Collard Greens Cabbage Soup

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Collard Greens Cabbage Soup
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Collard Greens Cabbage Soup Recipe – Hearty and comforting, our collard greens and cabbage soup is easy and super nutritious. Cabbage and collard greens are cooked together with bacon, bell pepper, onion, garlic, chicken broth, and spices. This cabbage and collard greens soup is super satisfying, high in fiber, low-calorie, gluten-free, loaded with healthy veggies, easy to make in just one pot, and ready on the table in 40 minutes. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Collard Greens Cabbage Soup

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Collard greens and cabbage soup recipe

This cabbage soup with collard greens is filled with good-for-you nutrients in a fragrant broth! Cabbage, collard greens, onions, and bell pepper are seasoned with bacon and simmered until tender, and loaded with fabulous flavor. If you’re looking for an easy, heartwarming soup for cold evenings, or simply pile up with greens, this is it! Read on the tips at the end of the post for ways to customize the collard greens and cabbage soup to your liking.

How to make the collard greens and cabbage soup?

The method to make this hearty cabbage and collard greens soup is very easy: Start by sauteing bacon in a large dutch oven until almost crispy. You can skim off some of the fat if you feel there’s too much. Use the remaining bacon fat to cook onion, then bell peppers until they take some color. Then add cabbage and collard greens and continue cooking until the veggies are slightly wilted. Then add spices, garlic, and chicken broth – make sure everything is covered with chicken broth. Stir to combine and simmer the soup for 25 minutes or more. Adjust seasoning in the meantime if necessary.

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1. To make the collard greens cabbage soup: Place a large pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat, then toss in the sliced bacon.

2. Cook the bacon until browned and slightly crispy (discard some of the fat if there’s too much), then add the chopped onion, and red bell pepper.

3. Once the onions and bell peppers start to soften, start adding in the sliced cabbage, and collard greens.

4. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly, and add in the minced garlic, cumin, and paprika.

5. Pour 5 cups low-sodium chicken broth, then season with salt and black pepper. Give everything a good stir to combine.

6. Reduce the heat to medium, and simmer the collard greens cabbage soup for about 25 minutes, or until cabbage and collard greens are tender. Serve immediately. Enjoy! ❤️

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Tips for the collard greens cabbage soup recipe

  • Wash the cabbage and the collard greens thoroughly before chopping. Dirt likes to hide in all the cracks and crevices of our beloved veggies!
  • We recommend using savoy cabbage for the soup because its texture is more delicate and thinner than regular green cabbage, making it cook faster.
  • You can add any spices you like to this soup! Feel free to add more herbs and spices like coriander, turmeric, or Cayenne. A dash of lemon juice is also a great idea to bring some zing to the soup.
  • If you like your collard greens cabbage soup thicker, use an immersion blender a give a few pulses to blend a little bit of the soup.
  • Bacon is not the only protein you can use: try adding smoked turkey, sausage, or ham hocks, the soup is going to cook a little longer but the flavors are top-notch!

What other vegetables other than cabbage and collard greens can we add to the soup?

Celery, carrot, leeks, green onions, or shiitake mushrooms would be delicious additions. 

Can we make the cabbage and collard greens soup in the Instant Pot?

Yes, you can! Fry bacon, onion, bell peppers, and veggies on saute mode, adding the ingredients one after another. Then add spices and enough liquid to cover. Set on pressure cook for 8 or 10 minutes.

How to keep the collard greens and cabbage sop leftovers?

This collard greens and cabbage soup keeps well for up to 2 days stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stovetop. Add 1/2 cup water or chicken broth if the soup needs more liquid.

Can we freeze the cabbage and collard greens soup?

You can freeze the cabbage and collard greens soup for up to 6 weeks in a freezer-safe container. Let it thaw in the fridge overnight so it will be easier and quicker to reheat.

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  • Jeannine

    2023-10-21 15:30:02

    Omg so good !!!!

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