Chunky Beef, Cabbage and Tomato Soup (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

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I love this cabbage soup recipe, made with ground beef, vegetables and tomatoes. It’s the perfect cold weather soup and makes enough for leftovers.

I love this cabbage soup recipe, made with ground beef, vegetables and tomatoes. It's the perfect cold weather soup and makes enough for leftovers.

Ground beef, cabbage, vegetables and tomatoes, this is the perfect soup to clean out your fridge! And it’s super easy to make.

I love this cabbage soup recipe, made with ground beef, vegetables and tomatoes. It's the perfect cold weather soup and makes enough for leftovers.

I grew up on homemade soups, in fact most dinners in my house growing up either started with soup, or soup was the main dish. My Mom usually threw whatever she had in the refrigerator and would whip up a new soup. I was a pretty picky eater, but I always loved when she made cabbage soup. This recipe reminds me of one of those soups she would whip up. Feel free to add any veggies you might need to use up. Crushed or diced tomatoes both work fine.

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I love this cabbage soup recipe, made with ground beef, vegetables and tomatoes. It's the perfect cold weather soup and makes enough for leftovers.
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Chunky Beef, Cabbage and Tomato Soup (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

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181 Cals 15.5 Protein 14 Carbs 6 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Yield: 7 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Soup
CUISINE: American
Ground beef, cabbage, vegetables and tomatoes, this is the perfect soup to clean out your fridge! And it's super easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb 90% lean ground beef
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced carrot
  • 28 oz can diced or crushed tomatoes
  • 5 cups chopped green cabbage
  • 4 cups beef stock, canned* or homemade
  • 2 bay leaves

Instructions

Instant Pot:

  • Assuming your electric pressure cooker has a saute option, or if using the Instant Pot, press the saute button and let the pressure cooker get very hot, when hot spray with oil, add the ground beef and salt and cook until browned breaking the meat up into small pieces as it cooks, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • When browned, add the onion, celery and carrots and saute 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, cabbage, beef stock and bay leaves, lock the lid cook high pressure 20 minutes.
  • Let the steam release naturally. Remove bay leaves and serve. Makes 11 cups.

Stove top:

  • Follow the same directions as above in a large pot or Dutch oven, cook covered low 40 minutes.

Notes

*check labels for gluten-free or Whole30 compliant.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cups, Calories: 181kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 15.5g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2.3g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 592mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4.5g
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 4
Keywords: beef cabbage tomato soup, Cabbage and Tomato Soup, cabbage soup, cabbage soup recipe, cabbage soup with ground beef, Chunky Beef, hamburger cabbage soup

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446 comments

  1. Loved it, made with home canned tomotoes

  2. I subbed ground turkey, which only saved a point, but the recipe was delicious! Everything else I followed exactly, and it has a great flavor. My 16yr old son peeked in the pot while I was making it and said it reminded him of “kitchen sick soup” that he had at a friends house once and raved about. Will make again for sure!

  3. I used ground turkey instead of beef.  It was delicious and so full of flavor!

  4. Is it 1 & 1/2 t of salt or 1/2 t? Sorry for the dumb question 🙈

  5. Can you use ground turkey instead?

  6. Hello. The soup is delicious and a family favorite!

    I see this was labeled 3 points on WW. When I put it in there is says 5. Can you tell m where you found that information? Thank you!

    • Hi Jen. The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

  7. This soup was amazing.  I added some worchire sauce. Extra yummy.  Highly recommend for those fall and winter days. 

  8. This came out amazing. The only thing I did different was 1 1/2 pounds of beef and added a parmesan rind in the stock. So good.  

  9. Wow this was delicious! I didn’t have ground beef, so I used ground Turkey. I also only had purple cabbage, but both substitutions worked just fine. Such a great tasty soup. I started to make for dinner, but my Instant Pot took so long to come to pressure then to use natural release made it super late, but I am sure we will enjoy this all week for lunch. Another healthy and easy Skinnytaste recipe keeper!

  10. Love this soup, this time I put stew beef instead of hamburger.

  11. Finally found a veggie soup my husband actually liked!! Really good and cannot wait to make it again!!

  12. My daughter and granddaughter raved over this soup.

    I find it lack flavor.

  13. Just made this. So amazingly good. Just used 1 14oz. can of diced and 1 15 oz. can of crushed tomatoes. So easy but full of flavor.

  14. Our family of five Absolutely loves this soup! Easy to make so I always make two batches. Light and healthy. 
    I’ve made it many many times! Couldn’t highly recommend this soup enough. So good ! 

  15. I made your soup last week and we loved it. My Mom’s recipe had to simmer 2-3 hrs; tasted good, but a long wait. Yours was delish after 60 min. I’ll probably double it next time and maybe in the IP. We’ve started eating sauteed cabbage and I had a half a large cabbage to use up and this soup was perfect. I had to use whole canned tomatoes, (bought a case in error), but I chopped them up and it worked. I now have crushed tomatoes on hand for next time. Thanks for a quick lunch soup recipe!

  16. Make this soup A lot, it’s really good!

  17. I just made this soup for the first time and we really enjoyed it. It’s a simple but flavorful recipe that I’ll be making often. I’m thinking of adding a small can of tomato sauce next time to intensify the tomato flavor. 

  18. What would the WW points be using 93% ground turkey instead of ground beef?

  19. I make this all the time now. Thank you so much for sharing. It is delicious!

  20. This soup is delicious! I made a batch of it to have for lunch throughout the week. It’s easy, delicious and healthy. I switched out the ground beef and used 99% fat free ground turkey breast instead, making this soup 0 WW points for the Blue and Purple plans and only 1 point for the Green plan!

  21. Hi there!  If I double the recipe in the instant pot do I have to change the time?

  22. I have made dozens of SkinnyTaste recipes over the years and this is one of our favorites! It’s perfect as is, especially for fall, flexible if people want to season it a certain way. Highly recommend!

  23. I made this yesterday and we just ate it for lunch. Just delicious! I did mine on the stovetop and it was really easy. My husband likes to take soup for work and this just made it to the head of the line. Thanks!

  24. Excellent and hearty!! I did 1.5 pounds of 96% lean ground beef to add some bulk to the soup And an additional cup of broth since my 2 kids’ appetites have increased. Since my slow cooker has a sauté function, I cooked the soup in that. I don’t really use my Instant Pot that much. I did 4 hours on high and added the cabbage the last two hours of cooking. I also added some Italian seasoning and minced garlic. This was a perfect soup after a hectic Mother’s Day weekend of eating out too much. It was a great low carb way to detox and get back on track.

  25. Add 1/2 – 1 tsp each dried marjoram and thyme for flavor. Really nice.

  26. Delicious!  One of my go to recipes that I can cook on Sunday and eat all week.  It is also WW point friendly.

  27. Has anyone tried purple cabbage instead of the green?

  28. Easy and delicious!!!

  29. Even better than expected, and I’ve already made it twice in a month. Made a half recipe in the IP (half all, 15. In pressure) and this was perfect. I’ve also made it with smoked sausage, still good. I’ve also thrown in leftover daikon (Japanese radish), still good. Last time I threw in some small pasta in to the leftovers, still good. It seems like this is a very versatile soup and is absolutely on rotation here. This is a keeper. 

    • Just making sure I’m reading this right, you set the timer on the pressure cooker to 20 minutes, on the “Pressure Cook” setting, not the “Soup/Broth” setting?

  30. SO delicious, Thanks

  31. Can you freeze leftovers?

  32. My mom always taught me that recipes are suggestions, so I made this my own! I don’t care for celery enough to buy it, but I had 2 tablespoons of minced garlic, a package of frozen spinach and a bag of frozen corn. Substituted ground turkey and chicken stock. Added some rosemary and thyme. So good even my 6 year old loved it!

  33. Used a little bit more veggies than it called for and added some hot paprika and that gave it such great flavor! Love this easy recipe, I will definitely make it again!

  34. Is this keto friendly? 

  35. Perfect! Followed recipe as is. Just added a dash more of sea salt and black pepper for personal preference upon serving.  

  36. I’ve been making this recipe since it was first posted. It is the closest recipe I’ve ever found to my grandma’s vegetable soup. It is a favorite among my family. We freeze it in batches to make an easy dinner on busy weeks.

    I double all the vegetables and let it cook on the stovetop all day. Also gives us quite a few more servings. Delicious!

  37. This soup is SO delicious and easy to make in the IP. I added mushrooms, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, pepper, and garlic but kept everything else spot on to the recipe. It’s so filling and flavorful. This recipe is totally a keeper!

  38. I have made this soup several times. Always delicious. Per Gina’s (and other comments) suggestions, this recipe is VERY flexible. Switch up the veggies and amounts based on what you have on hand. Play with spices, seasoning if you wish ( I use better than bouillon and a splash of Worcestershire…however if you are a new or nervous cook, do exactly as the recipe is written). The recipe is easy and reliable and tasty! Hint: Makes a great lunch at home or  “ to go”. Low point packs nicely in a thermos…great winter lunch at work!  

  39. I’ve made this numerous times and we just love it. I do add a splash of soy sauce, worcestshire and siracha to bump up the flavor but it’s that kind of recipe – season to taste.  It’s a winner recipe.  So healthy and tasty.  

  40. Very tasty and a nice, hearty change! Easy, too. I added a good amount of black pepper. I also added beef bouillon (Better Than Bouillion) and water to move it the more toward the beef side as the tomato flavor was a little strong for me. When I went shopping, there was 95% beef/5% fat ground beef so I used that. I will make the soup again and add more carrots because I love them!

    I’m on WW , on the Blue plan. When I enter this into recipe builder and estimate 8 servings, it comes up with 2 SP.

  41. This soup is delicious but I just added the nutritional information in to the weight watcher app and it came up as 5 freestyle point. You list it as 3 pts.

    • Hi Jenn. The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

  42. Delicious! Easy weekday meal, just buy frozen mirapoux and dinner in a hour.

  43. This was great. I added a can of rotel tomatoes.  Added just a little zip to it. Thanks for the recipe. 

  44. This was great. I added a can of rotel tomatoes.  Added just a little zip toot.  Thanks for the recipe. 

  45. This soup is great! Make with crushed tomatoes and also use bag of slaw mix (already cut up!) So quick & easy with instant pot. Smells so good my husband came to see what I’d cooked! Keep the great recipes coming!

  46. When you see the Instant Pot on Hi for 20 minutes cooking time do you leave the warm button on or turn it off or does it matter.

  47. Could you use sauerkraut instead of cabbage?

  48. Not everyone has an Instant Pot. I had to read through the Instant Pot directions, writing it down as what I needed to do on the stove top. I have old eyes! But this looks good enough to try! I will probably try it with ground bison instead of the ground beef.

  49. I have made this soup several times, and given to my friends also love, love it!

  50. I make this once a month. It’s even better with ground venison. It’s perfect with the crushed tomatoes. Thank you!

  51. Delicious! I was worried since there wasn’t much in the way of spices, but the homemade beef broth I used had a lot of flavor so that helped. I served it with a bit of rice and sriracha and it was so yummy!

  52. Great tasting soup. Even better the next day. Used ground turkey instead of beef. Did in IP.

  53. So far so good! Simmering right now 🙂
    I made modifications based on what we had on hand, preferences, and recommendations from comments.

    -we don’t eat red meat, so i used ground chicken instead of beef  and used chicken stock instead of beef stock.
    -added kale 
    -added sautéd garlic, basil, cumin, paprika, 

    Smells great and tastes great so far! 

  54. So so yummy! This is our favorite recipe pf yours! I make it multiple times a month in double batches each time! Thank you so much for sharing!! Oh and my 2 year old and husband love it as much as I do!!

  55. I found the soup a tiny bit bland. Added black pepper, more salt, and a tablespoon of vinegar.

  56. We like to add lemon juice to give it a sweet and sour flavor!

  57. My kids believe it or not are huge fans of Sweet and Sour Cabbage soup so I added brown sugar and squeezed the juice of one lemon and it was amazing. They asked when I can make it again for them. I love being able to cook low point meals for myself that my chidlren will actually eat. Once again, Skinnytaste did not disappoint!

    • I was wondering what is giving this recipe such a high carbohydrate count? If I use sugar free broth, would that change the carb #?

  58. I made this soup tonight, using ground turkey. I also added garlic and Italian seasoning. I served it with some grated romano cheese. It was excellent and I will make it often.

  59. Made this soup during a Polar vortex and it  was fabulous. I can’t believe how easy, low fat, and delicious it was. Really hit the spot!

  60. This soup is very good, Gina.. I added a couple potatoes for texture. Thanks.

    • I’m kind of a new instant pot user. What does it mean when it says let steam release naturally?. It doesnt say how long or anything so I’m confused.

  61. Made mine with 95% lean beef and counted the soup as 2 points for 1 1/2 cups. Delicious and even lower in points!

  62. I didn’t have bay leaves so I added 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon of cumin. Added lots of flavor. 

  63. I only have purple cabbage in my fridge right now…. do you think that will work?

    • Absolutely! It will look a bit different, but taste the same. I sub out the 2 cabbages frequently based on what I have on hand.

  64. This reminds me of my mother’s old fashioned cabbage soup. A little bit of brown sugar and vinegar makes it sweet and sour. My mother served hers with rice. Yum!

  65. Pretty good…basic, needs apple cider vinegar, worchestershire and a little bit of sweetener (brown sugar or something low/no carb for dieters.) Also this took at least 60-75 minutes; 20 minutes to cook and 20 more to natural release plus prep and sauteing. I also think turkey might be better than beef, I’ll try that next time.

  66. I made this soup for dinner tonight. It tastes so good !!! Great meal especially during the cold winter weather. Bonus, low calorie ????

  67. Can I use frozen ground beef, and would it change the cooking time? So excited to try! 

  68. 3 WW points per cup?

  69. Question – says 592 mg of carbs? That can’t possibly be right can it?  Sounds good but??? 

  70. Do you drain the grease after you brown the meat or leave it in the soup?

  71. I made this in the slow cooker and it came out great. I browned the ground beef then put all the ingredients in the slow cooker for 4 hours on high. I will definitely put this in my winter soup rotation.

  72. So good, but I ked it just a little better with a splash of vinegar before serving!

  73. This was so good. Since I only had 1 can of diced tomatoes, I add a can of tomatoe soup. It still tasted really good. Thank you for this recipe!

  74. We really enjoyed this soup it was rich and very flavorful. Simple to make use a crock pot because we had to go out for awhile worked wonderfully.

  75. Curious about the point calculation. Is it 3 simply based on the beef? Because when I input the nutritional information it calculates 5 points. Thank you!!

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

    • Going to make this for dinner tonight. When would you suggest adding a cubed sweet potato? With the onions/other veggies?

