Easy Russian Cabbage Soup with Ground Turkey
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4.78 from 9 votes

Easy Russian Cabbage Soup with Ground Turkey

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Russian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 371kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa


  • Olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 5 large carrots, chopped
  • 7 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 large head green cabbage, washed,¬†quartered,¬†cored and chopped
  • 8 cups chicken broth or water, add more if desired
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes, one 14 ounce can, no-salt-added
  • 1/2 cup brown rice medley, I used the kind from TJ's, but any rice will work great, rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, + 1 teaspoon
  • 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
  • salt + pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish
  • Sour cream, optional


  • In a large pot or dutch oven heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot and shimmering, add the ground turkey and brown evenly for 2-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in the onions and carrots, mixing well. Cook for approximately 5 minutes to soften. Add the garlic and mix well. Cook for approximately 1 minute then add the cabbage and diced tomatoes and chicken broth or water. Stir well. Finally, stir the rice into the pot, along with the paprika, crushed red pepper, thyme, parsley, bay leaves, and salt.
  • Bring the pot to a boil over high heat, and then turn the heat down to low and place the lid on the pot. Simmer, covered, for approximately 20 minutes until the rice is cooked and the vegetables are soft.
  • Stir in the sugar, Worcestershire sauce and vinegar. Mix well. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve garnished with chopped fresh parsley and sour cream.


Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 1935mg | Potassium: 1681mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 13745IU | Vitamin C: 133.9mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 5.1mg
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