Kohlsuppe: A Traditional German Cabbage Soup Recipe
This is an absolute fantastic and hearty soup. It contains a great amount of fall time veggies that typically lasts through winter in cooler temperatures. This soup is also very cheap. For us, it would be basically free to make if we didn’t include the bay leaves or meat. That was probably why this soup was and is very popular in Germany’s history of recipes. It has plenty of vegetables with high amounts of vitamins and keeps you full until the next meal.
And can you believe it is a One Acre Vintage Homestead kid approved recipe! Yup, my kids love it. I think the trick I used for recipes like this was serving it to them young. My 5 year old is very familiar with many different fruits and vegetables served up for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Our homesteader’s cost to make this recipe is about $4.00 for the batch of soup or about $0.33 per serving. The majority of the ingredients are grown on our homestead which makes this a fantastic and cheap soup to serve to the family.
This is an One Acre Vintage Homestead original recipe.
- 1 package smoked sausage, diced
- 4 tbsp. butter
- 3 large leeks, sliced
- 2-3 carrots, sliced
- 1 small cabbage, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3-4 potatoes, peeled & diced
- 8 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 4 cups water
- 2 bay leaves
- Cut up all your ingredients. Put leeks into a bowl of cold water and set aside for 10 minutes. This will clean all the dirt off the layers.
- Sauté leeks and carrots in a large skillet with butter until fragrant and soft or about 10-15 minutes.
- Add sausage, sautéed veggies, and rest of the ingredients to slow cooker.
- Cook for about 6 hours on low. Serve hot and enjoy.
- Homesteader's cost to make this recipe is about $4.00 for the batch or about $0.33 per serving.