Cabbage and Sausage Soup

I have had a horrible head cold this whole week, tis the season now right?! And when my head feels like it's going to explode all I want is hot soup, tea and big fluffy blankets. Last night I really wanted a chicken noodle soup, but didn't want to wait half a day for the soup to simmer. So I went with an old favorite that I have made many many times! It's packed with garlic so it will give your immune system a boost while making you feel nice and warm. And the best part about this soup is that you dump everything into one pot at the same time and let is simmer for 30 mins to an hour...doesn't get any easier than that! 

Feel free to sub out the protein in this recipe. I have made this soup with chicken thighs and been very happy with how it turned out!

Cabbage and Sausage Soup

Makes 8-10 servings

  • 6 cups chicken broth 
  • 1 ½ cups russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained (14.5 oz)
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes (14.5 oz)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green or red cabbage
  • 1 ½ cup diced carrots 
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 5 sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound nitrate and MSG free kielbasa sausage, diced

Procedure

In your biggest soup or stock pot, combine and stir all ingredients. Bring to a boil and give it a stir. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally.