Low Carb Cream of Cabbage Soup with Crispy Bacon

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  • prep time

    prep time

    5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    35 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    40 min

Low Carb Cream of Cabbage Soup with Crispy Bacon

16 ratings

This cabbage soup is deliciously smooth and creamy, hearty and warming. Low in carbs but high in flavor, the sweetness of onion is complemented by the richness of butter and cream and the saltiness of bacon.

This soup is simple to prepare and ideal for lunch on a cold day or as a starter before dinner. It can be made ahead and frozen.

  • Net Carbs

    8.4 g

  • Fiber

    4.3 g

  • Total Carbs

    12.6 g

  • Protein

    7.3 g

  • Fats

    17.5 g

229 cals

Low Carb Cream of Cabbage Soup with Crispy Bacon

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  • Cabbage Raw

    Cabbage Raw

    1 head, medium

  • Red Onions

    Red Onions

    1 medium

  • Garlic


    1 clove

  • Butter


    1 tablespoon

  • Organic Coconut Oil

    Organic Coconut Oil

    1 tablespoon

  • Cream


    ¾ cup

  • Green Onions

    Green Onions

    1 large

  • Salt


    ½ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ½ tsp

  • Spices Nutmeg Ground

    Spices Nutmeg Ground

    ¼ tsp

  • Chicken Broth

    Chicken Broth

    4-¼ cup

  • Bacon


    2 medium slice

Recipe Steps

steps 6

40 min

  • Step 1

    Melt the butter and coconut oil in a large casserole dish or saucepan over a medium heat before adding the garlic, onion and cabbage. Sweat the vegetables in the fat until soft – around 10 minutes.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Add the chicken broth to the pan and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Transfer the vegetables and stock to a blender and blend to a smooth, creamy liquid.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Pour the soup back into the saucepan over a low heat. Season generously with salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. Add 1/2 cup of cream and stir through. Keep the soup on a low heat until piping hot through.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    While the soup is heating, add the diced bacon to a dry frying pan over a medium heat and cook until crispy – around 3-4 minutes.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    Serve the hot soup in individual bowls and sprinkle with the fried bacon and sliced green onions. Drizzle with the remaining cream to serve.

Comments 24

  • Millimoo1343d5

    Millimoo1343d5 7 months ago

    Very delicious! Subbed diced ham for bacon(had none), and added celery and 1/2diced carrot. It was so good. So happy I have leftovers for lunch!

    • PropitiousArugula263483

      PropitiousArugula263483 7 months ago

      Absolutely delicious 🤤😋

      • Bev

        Bev a year ago

        Definitely will give this a try but I will omit salt since there is salt in the bacon and salt in the broth.

        • StellarCauliflower243593

          StellarCauliflower243593 a year ago

          Sounds and looks VERY GOOD

          • OutstandingRadish421675

            OutstandingRadish421675 a year ago

            We liked it enough to make it for church supper! How do I change the number of servings when I adjust the recipe?

            • LizPepper

              LizPepper a year ago

              Between About the Recipe and Ingredients, you can change the number of servings there.

          • RemarkableRadish116511

            RemarkableRadish116511 2 years ago

            I love it and made a few changes. I cooked the veggies in olive oil only and substituted 2% Greek yogurt for the cream. It tastes delicious!!

            • Cathy

              Cathy 2 years ago

              Where is the sugar coming from? It says a total of 6.3 sugar?

              • BlithesomeRadish342713

                BlithesomeRadish342713 a year ago


            • Lisa

              Lisa 2 years ago

              fry up a sweet onion, add to the cabbage pot. I used 1 tbsp salt. Added Cumin to the recipe.

              • SplendidKale949959

                SplendidKale949959 2 years ago

                Surprisingly Delicious I added more bacon!

                • Team Carb Manager

                  Team Carb Manager 3 years ago

                  This was really delicious!

                  • CMOH

                    CMOH 4 years ago

                    So delicious. I did it with roasted cabbage using bacon grease, more garlic, cayenne pepper, cumin, Worcestershire sauce and it is officially one of our favorite soups now.

                    • josie0695

                      josie0695 3 years ago

                      I like the idea of roasting the cabbage first. Did you use the bacon grease during the roasting? Did you cut the cabbage in pieces before roasting? What oven temperature and for how long? Any additional instructions or tips for the way you did it? (I'm not terribly experienced in the kitchen. ) Thanks 😊

                  • Brandy

                    Brandy 4 years ago

                    It tastes ok. I don’t think I will repeat the recipe. It made an awful lot more than one person could eat.

                    • josie0695

                      josie0695 3 years ago

                      The recipe as given is for 6 servings so, yes! a lot more than one person could eat at one time! However, you can freeze the leftovers (ideally in portion-size containers); or you can adjust the number of servings by editing the amount given just above the ingredient list.

                  • Ron

                    Ron 4 years ago

                    This is really good. Tried it with Cumin , Cayenne, Coriander and Fennel for spicier version. Also added a leek.

                    • momojax

                      momojax 5 years ago

                      Can this soup be frozen?

                      • josie0695

                        josie0695 3 years ago

                        In the description at the top (About The Recipe) it says it can be made ahead and frozen.

                    • Vlduff

                      Vlduff 5 years ago

                      Made this tonight and it was a huge hit! Everyone finished their bowl and the kids even at some.

                      • recipewriter

                        recipewriter 5 years ago

                        That's great, thank you! I'm glad you all enjoyed the recipe :)

                    • Betteed

                      Betteed 6 years ago

                      I made this today and it's delicious -a restaurant quality recipe!

                      • recipewriter

                        recipewriter 6 years ago

                        Amazing! Thank you so much for your kind feedback.

                    • trudefaithd334

                      trudefaithd334 6 years ago

                      I like chunky soup so I am not going to blend it