  76. We just made this for dinner… excellent. We served it over a small amount of shell macs…. even the Grandson ate it.

  77. I made this for dinner on a cold winter evening with a slice of cornbread. I invited an elderly gentleman down the street to join us, and we ate from tv trays next to the fireplace. He has new friends, and I have a wonderful new way to love cabbage. Thanks Mac

  78. Has anyone thrown in spinach? 

  79. I loved the idea of this soup but I found it to be very bland. To me it was missing something. I ended up adding some tomato paste and a little bit of vinegar which helped some.  I was a little disappointed. 

  80. I made it in my Pressure Cooker, it was as very easy and very delicious. Just don’t add the salt. It came out too salty so tomorrow when I reheat it I’ll put a raw potato in it and it will absorb the salt. 

  81. I don’t have an instant pot . Can this be made on a stove top?

    • There are directions for the stove top at the bottom of the recipe. You basically follow the same directions and cook on low for 40 minutes.

  82. This was our first meal In our Insta Pot, and it was a winner!  I followed the recipe exactly using garlic & olive oil flavored diced tomatoes.  It was so good and easy.  We will make this again!

  83. Mine is in the instant pot right now. Increases most of the ingredients except the meat…ground turkey. Do I totally need to let it naturally release or can I quick release after 10 or 15 min natural. 

  84. Delicious! I used1.5lb of ground beef, and omitted the salt, since canned beef broth and tomatoes are so salty. I did mean to add a little Worcestershire as someone else recommended, but I forgot! I made it in my Instant Pot, but you could cook it just as fast- or faster- on top of the stove. I definitely will make this again! Thanks for the great recipe!

  85. How is this considered Low Carb when a serving contains Carbohydrates: 14g?

  86. I had bought a corned beef that was so salty I could not eat it. Thought I would dice it up and use it up in this recipe instead of the hamburger. Came out delicious.

  87. This soup was absolutely DELICIOUS! It tasted just like my grandma’s cabbage rolls she makes… I did mine on the stove top, let everything boil/simmer together for a good 25 minutes so the cabbage got tender. My husband doesn’t like soup what so ever, but he scarfed this down SO fast. I did add in a cup on white rice at the end, to make it more like a cabbage roll. I am so impressed. I also did not use celery, but did use celery salt for flavoring. Thank you!

  88. How well does it keep if frozen?

  89. This is the most amazing and easy recipe. I LOVE throwing this together when we have a busy day. It takes less than an hour and dinner is done and leftovers are even better

  90. Delicious recipe, but if making stovetop, I felt I needed to add at least 1 1/2 cup of more water /beef stock. 

  91. Has anyone done this in the slow cooker? Should I cook the ground beef first or put it in the crockpot uncooked?

  92. Just made this today! Yummm!! Definitely will be making this again! 

  93. I added a can of kidney beans for more protein and some roughly chopped red potatoes! Perfect for a cold day and to have for lunch during the week!

  94. This is definitely one of my favorite soups! I use ground turkey and it’s delicious! Wondering if anyone has tried cooking this in the slow cooker? I always make a double batch and freeze it.

  95. Love this recipe! I use tomato sauce instead of chunks of tomato, ground turkey and I add a can of black and white kidney beans for more protein. Delicious! 

  96. This was SOOO good!! This is definitely going in my winter soup rotation. Thank you!!

  97. Just made this for lunches this week. So easy, and so much flavor! Love this recipe.

  98. I made the stove top version with ground turkey and vegetable broth. It’s SO GOOD!

  99. So easy to make in the Instant Pot. This  soup is so delicious but low calorie enough to have more! This soup will become a regular during the upcoming cold months. Thanks again for another great Instant Pot recipe!

  100. If I made the recipe above but added Barley, would it be cooked in 20 minutes in a Instant Pot? I make a Hamburger soup that is similar. It doesn’t have cabbage and has everything listed above plus 8 Tbsp barley, 1 tsp Thyme, but only 3 cans beef broth and one can of condensed tomato soup.

  101. Second time making this recipe absolutely amazing!!!  And only 3 points love love love.

  102. This looks so good! Definitely making this. I think I’ll add another pound of beef, some potatoes, a can of corn, and maybe some peas or green beans. Yum!

  103. I just made this soup for what seems like the hundredth time! It is sooooo good!

  104. Made this last night for dinner – it was delicious! My husband didn’t even add extra salt! Wow! Not often that I cook that he doesn’t add salt. Will definitely make this again.

    I love this skinnytaste website….and waiting for my third cookbook. Gina, if possible, can you send me a link to the recipes people are talking about that were available if you preordered book #3? I ordered it in July from Indigo but never received notification about the extra recipes.

  105. Oh man! This soup was amazing! The only thing I added was a few handfuls of kale. It is so close to a vegetable beef soup at a tiny steak house here in Iowa! Yum…I will definitely make again. Thanks!

  106. Hi ….dumb question but has anyone ever doubled this recipe in a 6 qt instant pot?  Love this and it freezes really well!!

  107. Can this be made with beef stew meat? 

  108. I make this every other Sunday to take to work for lunch. It makes about 5 portions in the containers I use. It freezes well and is always a good “go to” when I don’t have other ideas or am in a hurry. I buy screw on lid containers that don’t leak. Also, I use homemade broth or low sodium store bought. Honestly I could eat it everyday.

  109. Love your recipes, Gina, but since I have OLD taste buds, I kick it up a bit. I added a pinch a of marjoram, hot pepper flakes, two cloves of minced garlic, and a splash or two of red wine vinegar. Hubby had two bowlfuls. T Y for sharing with us.

  110. This soup is very good and satisfying. My husband thoroughly enjoyed it and wants me to make it again! Of course I will! Gina, your recipes are always good! Your Mini Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup is delicious!!!!! Your followers should try it. 

  111. I have been trying to do a summer slim down by cutting back on my carbs. Most of our dinners lately have consisted of a protein and a vegetable which is great but has gotten boring. I thought of your deconstructed cabbage rolls which we love but I looked at the carbohydrate count and found it too high (for me right now – I will be eating it again some day!) That’s when this recipe appeared. It totally got me out of my rut – super yummy and satisfying. My husband had two and a half bowls so he obviously enjoyed it too. Thanks for the great healthy recipe!

  112. I love every skinnytaste recipe that I’ve tried but this one by far is my favorite. It easy sooooo good !!! Thank you for always coming up with such good and healthy food options. 

  113. Have just made tonight for an easy Friday night dinner. Thanks Gina for making it easier to be healthy!! Both hubby and myself LOVED this, was awesome flavor, easy peasy and extras to freeze for weekday lunches. Just PERFECT!!!

  114. Can I finish this in the slow cooker? How long to cook on low? When would I add the cabbage?

  115. Made this several times, we really love it.  Just made it with ground turkey, wondered how do I figure out the points?  I do like it better with beef.  My husband and I have been using your recipes since February 14, 2018.  I’ve lost 23 lbs and my husband 18 lbs.  thanks for you great recipes!

  116. Skinnytaste.com has become my “go-to” site for wonderfully tasty, weight watchers friendly recipes. Nearly EVERYTHING I have made has become a favorite, and made multiple times. We had this for supper this evening, and it was no exception. We like our food with a little more spice, so I did make a couple of changes. I added minced garlic and chopped green peppers, a couple of teaspoons of instant beef stock powder, ground pepper, and a teaspoon of ground allspice. Loved the result–it tasted like cabbage rolls in a soup!

  117. I have tried two different email addresses and I keep getting the same message for both, “not a valid email address”. What should I do?

