One of the best greens you can eat on a keto diet, cabbage is a very good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. We’re using cabbage and other simple ingredients to create this sweet and savory soup. It’s an affordable and healthy winter meal.

Keto Cabbage Soup

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Serves: 4



  • 1lb. ground beef
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 ½ beef bouillon cube
  • 4oz. can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Brown ground beef over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Transfer ground beef and onion mixture to stock pot.
  • Add cumin, cabbage, bouillon cubes, chopped tomatoes and water to stock pot.
  • Mix ingredients thoroughly and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer covered for 30 – 45 minutes.
  • Serve soup warm.

Tips & Tricks

Preparation tips

The fattier the beef, the better. You can season this soup with paprika to spice it up and add more flavor. About ½ teaspoon of paprika will do. Some people have a habit of adding bay leaves to their soups because of the unique flavor they bring. Note that bay leaves are only optional. Use olive oil for cooking the ground beef, onion, and garlic.

User Reviews

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The BEST soup!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 8, 2021

Soup can sound watery and unsatisfying but THIS soup tastes like the best, old fashioned Slavic Grandmother’s cabbage rolls when I omitted cumin, used 1 teaspoon paprika, ground lamb instead of beef, beef tallow instead of bouillon, used half of a large onion, chopped, added 1 bay leaf, increased cabbage to half a head, doubled the water and tomatoes, and added a teaspoon of crushed red chilies. When done, top with 1 tablespoon sour cream or parmesan or Pecorino Romano and stir into soup for the richest most satisfying soup!