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A ladle of unstuffed cabbage soup in an instant pot
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Unstuffed Cabbage Soup with Sausage

A delicious and easy soup that has all of the flavors of stuffed cabbage rolls without all of the work! This Unstuffed Cabbage Soup with Sausage is low carb friendly and uses fire roasted tomatoes and sausage for ultimate flavor. I give instructions for stove top, slow cooker, and Instant Pot.  
9 Freestyle Points if using sausage, 1 point if using 99% FF ground turkey or chicken. 
13 Net Carbs
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cabbage soup recipe, gluten free, recipe for cabbage soup, recipe using sausage
Servings: 6
Calories: 431kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons avocado oil (Click here for my favorite brand on Amazon)
  • ½ Cup Diced onion
  • 1 Pound Ground sausage
  • ½ Cup Carrots, chopped or shredded
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 15 Ounce can Chopped fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon Red pepper flake
  • 4 Cups Chicken broth
  • 1 Head of cabbage, chopped
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Stovetop

  • Heat the avocado oil in a heavy bottom pot over medium heat.  Add in the diced onion and cook until soft, about 8 minutes.  Add in the sausage and cook and crumble until cooked through.  Add in the rest of the ingredients, cover the pot and cook until the cabbage is wilted and the carrots are soft.  About 25 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Instant Pot

  • Set the Instant pot on low sauté.  Add in the avocado oil and onion and cook until soft, about 8 minutes.  Turn the Instant pot to high sauté and add in the sausage.  Cook and crumble the sausage until it is cooked through.  Cancel sauté mode.  Add the rest of the ingredients and place the lid.  Cook under high pressure for 1 minute, followed by a 10 minute natural pressure release. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Slow Cooker

  • Cook and crumble the sausage in a skillet until cooked through.  Add the sausage and all other ingredients to the slow cooker (omit the oil).  Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.  Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Notes

Nutrition for ⅙th of recipe: 431 calories / 31g fat / 9g sat fat / 20g carbs / 7g fiber / 21g protein
9 Freestyle Points if using sausage, 1 point if using 99% FF ground turkey or chicken; 13 Net Carbs

Nutrition

Calories: 431kcal