Scandinavian Cabbage Soup

This cheesy version of cabbage soup is inspired by an Old World recipe. Scandinavian Cabbage Soup is chock-full of veggies and creamy richness, making it a hearty and flavorful main dish, and it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish!

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 3 cup chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup thin carrot slices
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cup milk
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cup (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

What to Do

  1. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, melt butter; saute cabbage, onion, celery, and carrots 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add corn, peas, milk, chicken broth, thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; simmer about 15 minutes. Add cheese, stirring until melted; serve immediately.


  • To lighten up this Scandinavian Cabbage Soup a bit, start with olive oil instead of butter and use a reduced-fat cheddar cheese.
  • If you love finding new ways to cook with cabbage, then you should check out our collection of Easy Cabbage Recipes.


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