  118. Just made this recipe and it is fantastic! Did it on the stove top and added red pepper flakes for a little heat. Thanks for sharing!

  119. I have never actually gone back to leave a comment after trying out a recipe, but in this case, I have to give credit where due. This cabbage soup recipe is one of my very favorites now and my significant other loves it as well as the rest of his family! It is so nice to come home after a long day at work and not have to spend hours slaving over the stove yet I still get to enjoy such a great home cooked and healthy meal without all the hassle! I have even put some away in the freezer and it does not ruin the flavor or anything about it, so even when you have alot of leftovers or don’t want to eat it for 5 days straight it is perfect for freezing and taking out on one of those cold lazy nights you feel like having something warm and yummy but dont want to do anything but cuddle up and relax, just thaw heat and enjoy all over again! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, it will be cherished for many years to come!

    • Thank you for sharing that it freezes well! 
      I was going to make it but even the half portion makes a ton! 
      This is a great recipe! 

  120. My husband and I really liked this soup. I think next time I will use turkey sausage for a little more flavor and add a few more carrots or other vegetable. It was yummy, esp on a cold Maine day.

  121. Delicious!  I’m making this again tonight for the fourth time.  I love having this soup in the house.   I measure all ingredients except for the cabbage. I just chop up the whole thing and throw it in.   And I use Better Than Boullion beef stock.  Comes out great!

  122. Delicious! I threw in some mushrooms and a little left over bok choy – but other than that made the recipe as directed. I’ll definitely be keeping this in the rotation!

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  124. This soup is delicious! Made it tonight as we started WW again 2 months ago and needed to spice up the meals. So tasty and filling. Love the low SPs. I used diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion. I will add some fresh peppers next time. Adding some rice would be a good option too. Thanks for always having tasty and new recipes!

  125. I add 1T beef Better than Bullion to add depth of fflavor, since store bought beef stock is pretty watery. This is such a delicious soup, it’s part of my monthly rotation for easy lunches or dinners. Freezes really well.

  126. I added way more onion and carrots, along with garlic salt, onion powder, etc. But this is so easy and wonderful, I can’t wait to make it again!

  127. Has this been made with purple cabbage? Ive made it with green and its delicious. have some purple I need to use up.

  128. Just made this and so yummy

  129. We love this soup!  I’ve made it once a week during this colder- than-normal winter and it warms our bones.  It’s delicious, but so easy. My daughter is away at school and makes it too.  Thanks so much!

  130. Can you use a slow cooker? My Wolfgang Puck has the browning option on it. I love it because of this feature. I have a pressure cooker I’ve never used. I guess I remember my mother exploding hers. I would appreciate your input.

  131. Super easy to make in the Instant Pot! Loved this recipe – quick, delicious, and healthy!

  132. I made this soup for lunches this week, and it was great! Started Sunday evening at 745, made in the instant pot. Was done and in the fridge by 9:30. For having such few ingredients and no extra spices, it was so full of flavor! Making again soon, and may add green beans or zucchini.

  133. We made this last night and it was AMAZING. We did add potatoes (diced really small) and red pepper flakes for some heat. My husband made mine with my fake beef crumbles and it was just as delicious. Such a great recipe!

  134. This recipe was delicious! I added garlic powder to the meat while browning. I will make it again!

  135. Will this fit in the Mini?

  136. I’ve done this in the instant pot and stove top. Love it! A perfect hearty soup for the winter. Sometimes I’ll add in a small amount of brown rice. 

  137. If wanting to add rice to this, How much would you add and would it change the cooking time? Also should more liquid be added? Thanks ….

  138. I made this last night and the whole family loved it!

  139. Just made your recipe in my instant pot..it is delicious! Tastes like stuffed cabbage!
    Thinking of trying peppers next time..maybe add rice..like stuffed peppers..
    Thank you Gina!

  140. Made this with ground turkey. Yummy. 

  141. It looks delicious !Can I use bone broth instead of beef stock?

  142.  I made this recipe tonight and it tasted superb and fast and easy.  I added pepperoni, thin sliced cut in quarters.  I replaced the beef broth with water.   Thank you for this recipe. 

  143. I made this tonight and loved it.  The only thing I’d change is add a little more beef for my carnivore husband.  LOL

  144. This soup is DELICIOUS!!  I added corn and jalapeños for a kick. My husband said it was the best soup he’s ever had – Wow…big compliment Gina!! Nice work. Thank you for your tireless efforts that allow us to eat so good!!!

  145. This soup is very similar to the Beef, Tomato and Acini di Pepe soup, which my family LOVES and calls Hamburger Soup. I made this cabbage version tonight, and I’ll admit I was worried about the kids reaction to the cabbage, but the cabbage blended with the onions, they didn’t even notice, It was delicious. My kids ate it up, but said they would have loved it even more with the Acini di Pepe pasta in it. I made the recipe exactly as written, but I added 2 diced gloves of garlic at the end of the celery/carrot/onion saute and cooked about 30 seconds, and I added some pepper after I added the liquids. I also deglazed the instant pot pan with about a half cup of the beef broth after I cooked the garlic, scraping up the yummy bits from the sautee process and then added the rest of the beef broth. I am a new Instant Pot cook and would offer these suggestions: I didn’t spray the pot with oil. I added about about a T after the pot heated on the HIGH Sautee setting, before the beef ( I did this bc my olive oil spray smoked and didn’t do much after I sprayed the IP). Don’t be alarmed when you add the beef on the high setting that it will burn like I was. I turned my IP off to medium and then back to High when I realized Med was too low and that High was just right. I added another spin or 2 of olive oil after adding the veggies bc they looked dry. I diced the cabbage so it blended with the onions. I served it with 90 calorie crescent rolls, “shake from the jar” Trader Joe’s parmesan cheese, and hot sauce since some of us like it spicey.. It took about 40 minutes for my IP to naturally release. I have the Instant Pot Ultra. From now on I’m going to make “Hamburger Soup” with cabbage. Great way for kids to get more veggies.

  146. Thanks once again Gina for a fabulous recipe! My family and I eat so well because of your excellent recipes. As a weight watcher leader/coach i am always looking for plan friendly recipes to share with my members and yours are definitely my go tos. I use the meal planner every Sunday to get my meals in order for the upcoming week. And since i got an instant pot over the holidays I’ve really loved all your creations even more. Thank you thank you thank you!! 

  147. This soup was delicious, just the way it is. I was skeptical with not many ingredients, but i was pleasantly surprised.

  148. Made this last weekend. I still had the second half of the head of cabbage left over so I decided to make it again and made a WONDERFUL error.
    My grocery store sells diced vegetables (onions, celery, and bell pepper) and I thought I got celery but picked up bell pepper by accident. Made it anyway and it was delicious. I would call it “Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup.”

  149. Best cabbage soup ever! I cooked it stovetop. I will definitely make it again.

  150. My whole family loved it!

  151. So delicious and my husband loved it. It was all eaten up in no time.

  152. This was the first thing I cooked in my new InstaPot. LOVE LOVE LOVE the soup!! One of my favorite dishes is rolled cabbage but it’s a pain to make. This satisfied my cravings for that! Had it for dinner last night and am now having leftovers for lunch! This will be added to my staple recipes for quick and easy dinners! Thank you thank you!! 🙂

  153. Made this tonight for dinner…but…I changed it up just a bit…I used ground turkey and chicken stock in place of the beef…

    Another Awesome recipe…
    and I made it on the stove top….

