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I was looking for a way to use Italian sausage I bought too much of by mistake… this looks like it! Does it freeze well?
What can I say to adequately express that this recipe is literally the one I have been searching for years? Periodically I will try a new recipe that includes cabbage— and consistently the recipes falls flat… it’s too bland… it does not beg to be repeated… it is not restaurant quality. But this recipe… WOW— the taste and aroma are intriguing and nothing less than wonderful! It is restaurant quality! I have actually put this recipe on next month’s calendar to make it again. Thank you!
Wonderful Jan, I’m so glad you like it!
I have made this soup a lot!! I mean a lot, my husband loves it! I also have THE MOST picky eater in the world my 9yo he actually loves it too he even took it to school in his lunch! The only difference I do is hot Italian sausage, mama likes it spicy, also all chicken broth. So good!
Love this. It’s been a solid fall/ winter recipe for a few years! I follow it as written, no adjustments needed.
It is hard to give anything 5 stars. I would give this one a 4.5 stars if I could. My picky eating son loves it. That was the test
Made this tonight and it’s a definite keeper! So comforting and flavorful! My family loved it, including our seven-year old. I only had green cabbage on hand and it worked out perfectly. I sliced in a little thinner than 1/4″. We have enough left over for another dinner and a lunch, too! Thanks for the great recipe!
Yummy! I like some heat so I used spicy Italian sausage rather than sweet, 2 bags of pre-sliced green cabbage from trader joes, half chicken and half veggie broth (no water), added a parmesan rind while the soup cooked, and seasoned it liberally with salt, pepper and hot pepper flakes. So satisfying and makes a lot of leftovers! I’ll make this one again and again. Thank you for a simple, delicious and budget friendly dish!
Sounds good–how do you wash Napa cabbage? I usually wash the leaves as I rip them off and use them, but if you’re quartering and then slicing, it sounds like you don’t wash the inner bits? Thanks!
Hi Jeanine, if you are quartering the Napa cabbage, you can run the cabbage quarters, cut side, under running water to wash them.
Gramma made this but no beans, and a little orange rind. And cut the sausage into 2-3” lengths. Dunked hard, stale Italian bread. Yummy!
I wasn’t sure my husband would like this but made it anyway! He LOVED it!! All through dinner he was making a list of things we could add to it, or smoked meat he would like to have the next time. Only change I made was adding potatoes, cooking them until al dente. Thank you for the recipe, perfect for a cold, rain/snow mix day!
I’m so glad you and your husband liked it Ann! It’s such a warming soup, perfect for cold weather.
Added carrots, apple cider vinegar and a touch of red pepper. Forgot the parsley -this was fabulous and my family quickly got over the cabbage whining. Thanks for a great recipe
I’ve made this many times over the years, it is one of the few soups/stews my husband actually will eat leftovers of. With just a few ingredients, it does make a mighty fine soup! Making this today for a friend who needs some help- even though it’s the height of oppressive hot humidity down here on the Gulf Coast. Using some italian veal sausage, napa cabbage, and some Rancho Gordo Alubia Blanco’s. Kudos.
I added a two teaspoons of white balsamic vinegar and a big squirt of sriracha. The vinegar and spice really brought out all the flavors.
This was last night’s dinner. VERY good.You can pretty much showcase any sort of sausage using this recipe.I used smoked sausage and some leftover ham, no bacon.Next time, I will use your ingredient lineup, because SOMEONE (she-who-must-be-obeyed) mentioned that “gee, this is a little smokey, isn’t it?”.
I used all chicken stock (homemade) and it was great. That’s to answer one of the older questions about substituting more stoc for the water.
Thanks a bunch for the recipe.
Ha! Well it is easy to overdo it with smoke sometimes, isn’t it?
Delicious, had a ton of flavor. Made it two days in a row to share with family. A keeper.
Can this be made with just a regular green cabbage as well?
Made this this morning! I left out the wine and just used chicken stock, a bit of apple cider vinagar helps add acidity. ..I also added carrots because I was sure recipe called for them….lol……any chace you have a calorie and protien count????
Omg this is so good. Subtle and satisfying. Made it precisely as written and was surprised by how well-rounded the flavor was. Total winner. Thanks!
This recipe was amazing! I followed it exactly and cannot wait to make the tweaks others suggested! Thank you for a great recipe :)
I made this soup tonight and it was incredibly delicious. I added two cans of beans and red pepper flakes as we like things rather spicy. This will be a favorite.