One-Pot Wonders

Old-Fashioned Ham, Cabbage & Potato Soup

January 12, 2017
4 Ratings
Photo by Julie Andrews
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

Potatoes, carrots, cabbage, thyme and ham make for a deliciously old-style soup. —Julie Andrews

What You'll Need
  • 1 tablespoon butter or oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 medium Yukon gold potatoes, diced
  • 1 small head green cabbage, chopped
  • 1-1.5 cups diced ham
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 0.75 teaspoons coarse salt + more for tasting
  • 0.5 teaspoons ground black pepper + more for tasting
  • 0.25 teaspoons celery salt
  • 2 (32 oz.) containers unsalted chicken stock
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 1-2 tablespoons all-natural chicken bouillon
  1. In a large Dutch oven or stock pot, heat butter or oil to medium-high heat. Add onion and carrot and saute until just starting to soften, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in garlic. Add potatoes, cabbage and ham and stir to combine. Stir in thyme leaves, salt, black pepper and celery salt. Add the chicken stock and bay leaf and bring to a simmer. Place lid on pot and reduce to a very low simmer. Allow to cook 30-35 minutes, until potatoes and cabbage are soft. Stir in bouillon. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.

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5 Reviews

Dave October 28, 2023
Made this one time became a family favorite! Now have to make it all the time hell I'm making it right now lol.
elp522 January 21, 2023
THEEEEEEEEEEE best cabbage soup I have ever made/tasted!!!!!! Thank you!
Julie A. January 26, 2023
I'm so glad you loved it!! It's one of our favorites!
Debbi S. December 19, 2019
Really enjoyed this recipe. Made it in an older Presto pressure cooker for five minutes. Also subbed frozen, chopped lovage for the celery salt, since the ham was salty enough. Thanks for the flavor combo!
Julie A. January 26, 2023
So glad you enjoyed it, Debbi!!