  154. If you use turkey ground meat do you need to change the broth to chicken broth?

  155. Can you make this recipe in the mini insta pot?

  156. Great Instant Pot Recipe.
    I used sirloin tips cut into bite seized pieces. It took about 20 minutes to reach full pressure and 25 minutes to cook. It was delicious.
    Thank you.

  157. Hi, this recipe sounds delicious. How can I tell if I have the right size IP? I have the small one – 3 quart.

    I find most of the recipes are for the large one!

    I don’t want to get half way through and realize mine is too small for all the ingredients.

  158. This is an excellent recipe and couldn’t be easier to make.  If you’re short on time, buy some cabbage slaw mix and use it instead.  It has some carrots in it, too.  For added flavor, use fire-roasted diced tomatoes.

  159. Thank you for an awesome instant pot recipe. I used extra lean ground beef. Came out 7 – 1 1/2 C severing at 2 sp each. ?

  160. Why don’t you drain the grease off the meat after browning it?  Seems like that would be a good idea with ground beef which always leaves grease in the pan even if it’s a low percentage of fat.

  161. i absolutely love this recipe and so did my man!! thank you so much, this is a total winner. I am actually on my way into the kitchen to make it again right now!

  162. Can I ask what is an instant pot?  Same as a pressure pot?

  163. I always have a question of making meal plan, for example, the calories of this meal is only 181, but for a whole meal you could take about 400-500 calories. So what else do you have with this?

    • To increase your calories, you can have a salad on the side, or half sandwich.

    • I would also add brown rice, a little parm–and I would double the serving. A heaping side of steamed broccoli. I always need 500 calories for a dinner meal.

  164. 1. Could this recipe be done in the slow cooker?
    2. If I were to use a bag of coleslaw, how many bags would I need to equal 5 cups?

  165. OMGoodness.  This soup was delicious!  My daughter and I have been back for seconds.  I hope there will be some left for lunch tomorrow.  

  166. Any tips on making this in a crock pot? I was thinking to add everything (brown the meat first) to the crock pot and cook it on low, then add the cabbage in when it was about done. Do you think 8 hours would be too long?
    Thank you! 🙂

  167. Love this recipe! My partner loved the soup immensely! I recently bought the Instant Pot and love how making meals is so easy. This recipe rocks! Of course, as with a lot of recipes, other ingredients and spices can be added but at least the base does the job well and is very satisfying. It’s really nice to be able to put all the ingredients in one pot and have everything come together. What was even more special was that when i cooked the ground turkey on the stove to put in the pot, I didn’t use any seasonings. However, after time in the Instant Pot there was so much vibrant flavor coming out of the ground turkey.

    Cabbage soup often gets a bad rap but I have learned how to make it taste very good using the Ninja Slow Cooker, which would take a couple of hours for the soup to cook and at the last few minutes, add the cabbage. With the Instant Pot, the meal is complete and delicious in no time and it is my opinion, that the flavors popped even more with a pressure cooker.

    My intentions is to make more soup for 2018 and this recipe will surely be on the repeat schedule! So easy to make and so full of flavor and a lot of options. Thank you for this recipe!

  168. Would purple cabbage change the taste of this soup? What would be your cooking suggestion for a crockpot?

  169. I used the recipe builder and it came out with 7 points! I doubled the recipe using 2 lbs ground beef!1

  170. I have just made this soup!! However, when I put the nutritional information into my Weight Watchers app on my phone it calculated a serving for 5 points. Do you know if there is any saturated fat or do you just have the total fat? Any idea why you got 3 points and I got 5?

    • Did you use the recipe builder? The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

      • I did use the Recipe Builder and as I doubled the recipe and added all ingredients including the 2 lbs of lean ground beef – it came out to 7 Smart Points per serving (even adjusting the servings to be for 14). I will count it as 5 smart points — such an awesome soup!! Enjoyed it today for lunch and was very very satisfied and full with 1 1/2 cups!!

      • So just did the recipe builder on the site not my app on phone and it came out to 4 points! 24 points for the beef and 1 for the beef broth! I can live with that!! Thank you for your awesome recipes and helping those on WW to stay on track!!

  171. Made this for dinner tonight. Absolutely fantastic. Everything I make from your website is delicious, I don’t have to worry about trying a new recipe because I know it will be yummy.

  172. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Gina! My husband and I started Weight Watchers three months ago and we’ve lost over 60 pounds between us. I’ve been cooking your recipes four or five days a week, and we both credit you with keeping us satisfied and on track.  I always make a soup or two on the weekends that we use throughout the week for lunches or with dinner and this is one of our favorites.  Again, you’ve helped change our lives and we can’t thank you enough!

  173. Gina, what size Instant Pot did you use? I haven’t gotten one yet, but I’m in the market, and I’m not sure what size to get. I’m single and live alone, but I do like having leftovers.

  174. I really enjoyed this soup. Its been perfect for lunches all week!

  175. Loved it!  Definitely will pass on the recipe and make it again and again!

  176. Any recommendations for a boxed beef broth?  I have yet to find one that doesn’t have an off flavor. 

  177. Do you know how many Smart Points this soup would be if you used ground turkey?

    • Sorry not off the bat!

      • Gina Walmart carries 96% lean ground beef that brings it down a little further. I have an electric chopper and I let my ground beef cool and put it then there as I like the meat real fine. The leaner the beef I find the chewier it is – I have never found a really lean turkey. Thanks for your comments (responses)

  178. I see you can add vegetables…any tips or tricks? Thanks!!

  179. Gina, how well does this freeze? Single person household and would love to put some in the freezer for later.

  180. Made this last night. It was awesome. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  181. This was easy to make and tastes fantastic! I used homemade beef bone broth and I did it on the stove top. This will be a regular menu item at my house.

  182. This soup is perfect for the colder temperatures! I used the Instant Pot version and it did not disappoint. I am watching my carb intake and it is hard to find low-carb soups and comfort food. Gina, I can’t thank you enough for including low carb recipes in your repertoire!

  183. Made exactly as described and it was perfect. 🙂

  184. This may seem like a dumb question, but after you add the tomatoes/cabbage/broth, should you stir it all up?

  185. I’ve made this a few different ways and it always turns out well. I normally serve it with cornbread or french bread. The original version is good but I do like the flavors that various spices add.

    1) I’ve tried this recipe with chili powder and smoked paprika added and it’s awesome (try with 1 teaspoon of chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika, then adjust at the end)! Normally I do not have celery but it’s still great without it.

    2) I have used ground turkey instead of beef and used frozen spinach instead of cabbage. I added some ground thyme, celery seeds (didn’t have celery), ground black pepper, and garlic powder (start with 1/2 teaspoon of each, and then adjust as necessary).

  186. Gina, you have changed my life lol. I’m always on and off Weight Watchers and my husband eats no carbs or sugar. I use your recipes 3-4 nights a week. It’s healthy, fresh, real ingrediants, and I find recipes that suit both of our needs. I am constantly giving your website out to all the mamas out there who don’t know what to make for dinner. I don’t even think about it anymore. I just go to your site, see what pops up and make a grocery list. Congrats to you, I can see you love what you do, and you are fantastic at it. Thank you for making my mom life so much easier!

  187. Made this before and loved it.  I’m look to meal prep    Does this soup freeze well

  188. I ❤️ This soup!!! Had it last week for lunch and I’m making it again this week!!!! Delicious 

  189. I definitely can’t wait to try this. I love soup season. I put it in my Weight Watchers recipe builder though and it came up as 4SP, just as an FYI.

