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Low-Carb Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup with Tomatoes, Sausage, and Parmesan

Low-Carb Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup with Tomatoes, Sausage, and Parmesan is low-carb, gluten-free, low-glycemic, Keto, and South Beach Diet friendly; use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

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Low-Carb Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup with Tomatoes, Sausage, and Parmesan found on KalynsKitchen.com

I love this Low-Carb Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup with Tomatoes, Sausage, and Parmesan. And I really hope no one has flashbacks of The Cabbage Soup Diet when they hear the name of the recipe, because this soup is a perfect South Beach Diet Phase One or low-carb recipe, but you won’t think about being on a diet when you’re eating it.

My cabbage soup is loaded with flavor from tomatoes, beef stock, seasonings, and Chicken-Garlic sausage (or your favorite garlicky sausage), and it gets even better if you top it with a spoonful of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. And best of all, if you do a little chopping the night before, this is one of those “throw in the slow cooker and cook all day” kinds of recipes that so many people love. When you get home, just brown the sausage, add to the soup and cook on high for 30-45 minutes more, and dinner is ready!

Yes, this is the fourth recipe I’ve made with Sabatinos Chicken Sausage with Mozzarella, Artichokes and Garlic, and just in case anyone is wondering, Sabatinos has no idea I’m alive and they have certainly not paid me to promote their sausage or given me any samples. I’m just a bit infatuated with this sausage at the moment, but if you can’t find this brand use any garlicky sausage that has good flavor.

Low-Carb Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup with Tomatoes, Sausage, and Parmesan found on KalynsKitchen.com

You’ll need about a pound of chopped cabbage. Also chop up a medium onion and about 1 cup of celery. I prefer my soup veggies chopped on the small side, but it will work even if you like them a little bigger.

Put the cabbage, onion, celery, petite diced tomatoes, beef stock, and spices in the slow cooker and cook all day on low or 3-4 hours on high. Here’s how the soup will look after you’ve cooked it that long.

Then slice sausages into thin slices and brown then well. Add the sausage to the slow cooker (and turn to high if you were cooking on low) and cook for 30-45 minutes more.

Low-Carb Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup with Tomatoes, Sausage, and Parmesan found on KalynsKitchen.com

Serve hot, with freshly grated Parmesan Cheese if desired.

More Tasty Soups with Cabbage:

Slow Cooker Spicy Ground Beef and Bean Soup with Cabbage and Spinach~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Russian Cabbage Soup~ Sassy Radish
Goulash Soup with Red Pepper and Cabbage~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Clean Eating Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup ~ Clean and Delicious
Lentil and Sausage Soup with Cabbage~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Weekend Food Prep:

This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep  to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

Low-Carb Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup with Tomatoes, Sausage, and Parmesan

Low-Carb Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup with Tomatoes, Sausage, and Parmesan is so delicious on a cold day!

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups chopped cabbage (1 pound)
  • 1 onion, chopped small
  • 1 cup celery, diced small
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz.) petite dice tomatoes (Use one can if you want to reduce the carbs even more)
  • 6 cups beef stock (Homemade beef stock is best, but you can use canned beef broth if you don’t have it.)
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. ground fennel
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 – 6 links Sabatinos Chicken Sausage with Mozzarella, Artichokes and Garlic (or use any garlicky sausage that has good flavor)
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • freshly-grated Parmesan cheese for serving (optional, but very good!)

Directions:

  1. Chop the cabbage, onion, and celery and place in the slow cooker. (If you’re making this to cook while you’re at work I would chop those the night before and store in the fridge in a plastic bag.)
  2. Add the 2 cans of tomatoes, Homemade beef stock or you can use canned beef broth if you don’t have it.) , dried thyme, ground fennel, and black pepper to the slow cooker.
  3. Cook 8-9 hours on low or 3-4 hours on high.
  4. When you get home, or when the cabbage is well-softened if you’re cooking on high, slice the sausage into pieces about 1/4 inch thick.
  5. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick pan and cook over medium-high heat until the sausage is nicely browned. (You might need to do this in 2 batches if you use 6 sausages.)
  6. Add the well-browned sausage to the soup, turn to high if you were cooking on low, and cook 30-45 minutes more.
  7. Serve hot, with freshly-grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

Notes:

Equipment:
I used a 5.5 quart slow cooker for this recipe, but it could have been a little smaller.

Recipe created by Kalyn when she became infatuated with Sabatinos Chicken Sausage with Mozzarella, Artichokes and Garlic.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Low-Carb Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup with Tomatoes, Sausage, and Parmesan is loaded with low-carb ingredients, so this is a great recipe for any phase of the South Beach Diet and most types of low-carb diets. If you use approved sausage and don’t add Parmesan, the soup can even be Paleo.

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13 comments on “Low-Carb Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup with Tomatoes, Sausage, and Parmesan”

  1. I just bought this Sabbatino's chicken Sausage today at Costco – I bought it because my husband I have been enjoying eating at Sabatino's in Newport Beach for 30 years! And they make the most fabulous sausage! Can't wait to try it, and this cabbage soup recipe will be the first time I do!

  2. This was delicious and so easy to put together. Even with chopping the veggies, it only took me about 15 minutes to throw together before work this morning –special thanks to the handy Williams-Sonoma onion chopper you recommended!)

    I live with vegetarians, so I made it with vegetable stock and Tofurky Italian Sausage. Unfortunately this made it no longer SBD friendly, but it was still wonderful (and one of these days I'll make my own personal batch with the sausage).

  3. I just finished making this soup for dinner but it's sooooooo good we're having dinner right now, as soon as I post this comment. We tried your spicy turkey soup the other night and it was awesome too!

  4. LOVE your website!! Started sbd back before kiddos and had great success but when i revisited after my first daughter was born found i quickly fell into a rut. Honestly haven't made a recipe that wasn't good. I have relied on you off and on the past few years in between babies to drop the pregnancy weight. I feel so lucky that I stumbled upon your website!! I will never get bored eating healthy again! Done with having babies so sticking with it this time. Lost 5 lbs this week doing phase 1 almost primarily off of your recipes. Realized I had never commented or thanked you! Have this soup in crock pot now and have no worries that it will be wonderful! Thanks for all that you do!!

  5. Thank you so much for replying!

  6. Kimberly, definitely not anise, dill or caraway. Cumin maybe. If you can find fennel seed, just smash with something hard next time.

  7. I didn't find ground fennel at the store today and have this in my crockpot minus that right now.
    I looked up substitutes and found anise, dill, caraway and cumin – quite a diverse bunch!
    Any suggestions?

  8. My Costco here in North Texas doesn't carry the sausage, but I know I can find something similar. I love any type of cabbage soup so this is a for sure to try recipe. Thanks Kalyn!

  9. Lori, glad you enjoyed it!

  10. I LOVED this recipe and so did my hubby, which is a big win! I'm in Vancouver, BC and so haven't seen that brand of turkey sausage, but I just used a combination of turkey garlic sausages and it turned out great.
    Thank you for your blog, Kayln. I am succeeding on SBD because of your recipes – and hubby loves the flavourful cooking so much he just suggested I only cook phase 1 recipes!

  11. Aggie, I've been a *wee* bit obsessed with that sausage. It's delicious and very low in fat!

  12. The cabbage soup diet flashback comment made me laugh – I'm making a cabbage soup for dinner tonight & hoping to blog it and kept thinking about that old soup diet. This looks delicious Kalyn, I'll have to look for that sausage!

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