Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup with Chicken Apple Sausage

This slow cooker cabbage soup with chicken apple sausage is adapted from a recipe for cabbage soup with kielbasa that caught my eye in the Weight Watchers cookbook,  Simply Delicious : 245 No-Fuss Recipes–All 8 POINTS or Less.

I substituted chicken apple sausage for the kielbasa and tossed everything into the slow cooker instead of making it on the stovetop.

And let me tell you, this makes one incredibly satisfying main-dish soup.

I still can’t get over how tasty it turned out and have been enjoying the leftovers for lunch.

Rod really liked it too and commented on how filling it was.

slow cooker cabbage soup

Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup with Chicken Apple Sausage

At this time of year soups, like this slow cooker cabbage soup, make regular appearances on our dinner menu.

Using the slow cooker makes it so easy.

As I’ve mentioned before, including more soups in our diet has been one of my tricks for easy healthy weight loss/maintenance. They’re such an easy delicious way to increase your intake of vegetables, filling you up with fewer calories.


Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup with Chicken Apple Sausage
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A warm and satisfying main-dish soup. Serve with slices of crusty sourdoug or rye bread
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 6
  • 6 ounces chicken sausage with apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small head cabbage, shredded (8 cups)
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and coarsely shredded
  • 1 large carrot, coarsely shredded
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. In a 4 - 6 quart slow cooker combine the sausage, onion, cabbage, potato, carrot, garlic, broth, thyme, bay leaf, vinegar and salt and pepper.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or on low for 5 to 7 hours, until vegetables are tender.
  3. Discard the bay leave. Taste and adjust seasoniongs, adding more salt, pepper and/or vinegar as necessary
Cook's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (Generous 1 cup): 145 calories, 4.4 g fat, 20.6 g carbs, 5.1 g fiber, 9.6 g protein and 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

Source: Adapted from Simply Delicious : 245 No-Fuss Recipes–All 8 POINTS or Less

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  1. Carol says

    I just found your blog through Danica’s Daily. I’m a WW, and I’m coming up on 2 yrs of Lifetime. I’m always on the lookout for WW friendly cooking blogs, so I clicked right over after reading your post. I got to this recipe for cabbage soup with apple sausage and had to stop reading so I could go make it immediately! It’s in the slow cooker now and I’m really looking forward to trying it tonight.

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