I don’t know about you, but I can always use more easy comfort food recipes. With the craziness of the holidays upon us, I try to stick to quick meals that satisfy the whole family. This kielbasa, cabbage and bacon soup is full of great flavor and it warms you right down to your toes. The whole family loves it, so I have one more low carb soup recipe for the long winter ahead.
Kielbasa, Cabbage and Bacon Soup
- 6 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 lb kielbasa, sliced
- 6 cups roughly chopped cabbage (about 1/2 a medium head)
- 1/4 cup onion, chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 6 cups chicken broth
- Freshly grated Parmesan for sprinkling
- In a stockpot over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Use a slotted spoon to remove and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Add sliced kielbasa and sauté until nicely browned, about 5 minutes. Add onion and cabbage and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper and cook 1 minute more.
- Add chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook until cabbage is tender, about 10 minutes. Season to taste.
- Serve with a sprinkling of Parmesan.
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Cooked in my IP for 5 hours in Slow Cooker mode. Great flavor w/complexity, healthy, and easy to prepare (fair amount of prep if done manually). Added a few chopped baby carrots & celery hearts for nutritional aspect but also added another dimension to the broth. Increased amount of onions, garlic, & cabbage. Used garlic salt. Parmesan cheese added more protein but elevated the overall taste to sublime!!
This was awesome! I doubled the recipe (I love left-overs!) and added the bacon to the pot in the end, along with a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
So–dumb question, but when do I re-add the bacon? The last it is mentioned is, “Use a slotted spoon to remove and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.”
Wasn’t sure if it was for garnish (with the parmesan), or if it should be included for simmering (since the name of the recipe is “Kielbasa, Cabbage and BACON Soup”. :)
The picture of the soup looks like it is added as a garnish along with the cheese.