CABBAGE SOUP WITH SMOKED SAUSAGE


CABBAGE SOUP WITH SMOKED SAUSAGE


A creamy and hearty soup loaded with cabbage and smoked sausage.


INGREDIENTS


1/2 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil

1 (16-ounce) package smoked Kielbasa sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices

1 tablespoon butter


2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced

1 medium sweet onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced


1 small head green cabbage, chopped

1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth

1 1/2 cups water


1 chicken bouillon cube

2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds, optional

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1/3 cup heavy cream


INSTRUCTIONS


Heat oil in a Dutch oven. Add sausage and cook until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.


Add butter to the grease in the Dutch oven and cook carrots and onion over medium-heat until soft. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.


Add cabbage and cook and stir for a minute or two, until the cabbage wilts some.


Add potatoes, chicken broth, water, bouillon cube, and brown sugar.


Bring to a simmer, cover and cook until potatoes are soft.


Add sausage, black pepper, caraway seeds, thyme, and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer. Serve.