or Italian sausage
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 medium onion diced in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 cups potatoes peeled and chopped bite-size, I used 2 huge russet potatoes
  • 8 cups chicken stock or 8 cups water plus 2 tablespoons chicken base
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 head of cabbage thinly sliced into strips
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme or ¾ teaspoon dried thyme


  • Cook and crumble the sausage in a large pot, over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and the onions and saute until softened and fragrant. Add the potatoes, chicken stock, salt, and pepper and bring to a low boil for 10-15 minutes. When the potatoes are almost tender, add the cabbage and the thyme and stir to wilt the cabbage. Let it soften for a minute or two before serving. Enjoy!
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{originally published 10/9/13 – notes and photos updated 9/29/15}

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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Diane Brunjes says

    This is delicious! The only change I made was to add about 1/4 cup of fresh parsley (love the stuff) and added a couple of carrots for color as our sausage didn’t have the lovely brown color yours does. Thank you for the recipe!5 stars

  2. Wanda says

    The simplicity is exactly what I noticed! Thank you! Life is too complicated already. I have a big kitchen by today’s standards, but it would be so nice to follow a recipe for a change without the risk of loosing it among the multitude of ingredients and utensils. It makes cooking so much more appealing. I’m looking forward to trying your cabbage soup.5 stars

  3. Lori says

    I use sage sausage in this recipe also and EVERYONE who has eaten it just LOVES it! My boyfriend and I enjoy this soup “til it hurts” and make it often in the fall/winter/spring. If you’ve never tried it, do yourself a favor! I believe this recipe will be passed on in our family for sure. Thanks so much for sharing!5 stars

  4. Elaine says

    This was a very delicious but easy soup to make. My husband and I both loved it! I may add some carrots for color next time but it is wonderful just as written.5 stars

  5. Kelly says

    Made this soup for supper tonight. OMG, I seriously think I could live off of this soup! It is so, so good and so very easy to make. I will be making this one many more times! Thank you!5 stars

  6. Janet taff says

    I love looking at other peoples recipes for items that I make. We make this quite often only I put in ham flavored soup base. We find it gives it a good smoky flavor. Next time I make it I’m trying it with your chicken broth ideas. Thanks!5 stars

  7. Mama Jo says

    This soup is fantastic… Easy & Fast. I used a mild breakfast sausage. If you want it spicy use the hot. It will be put in my favorite recipes book.5 stars

  8. Norm says

    Simple. Hearty. I added white beans and carrots, and I seasoned with oregano, dill, paprika, and black pepper. Def a keeper.5 stars

  9. Kim K. says

    How cozy and yummy this was on a cold, rainy night! I found 3 cups of potatoes to be just right, maybe because I added 2 sliced carrots for extra color. But oh! With a side of warm bread and salted butter? Divine!5 stars

  10. Kat Hicks says

    SO GOOD! Would hVe used HOT sausage but grocery store was out so I got Jimmy Dean Sage sausage. I added extra crushed red pepper. Served with bread

  11. David MacKechnie says

    I made this on the weekend. Absolutely delicious and so easy to make.
    I used locally made “bacon sausage” and added thick sliced carrots.
    A big bowl of leftover soup tonight. Just as delicious!
    I’ll definitely be making this again soon!5 stars

  12. Lisa R says

    My husband and I loved it!! It was easy to prepare and came together in a flash. Super easy, SUPER flavorful. I thought about carrots, as others mentioned, but decided against it because I think this delicious soup would be too sweet w carrots. Love as is!❤️5 stars

  13. Kat Hicks United States says

    Making again on this rainy dreary day! Have hit sausage this time but will Sprinkle some sage seasoning. Made this earlier this year and making it for tonight! A delicious soup to aways keep at a go to soup!5 stars

  14. Lorie says

    I have made this soup several times and all I can say is that it is absolutely delicious! It has become a family favorite along with garlic toast. It is an ideal meal for the cooler days and wintery nights. Overall, its a great recipe to add you your arsenal good foodies.😍5 stars