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5 from 3 votes

Keto Cabbage Soup Recipe

Enjoy the mouthwatering flavors of beef and rice cabbage rolls, without all the extra carbs that rice adds! This keto cabbage soup is so flavorful and easy to make a large batch. It's a great recipe for meal prep.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, cabbage, gluten free, keto, pork
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 356kcal
Author: Briana


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 whole bell peppers, diced (choose any colors you prefer)
  • 1 whole jalapeño, diced (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2.5 teaspoons kosher salt (or to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional and to taste
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1.34 pounds ground beef, 85% lean
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 29 ounces diced tomatoes (about 2 14.5 ounce cans)
  • 32 ounces green cabbage, chopped (about 1 medium head of cabbage)
  • Fresh parsley, salt and pepper to garnish


  • In a dutch oven over medium heat, melt the butter. Add in onion, bell peppers, and jalapeño with a pinch of salt. Cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes. After onions and peppers are softened, add in the dry seasonings and garlic. Cook until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add in the tomato paste and cook it deepens in color. About 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the ground pork and beef to the dutch oven with plenty of salt. Brown the meat, about 10 minutes.
  • Add in the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, diced tomatoes, cabbage and some fresh parsley if desired. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, and cook for about 20-30 minutes until cabbage is softened. Dig in! Garnish with fresh parsley, green onions, cheese, sour cream, or anything you like.
  • Keto Cabbage Soup will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container. You can freeze for up to 6 months.


  • To make this soup in an instant pot, follow all of the same instructions using the sauté function. Add the broth and the cabbage, then pressure cook on high for 15 minutes.
  • In a slow cooker, brown the meat, then cover it with the rest of the ingredients. Slow cook on high for 3-4 hours, or on low for 6-8 hours. 
  • Use whatever broth you prefer for this recipe. 
  • To make this Keto cabbage soup dairy free, skip the butter and use olive oil instead.
  • This soup can easily be made vegan by using a meat alternative, oil instead of butter, and using a plant based broth. 
  • Adjust seasonings to taste! 


Sodium: 1218mg | Calcium: 117mg | Vitamin C: 45mg | Vitamin A: 554IU | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 807mg | Cholesterol: 86mg | Calories: 356kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Fat: 24g | Protein: 23g | Carbohydrates: 14g | Iron: 4mg