    • Are you using the recipe builder? The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

  190. Is the high pressure of the instant pot the “manual button” I dont have a pressure button like some models. Thanks!

  191. Could I make the cabbage soup recipe with ground turkey?

    • All recipes that call for ground beef, you can substitute with ground turkey or ground pork. Eat healthier! You can even substitute with fake ground beef products. You know what? You can even substitute ground meat with my favorite… tofurkey italian sausage. So low in calories and tastes so real. No need to fry it up as it is already cooked. You can even put frozen meatballs in the soup, too. I always keep a package of frozen meatballs for soups and spaghetti in case I don’t feel like cooking ground beef/turkey. You can also put shredded chicken in this recipe. You can even add a handful of pasta, too. You can add kale or spinach and sometimes if you want, fresh green beans. Use this recipe as a base to work from! Often times, I like to add cubed potatoes but doing so will drive up the calories and carbs.

  192. Love all of your recipes, Gina! I haven’t made one that’s disappointed. So excited to try this out. 🙂

  193. Does this freeze well?

  194. Can you make this on the stove or in a crock pot? 

  195. I’ve made this over a dozen times by now and the soup has always been well received. Leftovers don’t last long either.

  196. This soup is amazing! I actually doubled the recipe tonight so we could eat on it a few days. Thank you for the recipe!

  197. I make something similar with rice. A kind of deconstructed cabbage roll.

  198. When you put these nutrition facts into a smartpoints calculator, the total points is 5 and not 3 like it’s listed. Am I looking st something wrong? 

    • Yes you have to use recipe builder, the nutritional facts don’t make fruit and veggies 0.

    • If you use Gina’s nutritional info on your pre freestyle calculator
      You will get the pre 2018 Smartpoints. I’m continuing to use 
      Skinnytaste but just put the nutritional info into my old( Smartpoints) calculator and follow regular Smartpoints… I’m 
      STILL losing weight! 

  199. This was my first recipe I tried with my Insta Pot – and it’s was FANTASTIC! Can’t wait to try others, you have so many good ones it’s hard to decide which. Thank you!

  200. Made this tonight and thought my husband would complain but he said it was really good!  Thanks!!

  201. Love it. Got my instant pot first time today and this recipe was the first to try out. I was not disappointed. Instead of using ground beef and beef broth, I used ground pork and boiled water. Incorporated mushroom which added an earthy flavor. It was definitely flavorful. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  202. You have a probIem. I am trying to sign up for Skinnytaste.com emails but am told “email address not valid”. I have tried with my Apple email – @icloud.com and with my Bell email – @sympatico.ca. These are both valid email addresses which I use every day.  This is no way to get subscribers to your blog. 

  203. My grandmother made a dish similar to this that we call Tubatini.  The only difference is that we mix it with Acini di pepe noodles. For those of you who are saying you want to up the spice / flavor, our family uses a can of Rotel tomatoes instead of regular diced tomatoes. It definitely amps up the volume! 

  204. Would purple cabbage taste the same, just be a questionable color?

  205. I make something like this all the time except it usually has more different veggies in it (carrots, celery, corn, etc) because I really DO clean out the fridge! We jokingly call it “Garbage Soup”!

  206. One of my fav go to quick & easy low carb soups, and shared it at least a dozen times!
    It’s tasty, hearty, and another great thing about it… you can add whatever you want to it too!
    I use ground spicy sausage in addition with the ground beef, then add some zucchini and ladle it over a bed of fresh spinach.
    If you like the carbs, you can also add some whole wheat elbow macaroni or veggie tortellini.
    Soooo Yummy!!!

  207. Can someone tell me how many calories per serving there is?

  208. This was the first recipe of yours that I made. My family devoured it last night so I’m going to make a double batch of it tonight and freeze some for future dinners!! I’m getting all of my recipes from you from now on ????

  209. I just made the soup and cooked it on the stove.  I used ground turkey.  I also added a few shakes of Mrs. Dash for extra flavor.  I also used canned crushed tomatoes with basil.  I substituted Trader Joes Hearty Vegetable broth for the Beef broth.  It turned out very yummy!  Thank you for a great recipe.

  210. I made this on Monday, and all week I’ve been loving it!!! I had it as 3 lunches, and my boyfriend had it as 2 dinners. I do add leftover rice to it, which for me really makes it a whole meal, and it’s still very low calorie and high protein for work lunches, not to mention incredibly satisfying!!
    I did one can crushed tomato and one can diced tomato, because that’s what I had. The cabbage pretty much becomes all broken down, but I really liked it that way, plus my boyfriend doesn’t like cabbage and loved this soup!
    I’m planning to make it again this weekend.
    I think I will add maybe a few chili flakes, a couple diced mushrooms, and garlic, but that’s almost no change at all.
    In summary: THIS SOUP IS GREAT!!!
    Thank you!

  211. Does this soup freeze well? 

  212.  My daughter turned me onto skinny taste. I love her so much for it. She has lost 25 pounds since the beginning of the year and a great deal of the recipe she is using these days are from skinny taste. Tonight was the second time I made this recipe And I just love it! The first time I made it it was very good but I felt I had to add things like a bit more salt and maybe some chili sauce to up the flavor for me. This time around I  added a handful of parsley fresh, a tablespoon of red chili flakes, six cloves of garlic and a bit more salt. It was out of this world! Note, I do make my own bone broth so that also adds  to the depth of flavor. This is a wonderful recipe and very versatile! It will be one of my staples until the weather gets a bit warmer. Thank you so much! 

  213. What is the serving portion for SP3? Thanks you! 

  214. LOVE this recipe! I make up a big pot of it and eat it every day for lunch. I love that it’s low calorie too. The only change I make is substituting ground turkey for ground beef and adding some navy beans to make it even heartier!

  215. I’m not a great cook, but even I couldn’t mess this up!  Made some slight alterations based on what I had—fire roasted tomatoes, added garlic, no onions and no bay leaves (not sure how those disappeared)–and it was still amazing!!  Definitely plan on freezing some leftovers, but was perfect on this snowy Ohio day!

  216. This soup is delicious! A great recipe foundation that’s easy to jazz up. I added red pepper flakes and smoked paprika to give it a smoky and spicy flavor. Definitely looking forward to make it again!

  217. There’s a first time for everything right? Well, I not only tried my instant pot for the first time, but I also tried this recipe. Oh yeah, and my husband invited the in-laws for dinner…No pressure. I’ll I can say is WOW – – While using the pressure cooker for the first time was intimidating, it was SO easy and this recipe – YUM, HUGE HIT, DEFINITELY MAKE AGAIN & AGAIN! The evening, right down to the in-laws, was a success! Can’t wait to try more!

  218. Family Favorite

    I have made this 3 times in the past 2 months.  My husband could have it for lunch every day.   One of the times I made it GF by adding long grain brown rice when I added the tomatoes and broth.   Only issue was 2 cups more broth was needed or it gets too thick. 
    We love love this soup

  219. Hi Gina,
    I made the Chunky beef an Cabbage Soup you said is only 3 Smart points. Based on your
    Nutrition Information

    Yield: 7 servings, Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
    Amount Per Serving:
    Smart Points: 3
    Points +: 4
    Calories: 181
    Total Fat: 6g
    Saturated Fat: g
    Cholesterol: 40mg
    Sodium: 592mg
    Carbohydrates: 14g
    Fiber: 2g
    Sugar: 4.5g
    Protein: 15.5g

    Read more at https://www.skinnytaste.com/chunky-beef-cabbage-and-tomato-soup-instant-pot/#ZAO8lXmzdzHUAk84.99 My Weight Watch Smart Points calculator came up with 5 smart points. I don’t see any number for the Saturated Fat and put in zero? Could this be the problem. Can you please redo the nutritional values on this recipe. In need to calculate by Calories, Saturated Fat, Sugar, and protein to get the correct smart points. Please help.

