Paleo Cabbage Soup


Kyle Deneke

Apr 18, 2011

Don’t be turned off by the name, I promise it’s tasty! 

*This make a lot of soup so if you are making it just for 1, you might want to half the recipe or be prepared to put some in the freezer for later*

You will need:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 8 cups chicken stock (or 6 cups chicken stock and 2 cups water works too)
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 to 3/4 head cabbage, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, drained. (you can dice them if you like them smaller, but I left them big
  • 6-8 large carrots, peeled and then cut into large pieces (2-3″ long)
  • 1 lb ground turkey


In a large stockpot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Stir in onion, carrots and garlic; cook until onion is transparent, about 5 minutes.

Add ground turkey, breaking up with a spatula or wooden spoon. Saute until no longer pink.

Stir in chicken broth, water, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then stir in cabbage. Simmer until cabbage wilts, about 10 minutes.

Stir in tomatoes. Return to a boil, then simmer 15 to 30 minutes, stirring often.

*I’ve never really been a fan of cabbage and Kyle doesn’t typically like soup, but we both really liked this recipe. One thing to note: Kyle would have preferred for the carrots to have a little more crunch to them. If you prefer crisper carrots then don’t add them in with the onion in the beginning. Wait and add them when you add the tomatoes.*


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