This Is Our Most Popular Soup Recipe of All Time

It's light but nourishing.

<p>The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck</p>

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Whether you’re looking for a cozy, fall recipe or you want to create a backstock of convenient freezer meals to heat up later, we’re big fans of a hearty soup. We’ve published hundreds of delicious soup recipes over the years, but out of all of them, one stands out as the absolute most popular among our readers: this tomato-based cabbage soup that’s filled with flavorful, nourishing veggies.

The soup is technically part of a seven-day diet plan meant to kickstart weight loss. As is, the recipe is low-calorie but filling. Even better, it’s made with inexpensive ingredients, it’s easy to make, and with all the savory herbs and spices, it tastes seriously good. Here's everything we adore about this fan-favorite recipe.

Cabbage Soup

It’s Nourishing

This soup is chock-full of nutritious-but-hearty ingredients. Along with half a head of cabbage, this soup contains a tomato base, plus scallions, bell peppers, diced tomatoes, and celery. It’s a great pick if you’re trying to incorporate more plants into your diet or if you’re not feeling well and need some nourishing comfort. Even if you’re not trying to lose weight, keep this soup in your rotation for when you’re craving a light lunch or dinner.

It’s Easy to Make

One of the best things about soup is how easy it is to whip up. You can make this recipe on the stovetop, or you can throw it in the crockpot and forget about it while all the savory flavors simmer. It would also work in an Instant Pot if you’re in a hurry! Unless you’re adding meat (more on that below), there’s no cooking prep required—just clean and chop the veggies and you’re good to go.

It’s Super Versatile

One of the very best parts of this soup is its versatility. You can follow the recipe exactly as it’s listed, or you can play around and add your choice of flavors, proteins, and even more veggies to spice things up.

If you’re looking for something a little more filling, try adding browned ground turkey or beef (or canned beans for a vegetarian option). To add even more veggies, throw in some summer squash or zucchini or a few handfuls of fresh spinach or kale. Honestly, whatever sounds good—or whatever you need to use up from your fridge—could work in this healthy, simple-to-make recipe.

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