Cabbage and smoked sausage soup

Ahh, the only redeeming thing about winter is the soups.

Cabbage with a smoky sausage like rookworst makes for a fantastic soup. With some potato and beans, you have a one pot meal. Another delicious, cheap and easy option for a cold and hungry bunch.

Something I might try next time is maybe some buttery toasted breadcrumbs to go on top. Yes, I think I will try that next time.

Cabbage and smoked sausage soup

Cabbage and bockwurst soup

Serves 4


  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 bockwurst sausage (or other smoked sausage), sliced
  • 1 large potato, diced
  • half a cabbage, coarsely shredded
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained
  • black pepper to season


  1. Heat up a little oil in a soup pot and brown the onions and sausage for a few minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and potatoes and cook for another minute.
  3. Add the cabbage and stock, cover and bring to the boil.
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer with the lid on for about 20 minutes until potatoes are cooked.
  5. Add the beans and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  6. Season with pepper then serve. Garnish with parmesan if you like.

Adapted from 101 Cookbooks’ Rustic cabbage soup recipe.

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