Unstuffed Cabbage Soup

Diabetes Recipe: Unstuffed Cabbage Soup

Do you love stuffed cabbage, but don’t have time to make it? This high-fiber soup is so easy and packs in all the flavors of traditional stuffed cabbage.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

This Recipe Serves 6


2 tsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 lb lean ground turkey
1/2 head cabbage, chopped
1 1/2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
32 oz unsalted chicken broth
2 cups water
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1 cup instant brown rice


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté 2-3 minutes or until the onions turn clear. Add the ground turkey and cook for 5-7 minutes until the turkey browns. Add the cabbage and cook for an additional 4 minutes.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients, except for the brown rice. Simmer the soup for 7 minutes. Bring the soup to a boil; add the brown rice. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover the pot for 5 minutes.

Recipe Cost: $8.05

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 2 Nonstarchy Vegetable, 2 Lean Protein, 1 Fat

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