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, that is why.

  220. made this last night and loved it. I spiced it up a bit with cajun seasoning, oregano, and hot sauce and added some fresh mushrooms. Really delicious and filling.

  221. This recipe  made me so happy last night! I am sick with a horrible cold and was having a really hard time figuring out something that I could make quickly, that would be really comforting, and that would not break the calorie bank.  This soup fill the bill and then some! I did add an 8 ounce can of tomato sauce and a bit of tomato paste because I wanted more tomato flavor, probably because my taste buds are so dulled right now. So grateful to have something so warm and satisfying with so few calories! 

  222. this was so good I did add garlic because I’m a strong believer that everything needs garlic but this was so simple I’m such soup person.
    only thing I found was mine didn’t make a lot of liquid, made It on the stove top is there anything I could do to fix that? just add more beef broth or?

  223. Just made this tonight. I doubled the batch and my husband and I will eat it for lunch this week.  A double batch just hit the max fill line in my Instant Pot. The only thing I will do differently next time is add less stock. If you like it thick like the photos you will have a lot of extra liquid.  I’ll probably try 3 cups and see how that works. 

    Thank you for the recipe! 

    • Oops just realized I forgot to double the cabbage. Maybe that’s why I had a lot of liquid. Doubling would not fit in the instant pot with the missing cabbage.

  224. This was amazing!  In fact the second preparation this week is in my instant pot now.  I did have to make a minor adjustment, using what I had on hand.  Instead of the cabbage, I doubled the carrots, onions, and celery and dumped in a carton of sliced baby Bella’s.  I also used the leanest ground turkey.  So delicious!  My husband is usually meh on soups.  He loved it so much, he packed it to work.  Thank you Gina,  you have single handedly changed the way I cook.

  225. I made this soup in my crock pot. It was delicious. My husband liked it too. Definitely a keeper.

  226. I made the recipe on the stove top last night and it was hearty and delicious!

  227. 3 points!?!? How is that even possible! You are a food genius GINA! We cook skinnytaste EVERYDAY!!!!! Even have both your cookbooks.

    A while back, I remember being able to save your recipes in a recipe box on your site. That does not exist anymore.. Wish it did so I don’t forget the recipes I want to try…. It would be a great tool to add to your website.. or even better.. THE SKINNYTASTE APP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  228. If you cook it in the crockpot do you brown the meat first and then add it or put it in raw? 

  229. What is the serving size?

  230. This came out so amazing! It really tastes like a cheat meal! Yum!!

  231. This looks great! Thanks for posting instantpot options. I got one for Christmas and your site is one of the only I can find healthy recipes that look good!

  232. Made this soup last night and it was delicious! Becoming a BIG Skinnytaste fan.

  233. I made this in the crockpot on high for 4 hrs- sautéed the beef before, otherwise just threw everything in. Very tasty!

  234. I made this today as it’s a cold rainy night in California. It is so delicious!! Just served with French bread. Really a great tasting and easy recipe.

  235. This comes out as 5 points for me…

  236. Can you substitute ground beef with ground turkey?

  237. I made this today and husband loved it! I love all your recipes and their definately diet friendly, I have a Romanian background and we make stuffed cabbage with rice and ground meat. This recipe reminded me of that. I added dill and a dap of light sour cream to bring forth all the flavors. 

  238. This was great! Added a little brown rice and my husband loved it too! Def a keeper like all others! I have the jerk pork marinating as I write this! 

  239. this is totally a stuffed cabbage soup!! On my list for this weekend to make and freeze!!

  240. Gina, would this soup freeze well?  I made it the other day and it’s delicious and healthy, but I have a few bowls leftover.  Thank you – your skinny recipes are awesome!

  241. This was an absolutely delicious soup. The whole family enjoyed it with warmed crusty French baguette. I took the leftovers into work for lunch and It tasted even better. I’ll be making this one again.

  242. Made this over the weekend for just the two of us. Had lots left for leftovers. Fantastic flavors. Can’t wait to make again.

  243. This soup was just perfect!! Hearty, healthy, filling and delicious!! I will be making it again and again and again . . . . Thank you, Gina!!!

  244. I made this today and it’s delicious. I made it as it was written. To save time I bought shredded cabbage the type that is pre made for coleslaw. I used the whole bag it had shredded carrots mixed with it. I still added the other carrots, celery and onions. Definitely a keeper thank you for always creating delicious family friendly recipes. Gina you’re the best!

  245. Just wondering if anyone has tried to double the recipe? Big families need big meals. If it’s 20 minutes for this version, how much time would a doubled version take? Thanks!

    • I doubled it for dinner tonight.  I brought it just barely to a boil, put a lid on it, and let it simmer on low for about 45 minutes.

  246. I got a big ol’ cabbage in my farmhouse delivery this week so I’m totally making this tomorrow night! Do you have any recommendations on what to serve it with other than maybe some crusty bread? Trying to keep it SmartPoints friendly, too. Thanks! 

  247. I made this and substituted the beef for ground turkey, seasoned with some garlic, paprika and Italian seasoning and added barley as well and it turned out amazing! I’ll definitely be grabbing a lot of recipes from this site 🙂

  248. Is it ok to use ground turkey? What kind of broth would you recommend with that?

    • I used ground turkey and still used beef broth, it turned out great! I seasoned the turkey with chili powder and paprika beforehand.

  249. I made this last night to bring to work each day for lunch this week and then froze the rest for next week. I used ground turkey since I had it in the freezer and also added a little extra salt. It’s delicious and I would definitely serve this to company with a loaf of hearty bread. I love my Instant Pot and am thankful that you provide such wonderful, healthy recipes detailed to it’s use. I input the ingredients in my WW app and since I used ground turkey, it came out to 2 points per serving – love it!

  250. Any thoughts to substituting ground beef with flanken? not a big fan of ground beef.

  251. Easy and delicious!

  252. Made this tonight and it’s good and easy. We added barley and garlic. Thanks for another great recipe.

  253. Made this. Was deliciousl!  Don’t be afraid to use other veggies if  you don’t have cabbage on hand as I didn’t.  I put kale, cauliflower rice, some frozen corn and left over sweet potato and 1 cup of leftover shredded chicken…. along with other ingredients. ????

  254. I made this last night, and it was ok, but kind of on the bland side. I think next time I’ll add some garlic. and use hot Italian sausage, in place of the ground beef.

  255. Can I skip the meat altogether?

  256. Just made this (I may or may not be eating it as I type) and it is SO EASY to throw together with just a few ingredients. Perfect for a weeknight dinner. Yum!

  257. Per the WW calculator, this is actually 5 SP. 

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why. 🙂

      • OMG you’re right!! For some reason I totally forgot about that! Thank you! I did the same thing for the flourless chocolate cake and it came up 7 pts, but I didn’t remember that egg whites are 0 pts.  YAY!! ????????

  258. I put the values in on my ww app it’s coming up as 5 points. What could the difference in points be? 

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, that is why.

