Sweet-and-Sour Cabbage Soup Recipe

Sweet-and-Sour Cabbage Soup Recipe

How To Make Sweet-and-Sour Cabbage Soup

Looking for a quick way to add excitement to cabbage soup? Then this sweet and sour version brings a whole new flavor with chicken broth and tomatoes.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • ¼lbbacon,sliced, cut into crosswise into thin strips
  • 1onion,chopped
  • 2carrots,chopped
  • 3ribs celery,chopped
  • 1turnip,peeled and cut into ½-inch dice
  • tspcaraway seeds
  • lbsgreen cabbage,(about ½ head), shredded
  • 7cupslow sodium chicken broth,canned, or homemade stock
  • 1⅔cupdiced tomatoes with their juice,(1 15 oz can)
  • tbspbrown sugar
  • tspsalt
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • ¼cupcider vinegar
  • ½cupraisins
  • ¼cupfresh dill,chopped, optional
  • sour cream,for serving, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, cook the bacon over moderate heat until crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the fat.

  2. Reduce the heat to moderately low. Add the onion, carrots, celery, and turnip and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.

  3. Stir in the caraway seeds, cabbage, and chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for about 5 minutes until the cabbage wilts.

  4. Stir in the tomatoes, brown sugar, salt, pepper, vinegar, and raisins. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

  5. Stir the bacon and the dill, if using, into the soup.

  6. Serve the soup topped with a dollop of sour cream, if using. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 355.92kcal
  • Fat: 14.59g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.67g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.26g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.61g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.83g
  • Fiber: 9.62g
  • Sugar: 27.20g
  • Protein: 16.81g
  • Cholesterol: 18.71mg
  • Sodium: 1401.41mg
  • Calcium: 178.91mg
  • Potassium: 1345.31mg
  • Iron: 3.27mg
  • Vitamin A: 295.29µg
  • Vitamin C: 87.07mg
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