Cream of cabbage soup | how to make cabbage soup

This cream of cabbage soup is creamy and delicious but has no “cream” which makes it healthy and nutritious. The cream has been replaced with a delicious and healthy alternative without compromising on the taste. Learn how to make this fat-burning low carb cabbage soup with basic ingredients.

top view of low carb cabbage soup in a black bowl garnished with garlic croutons and cilantro.

Why you’ll love this creamy cabbage soup recipe

Cabbage soup doesn’t have to be boring. The best low-carb soup recipe, you’ll love this soup for its texture and taste.

By doing away with the cream, you can add healthy alternatives and hence, more nutrition. It is an ideal cream of cabbage soup for weight loss. This soup replaces flour and butter with healthier low fat milk and cashews.

This soup recipe is similar to my roasted garlic tomato soup and creamy red cabbage soup (without cream, of course!)

Like the carrot and pumpkin soup with ginger, this recipe for cabbage soup is pretty easy.

You don’t even have to prepare a thickener to give body to the soup. Just saute cashews with the vegetables and the blender does the job for you. Like how we added almonds in the broccoli and almond soup recipe.

A filling and comforting meal, especially on a cold winter night this creamy potato cabbage soup has lot of nutrients from vegetables and herbs, too.


You will need a few basic ingredients to make this awesome soup.

Apart from cashews and low-fat milk, you will also need vegetables like celery, potato, onion, garlic along with dried herbs rosemary and oregano for added flavor.

How to make cream of cabbage soup

Saute the chopped onions and garlic in oil or butter. Then add cashews, shredded cabbage, diced potato and celery. Add water (or stock) and the dried herbs.

Boil for 15 – 20 minutes until the vegetables are cooked. Blend using a stick blender or cool the mixture and blend using a regular blender.

Add milk to the blended soup. Simmer for 20 minutes until the soup becomes thick and creamy. Season with salt and pepper.

Homemade garlic croutons

Heat olive oil in a pan. Cube wholegrain bread slices and saute in oil. Sprinkle garlic powder and oregano and fry until browned.

Garnish the cabbage soup with cilantro and garlic croutons and serve immediately.

These garlic croutons can also be used in other soups like spicy cauliflower soup without cream.

Make ahead option

This creamy cabbage soup can be refrigerated. It keeps well for 3 days or can be frozen for up to a month.

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Cream of cabbage soup recipe | how to make cabbage soup (no cream)

This cream of cabbage soup is creamy and delicious, but has no "cream" which makes it healthy and nutritious. Learn how to make low carb cabbage soup from scratch with basic healthy ingredients.
Author: Sheeba
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 161 kcal


  • 5 cups cabbage shredded
  • 1 medium potato diced
  • 2 stalks celery sliced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk cashew milk for a vegan recipe
  • 2 teaspoons butter olive oil for a vegan recipe
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups water or stock
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Garlic croutons

  • 3 slices whole-grain bread
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


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  • Heat butter/olive oil over medium heat in a heavy soup pot, add onions, garlic and cashews, stirring for about 5 minutes.
    Add the cabbage, potato, celery, cashews, water or stock and the dried herbs. Cook covered until the vegetables are tender, for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Cool the mixture and process using a blender until smooth.
  • Transfer back to the pot, add milk and simmer for 20 minutes or until the soup becomes thick and creamy. Mix in salt and pepper. Add more stock or water if necessary, until you get the desired consistency.

Garlic croutons

  • Heat olive oil in a pan. Cube the bread slices and add them to the pan. Sprinkle garlic powder and oregano on the bread cubes. Stir until the bread cubes turn golden brown.
  • Serve the cabbage soup garnished with cilantro and garlic croutons.


  • If cashew milk is unavailable, you can replace it with almond milk.
  • Make-ahead option: This cream of cabbage soup keeps well for 3 days in the refrigerator and 1 month in the freezer.
Cream of cabbage soup | how to make cabbage soup

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