  259. I had some leftover ground beef that had been mixed with Montreal Seasoning & A1 sauce.  I combined it with a bunch of ‘clean the fridge out’ vegetables that I put through my food processor – kale, broccoli, carrots, zucchini & frozen peas.  I didn’t have celery – so I added some celery salt, black pepper and garlic powder.  Delicious!!!

  260. Making this for a warm Sunday lunch. Going to use stew beef instead of ground beef. Maybe serve it with Grilled Cheese sandwiches!

  261. It was delicious! Used my instantpot and worked perfectly. Thanks!

  262. Perfect for this cold winter night. I added some garlic because this recipe was screaming for it and a few dashes of tobasco for some warmth. Served with cornbread – fantastitic. 

  263. Gina, i made this soup today it was very GOOD!  Perfect for a chilly day in the East!  I have been making your soups lately and they have been a big hit with my family!   Thank you for another delicious recipe! Enjoy the weekend 🙂      

  264. I love this! Added one teaspoon of marjoram and a half teaspoon of black pepper. Tasted so much more delicious than what one might expect from such a simple recipe. One of my new favorites. Thank you Gina! 

  265. I just made this today, and it is so good! It was also super easy. I would definitely recommend!

  266. It is a great recipe but I am confused about the 3 smart points. There is no sat fat listed so I counted i (6 gm total divided by 7 servings.) When I calculate them I get 5 points. Can you please explain? Thanks

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, that is why.

  267. Gina, I love love love your broccoli cheese soup and make it often. I made this soup last night and may have found a new favorite!  It is hearty enough for a main dish, which is how we ate it last night.  Me husband even had seconds!  I made it on the stove top because cook time wasn’t much more than instant pot. I did add a can of mild Rotel tomatoes for a little extra flavor but that’s just me. Please keep these recipes coming!  I have both your cookbooks and couldn’t eat healthy without you!

  268. Sounds delicious! I love all of your recipes. Would this work in the crockpot if I brown the meat first?

  269. I have your books and am wondering how your pressure cooker recipes transfer to using a regular stove-top pressure cooker. I don’t have an Instant Pot. Especially wondering about recipes you pressure cook without liquid as my pressure cooker requires a cup of liquid with every use. Thanks for your assistance and for your amazing recipes!

    • The time is pretty close, stove top is slightly faster. Every recipe is different, keeping in mind that tomatoes and sauce are liquid, I would follow your manual.

  270. 20 minutes for soup in the instant pot?   This surprises me as I would think the cabbage would disintegrate
    I make chicken soup and only do it for 3 minutes on manual or else the veggies disappear…

    Pleas let me know if this might be a misprint?  I’d like to try this. thanks!

  271. I received your new cookbook as a birthday gift last month & absolutely love it. Look forward to trying new recipes- crockpot chicken taco chili is delicious.
    Thank you!

  272. Comfort food at its best! I made this last night for dinner (doubled the recipe and added a diced red pepper). It was delicious! Warm and rich, it’s perfect for the cold, rainy weekend we are expecting. Added some cooked brown rice to each bowl for a filling meal. Definitely a keeper (like so many of the SkinnyTaste recipes). My husband doesn’t realize it’s healthy.

  273. Could this be made in the slow cooke?

  274. OUTSTANDING Soup!! made it today,used half beef and half ground turkey. even though it is very fillig i had to have another cup> Thank you

  275. My mom always made her vegetable soup this way. Excellent!

  276. Looks fantastic, I’ll be adding this to the batch-cooking list for lunches next week. How long would you cook and at what heat in the slow cooker?

  277. My husband gave me a pressure cooker for Christmas. What a surprise! 🙂 Now I’ve been searching for “lean” recipes to use with it. This is perfect. Thanks! 
    I also want to know if we drain the ground meat after browning.

  278. Would this translate well to the slow cooker? It looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it!

    • I just made it in the slow cooker.  Browned the meat and sautéed the carrots onion and celery and the put it all in the crockpot.  4 hours on high worked for me.  It is delicious.

  279. Hi Gina, I noticed most of the recipes does not indicate total saturated fat. Does that mean it’s zero saturated fat? Please advise. Thank you

  280. Do you think this would work with red cabbage? I’ve got a head in my fridge I love to use up!

  281. This sounds great!  Could it be done in a crockpot instead?  

  282. Do you drain the ground meet after browning to get rid of the fat? 

  283. Now I know what I can do with my frozen whole tomatoes…If one want to make this into Sweet and sour cabbage soup experiment with adding vinegar and a little sugar depending on if you prefer sweet or sour.  Thanks Gina…With all the rain and cold temps we’re having in Southern California this will be a winter treat!

  284. I am going to make this for next week. But I’m just wondering–why 90% lean beef instead of 93% or 96%? Is it for flavor? Do you drain the beef or not?

  285. I have made a similar soup in the past with a !/2# ground beef, 1/2# low fat andouille sausage, Rotel, a little green pepper and Cajun seasonings. Great basic soup that can be taken in many directions.

  286. i add rice and a half package of onion soup mix to this similar soup I make

  287. Thank you! This is perfect! I have a 1/2 cabbage left in the fridge and some left over homemade spagetti sauce from last night!!! Soup this weekend it will be! Thanks for sharing

  288. Reminds me of deconstructed stuffed cabbage! We put rice in too!

  289. I can’t eat cabbage! What would you recommend to replace it with? Thanks,Sheila 

  290. How do you always know the recipe I need next? This is totally getting made in the IP this weekend. Any chance of you doing a creamy sausage, kale and potato soup (zuppa toscano)? A girl can dream…

  291. Every soup I’ve tried from your website…fantastic…adding this to my “to do list”!

  292. What does bay leaf do? I’ve always wondered.

  293. What size instant pot do you use? Hubby got me one for my birthday, but it’s the 8 qt which I think might be too big for every day use.

  294. This is a great option for a low point lunch … can’t wait to try it!

  295. I don’t have cabbage but I do have fresh Brussels sprouts to use up. Could this work as a substitute? 

  296. Sounds so good! It’s on the menu for next week!

  297. Can I make this with Ground Chicken or Ground Turkey instead? I do really eat beef. However, I am willing to try it if Ground Beef works best.

  298. This sounds so yummy. I am going to have to do this especially on the days I need warming up. :-).

  299. Sounds good. Can you add any rice?

  300. Can this be made in slow cooker?
    If so, temp and time.
    Another winner Gina!
    Thanks

  301. Sounds good. I have an Instant Pot but am afraid to use it. I don’t know why though. I have never had any experience with a pressure cooker. I would love to use it.

    • You will love it once you use it! It is a little intimidating at first but super easy once your comfortable with it. Try something easy the first time like Gina’s Easy Salsa Shredded Chicken!

    • Angie,
      Please don’t be afraid, although I totally get it – I was afraid too. I never owning a pot or pan in my life.. I just got an instant pot about 6 months and love it. The recipes on this site are so good, and really has made me think I can actually cook.. WOW. My 2 year old eats anything I make (huge shocker for me) My instant pot is pretty idiot proof. Just remember to release the steam before you open it, but I don’t think it will open unless you do – so see idiot proof.. I did evacuate my house on the first few times I used, so feel free to do that. By the third use I felt it was safe to stay inside.. Soon you’ll wonder how you got along without it.. Good Luck to you..

    • Love my instant pot!! It’s not at all like the old time pressure cookers you’d hear horror stories about. It is user friendly.

  302. I absolutely love your recipes thank you. Recently I made your crock pot stuffed cabbage and it was every bit as good as my dad’s recipe he mad so many years ago thank you, I look forward to your posts.