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Easy Russian Cabbage Soup with Ground Turkey
4.78 from 50 votes

Easy Russian Cabbage Soup with Ground Turkey

This Russian Cabbage Soup is easy to make and filled with carrots and turkey!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 371kcal


  • 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
  • ½ cup brown rice medley I used the kind from TJ's, but any rice will work great, rinsed
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon 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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