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Sunday, November 6, 2022

Sausage and Cabbage Soup Recipe

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Cabbage soup with sausage and potatoes is very easy to make.  Ground sausage cabbage soup is something you can make in a crockpot if you like.  

Sausage and Cabbage Soup Recipe

Have you noticed a common theme with the recipes I have been sharing lately?  They are all those sorts of recipes you want to share when the weather begins to get a bit brisk, those winds begin whipping around, and you need that extra layer of clothing to keep you nice and toasty and warm.  Those are the sorts of meals you want on your tummy when mother nature shows her upside down smile (no frowns here) and says well, hello winter my old friend, it's your turn to show us what you got.  

I know as I get older, I sure do have an appreciation for those meals that warm us from our head down to our toes.  Did I ever even consider I would say something like this?  I can tell you with a resounding no is the answer!  

I was the gal who would refuse to wear a coat when the snow was piling up all around me, but these days?  I am only too eager to grab the warmest one I can before I step outside.  Funny how times change, isn't it?  Or let's say not... I am not a fan of getting older for sure.  Are any of us?

I have always appreciated those soups, and crockpot dinners my mother shared with me, and her mother shared with her, and now I am passing along this sharing tradition of sharing my recipes with y'all.  I love keeping those traditions alive, don't you?  

Without traditions I think life would be rather dull... do you think along the same lines as I do?  We had so many traditions growing up, it was like there was never any question.  All Thanksgiving dinners were held at Grandma & Grandpa's house, there was always a turkey for Thanksgiving, served with mashed potatoes, and noodles, and dressing.  There was no such thing as deviation from what had always been.  Christmas Eve was always spent with my mother's family, and Christmas Day spent with my father's family.  Every year we did the same things, the only things that changed was that we got older, and family members were added over time.  

Does your family celebrate holidays in the same manner?  Or... do you change things up every year?

Sometimes traditions get a bit dull, but as I age, I can appreciate them more, especially as an adult.  I love getting together and saying remember when... especially remembering those family members who are no longer with us.

Cabbage soup with sausage and potatoes

What if I told you we also had traditional recipes... ones that were always made the same way time after time, year after year.  Are you thinking this sounds familiar?  Well, we had always celebrated dinners much the same way until I found out about my food allergies, and then life began to look a bit different for me.

The rest of my family still consumes all those wheat laden loving recipes they always have.  On occasion, recipes are altered for me, but for the most part, I create a few dishes I love or want to try, and they can choose to try those recipes or not.  I am not offended either way and I am also not one of those who says everything must be compliant for me to consume too.  I am, for the most part easy going, footloose and fancy free, free spirited... you know what I mean?

I have found the holidays are the perfect time to try out new dishes though.  If you do not care for them, someone is bound to love your creations which means less waste if you are not liking what you have created... there is always someone there to eat it.

A few years ago, I tried several recipe ideas on my family, and can you believe they had no idea they were gluten free and asked for the recipes?  That made me happy.  Gluten free does not always equal bland, dry as cardboard, not something you will want to have again food.  There are some winners out there.  

I always keep in mind that my family members do not need to live the lifestyle I do, I just appreciate when they will try those items I bring along to be shared.  When they actually ask for the recipe, then I know it was a homerun, I hit it out of the park, and I can slide into first base.  What is with all the baseball references?  Lol 

My husband was reminiscing about his childhood recently and spoke of a cabbage soup his mother used to make.  His mother is no longer with us, so I am not able to ask her questions, but I began to ask questions of him... was it a tomato based broth?  No, it was clear... ok, so maybe a vegetable or chicken broth?  Could be... there was sausage I remember that.  Okay, what kind of sausage?  Tape sausage I think... as I think to myself what is tape sausage?

I gathered as much information as I could, and away down the hall I went to the kitchen and begin creating away.  This is what I came up with.  I cannot wait to tell you his response, I have a feeling you will get a kick out of this one!  I was flabbergasted, but laughed so hard too!

What you will need:
  1. 1 Bob Evans Original Sausage roll (16 oz)
  2. 1 head of cabbage
  3. 1 (32 oz) carton chicken broth + 1 can chicken broth (14.5 oz) 
  4. 1 onion, chopped
  5. 4-5 potatoes, chopped (if they are small, go with 5)
  6. Salt & Pepper to taste
  7. 1 t Garlic Powder
  8. 1/4 t Celery Seed
  9. 1 t Onion Powder

What you will need to do:
  • Unwrap and place the entire sausage roll into bottom of large stock pot (no sense in dirtying up 2 pans, ha!)
  • Brown sausage and onion together, break up sausage while cooking so you have small pieces of sausage throughout your soup
  • Cut up potatoes, place in microwavable dish with about 4 T of water, cook covered on High for 5 minutes, remove and add to stock pot once cooked
  • While your potatoes are cooking away, chop up cabbage and place into stock pot with sausage and onion
  • Add spices
  • Add chicken broth
  • Cook all together until broth begins to bubble
  • Turn down to low and continue to allow flavors to cook together, serve when you are ready
Sausage and Cabbage Soup Recipe

Sausage and Cabbage Soup Recipe

Sausage and Cabbage Soup Recipe

Cabbage soup with sausage and potatoes

  • I have made this a few times now.  I usually begin it about 3 hours before Mr. VS will be home.  It usually takes me about 45 minutes to get it all ready, and then I let it simmer on the stove on low until he comes home so it is nice and hot and all of my flavors have completely melded together.

  • You can make this in a crockpot, no problem.  I do recommend that you go ahead and still cook the potatoes in the microwave to speed up the process.  No one likes crunchy potatoes in their soup.  I made this in the crockpot the first time, and since then, I have made it on the stove.  It just depends on what I have going on that day how I decide to make this soup.

  • When I first made this soup, I only added the 32 oz carton of chicken broth.  You can do this, but I felt the soup did not have enough broth so that is the reason I added a can of chicken broth.  It would depend on how you like your soup if you decide to add the second part of the chicken broth.

Now are you ready for what hubby said?  I asked so, is this like your mom's at all?  He replies with, I am not sure, I never ate it.  WHAT??  You never ate it?  He replies with, the whole house would smell like cabbage when I would come home from school, and I thought that was disgusting so I would not eat it!  

I paused and thought hmm... so how do I know if I pulled it off?  Why did I try to recreate a recipe I had no idea he did not even like?  Don't you think you would mention this before I decided to make it?  Well, he likes it and has asked for it again so I guess I did alright, but I was so thrown for a loop he had never tried hers I just sat there and laughed, shocked, and flabbergasted!  I tell you, never a dull moment around here.  

I guess that goes to show you even if you are not a fan of cabbage, you just might like this recipe.  Let us know if you give this one a try.  I think it is mighty tasty if I do not say so myself.  

Cabbage soup with sausage and potatoes

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