Saturday, February 4, 2012

Creamy Cabbage Soup–Great for Winter!

Okay, is everyone else having as weird of a winter (weather-wise) as we are here in Missouri?  It’ll be in the 60s for three days, then a storm rolls in & we’re in the 30’s, then a few days later it’s back to 50’s & 60’s.  It’s nuts.

Well, during one of those cold days, the hubs & I were craving some warm comfort food, and we had some produce that needed to be used up.  So I called upon my backlog of “Recipes to Try” and found this delicious-looking soup

Unfortunately, we didn’t have everything fresh onhand that the original recipe calls for, so we improvised a wee bit with some canned goods—however, the result was still fantastic. 

This is an amazing dish—extremely healthy & low fat, but jam-packed with flavor.  Hope you enjoy as much as we did!




1 can peas, partially drained

1 can diced potatoes, drained

2 tbsp bacon grease (this is the only fat in the whole dish, so might as well make it jam-packed with flavor)

1/2 sweet onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

4 oz mushrooms, sliced

4 cups low sodium chicken broth

salt & ground pepper

cajun seasoning

1/2 head cabbage, chopped into bite size pieces



1. In a large skillet, heat the bacon grease over medium heat, then add the onions, celery, garlic, and mushrooms for about 10-15 minutes until the onions are translucent. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and cajun seasoning

2. In a blender (or a pot, if you have an immersion blender), combine the peas, potatoes, chicken broth, and the onion mixture. 



Pulse until blended.




Combine the cabbage & the blended mixture.




Stir until combined, and cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until the cabbage is wilted. 

Serve sprinkled with shredded mozzarella & crumbled bacon, and a slice of toasted french bread.



NutriFacts: (Makes 6 servings)

Calories 127.3

  Total Fat 3.4 g

  Saturated Fat 1.2 g

  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g

  Monounsaturated Fat 1.3 g

  Cholesterol 2.7 mg

  Sodium 1,043.1 mg

  Potassium 619.3 mg

  Total Carbohydrate 19.4 g

  Dietary Fiber 4.9 g

  Sugars 2.5 g

  Protein 6.5 g

Vitamin A 8.0 %

  Vitamin B-12 0.1 %

  Vitamin B-6 8.0 %

  Vitamin C 54.7 %

  Vitamin D 2.9 %

  Vitamin E 1.8 %

Calcium 8.3 %

  Copper 6.3 %

  Folate 15.9 %

Iron 8.5 %

  Magnesium 6.2 %

  Manganese 17.4 %

  Niacin 6.3 %

  Pantothenic Acid  4.4 %

  Phosphorus  7.4 %

  Riboflavin 8.4 %

  Selenium 4.6 %

  Thiamin 8.5 %

  Zinc 4.3 %

Shared on 33 Shades of Green's Tasty Tuesdays & The Sweet Spot's Mouth Watering Mondays.


  1. This looks so yummy! I would love for you to visit my new food blog, The Sweet Spot, and link up your recipes to my Mouthwatering Monday Link Party!

    1. Thanks so much! Done & done! You have a lovely blog!