Cabbage Soup Premium PD Recipe

This is a bacon-free and dairy-free remake of my father’s family-famous cabbage soup. The smell of it simmering evokes delicious cool-weather memories of my childhood. The exciting and rare times my dad put down the hammer and picked up a whisk were so memorable. I adored watching him cook and take over the kitchen. My mother was a permanent fixture behind the stove, so to see him in her place was odd and lots of fun. I hope our PD dads can use this soup recipe to carry on the tradition of making a fun family memory of dad cooking in the kitchen.


  1. When I first made this soup I was unsure if I liked it. By the time I was finished with the batch I was in love. I CRAVE this soup now, it’s so yummy and hearty and good for a cold day. I’m making another batch now and it’s going to be our dinner tonight, and my breakfast all week, in this unusual snowy weather we are having here in Oregon!

    1. I recommend making this one stovetop because the cook time is short, but if you do not have a stove and only have an electric pressure cooker it can be done. Most of the steps in this soup will be done with the lid off using the browning or saute setting to mimic the stovetop.

  2. At first, I’ll be honest cabbage soup just didn’t sound appealing. Then my wife, out of the blue wanted cabbage soup. Guess what? I knew the right recipe for the job. Not sure why I avoided this recipe for as long as I did. But I am so glad she asked for the soup, as this recipe was an excellent fix for quick and simple dinner. I do believe the best part of this recipe is, I always have the ingredients in my pantry and refrigerator. In a pinch cabbage soup will do. The flavor is wonderful, warming and very inviting. While it doesn’t get cold here in CA, it’s one of those fall soups you could throw together, then relax and enjoy the deep flavors and the medley of veggies come to life! Thanks Julie another two thumbs up recipe!

  3. Now this was a great soup. I ate it fresh out of the pot, every day after that for 4 days, then again for 3 days after I took the soup out of the freezer. All were just as delicious as the first.

  4. This was a new soup for me, its warm and smokey. Served with a side of drop and bake biscuits. So good on an autumn day. I doubled the recipe and have some stocked in the freezer for a future meal over rice or pasta.

  5. One spoonful of this soup and I realized that I have been deprived. When is the last time I had something like THIS? Seriously, I got a little misty. This is just like a sauerkraut, potatoes, and polish sausage dish that I ate around the table growing up. This soup is nostalgia in a bowl. And it is wonderful. Kudos!

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