Kielbasa, Potato, and Cabbage Soup
with white beans / sour cream
Rustic, comforting, and so simple to make, this soup is great for a busy weeknight. Don't skip the apple cider vinegar (and add more to taste). The tangy flavor from the vinegar is what brings everything together.
Smarts #1: Angel hair coleslaw mix will cook down fairly quickly, but regular coleslaw mix or hand-sliced cabbage will take slightly longer. Be sure the cabbage is very tender and silky before continuing with the rest of the recipe.
Smarts #2: This recipe could be made in the Instant Pot. For tips, join the Cook Smarts Instant Pot Facebook Group.
- Garlic - 4 cloves, chopped
- Onions, medium - 1, diced
- Kielbasa - 8 oz, chopped (sub any type of pre-cooked or smoked sausage)
- Potatoes, Yukon gold - 10 oz, cubed (sub Russet potatoes)
- Beans, navy or cannellini (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
- Paprika, smoked - 1 tsp (sub regular paprika)
- Oregano, dried - 1 tsp
- Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/4 tsp
- Coleslaw mix - 10 oz (look for angel hair / thin-sliced coleslaw; sub finely shredded cabbage)
- Stock, any type - 5 cups
- Vinegar, apple cider - 1 Tbsp
- Sour cream (opt) - for serving (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
- Heat a Dutch oven or stockpot with oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and kielbasa and saute until onions are very tender and kielbasa is starting to brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Stir in paprika, oregano, red pepper flakes (if using), garlic, and coleslaw mix. Saute until cabbage is very soft and silky, another 6 to 10 minutes.
- Add stock and potatoes and cover with a lid. Simmer until potatoes are tender, ~20 minutes. (Be sure to keep the pot covered so the soup doesn't reduce down too much as everything cooks.)
- Stir in beans until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Stir in vinegar and season soup with some salt and pepper. Add additional vinegar if you’d like the soup more tangy.
- Serve soup with sour cream on top. Enjoy!
Top favorite, even the kids gobbled it up, thinking the cabbage were noodles, ha! We doubled the seasoning and did add some extra apple cider vinegar. So yummy.1 Helpful
This soup is out of this world great! So impressed with the flavors0 Helpful
Delicious! The cabbage was a surprise favorite. Left out the beans to cut down on the carbs. (We’ve made this about three times now, so good for the freezer too!)0 Helpful
So delicious! I used the Tofurkey Italian Sausage which is my favorite vegan sausage. So good in pastas and soups.0 Helpful
This was yummy, but both of the last 2 CS recipes I’ve made involving Soyrizo have scorched the bottom of my pot. It should probably cook for less time or at a lower temperature.0 Helpful
Yum! My husband and I loved this. The kids were less convinced. Also, just realized after reading another review that I forgot the beans. Oops.0 Helpful
We omitted the beans just because I don’t care for those kind of beans but it was amazing0 Helpful