Are you looking for healthy and filling comfort food during chilly nights? Then this Weight Watchers cabbage soup recipe is the perfect meal for you!
This recipe is packed with fresh vegetables and nutritious ingredients that are rich in flavor but still weight loss friendly.
And the best part of this recipe? This cabbage soup is completely guilt-free with it having ZERO Weight Watchers SmartPoints! This is the perfect meal for those who want a filling meal without worrying about their weight loss progress.
With that in mind, here is how you can make this zero-point cabbage soup recipe that is super easy to make, and perfect if you are on a soup diet!
How to make this Weight Watchers Cabbage Soup
This is one of my favorite vegetable soups to make since it’s a hearty meal that is tasty and satisfying, but low in calories. In just a few steps and ingredients, you can make this recipe that you can enjoy and serve with the whole family!
3 cups of nonfat vegetable broth, beef broth, or nonfat chicken broth
2 cups chopped cabbage
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1⁄2 yellow onion
1⁄2 cup chopped carrot
1⁄2 cup green beans
1⁄2 cup chopped zucchini
2 garlic cloves, minced
1⁄2 teaspoon basil
1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
salt & pepper to taste
fresh parsley (for toppings)
Make sure you chop your vegetables if you haven’t yet. Chop the head of the cabbage into small bits so you have around 2 cups.
Spray a large pot with nonstick cooking spray over medium heat and saute your onions, carrots, and garlic for 5 minutes.
Add the broth, tomato paste, cabbage, green beans, basil, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes until all vegetables are tender. Add the chopped zucchini and then simmer for another 5 minutes or more.
Once done, portion the soup into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley if preferred.
Best served warm.
More notes and tips for the best weight watchers cabbage soup recipe
As you can already tell, you can make this weight watchers cabbage soup really easily without having the fear of failing. But if you want to improve this recipe and make sure you get only the best results, here are more notes and tips to make Weight Watchers Cabbage Soup.
- This recipe is very versatile and open to experimentation. You can add more vegetables and toppings if you prefer. You can add celery, parsley, and other fresh veggies for extra flavor!
- You can cook this recipe in a slow cooker or instant pot. For the slow cooker method, just add all the ingredients to your slow cooker and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.
- If you want to make sure this is vegetarian or vegan friendly, make sure you only use vegetable broth instead of chicken stock or beef stock.
- This soup is ready in around 30 minutes but feel free to adjust the cooking time depending on how soft or crunchy you want your vegetables to be.
- If you want some spice in your meals, you can sprinkle some red pepper flakes into the pot.
- If you want a little protein and a more filling meal and you do not mind adding an extra few smartpoints, you can add lean ground turkey or rotisserie chicken – just be sure to brown the ground turkey first before adding it to the pot.
- You can also add bay leaves to add that fresh flavor.
How to cook cabbage soup in an instant pot
To cook this cabbage soup in an instant pot, just combine your cabbage, broth, and all the other ingredients in the pot and close and lock the lid.
Select high pressure and set the timer for 15 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build and release pressure using a natural release method.
What to serve with WW cabbage soup
This magical soup is perfect for those who are on a weight loss journey but still want to satisfy their tummies without feeling bad. You can eat large amounts of this soup and still not worry about your diet plan!
With that said, this cabbage soup recipe can perfectly be eaten on its own but if you do not mind some extra smartpoints, here are some recommendations on what you can serve with this WW cabbage soup:
How to store cabbage soup leftovers
If you have any cabbage soup leftovers, then do not worry because your soup can last in the fridge for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container. Just make sure to cool the soup first before storing it.
And if you have a huge amount of leftovers, then you can freeze the soup so that you can still consume it after a few more days! Just put single servings of the soup into Ziploc freezer bags and freeze them flat.
You can defrost the soups in the fridge overnight and reheat the soup in a pot on the stove.
- 3 cups of nonfat vegetable broth, beef broth, or nonfat chicken broth
- 2 cups chopped cabbage
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1⁄2 yellow onion
- 1⁄2 cup chopped carrot
- 1⁄2 cup green beans
- 1⁄2 cup chopped zucchini
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
- salt & pepper to taste
- fresh parsley (for toppings)
- Spray a large pot with non stick cooking spray and sautee your onions, carrots, and garlic for 5 minutes.
- Add the broth, tomato paste, cabbage, green beans, basil, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Simmer for about 5 to 10 minutes until all vegetables are tender. Add the zucchini and simmer for another 5 minutes or more.
- Once done, portion the soup into bowls and garnish with fresh parsley if preferred.
- Best served warm.
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