WW Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Bean and Cabbage Soup
Today I'm sharing a recipe for WW Simply Filling Slow Cooker Bean & Cabbage Soup
I love soup. Eating a bowl of soup for lunch and/or dinner several times a week is one of my favorite strategies for staying slim. (So much so, I wrote a best-selling eCookbook of Slimming WW friendly soup recipes!
Did you know that studies show that people who eat a broth-based soup as part of a meal, especially a chunky one, eat less at the next meal, and fewer total calories throughout the day?
Probably because broth-based vegetable soups are packed with lots of water and fiber, so you feel satisfied with relatively few calories. Great news for Weight Watchers!
After all the indulgences of the past few weeks, I actually find myself craving basic soups, like this super simple slow cooker bean and cabbage soup that also works with the old WW Simply Filling Technique.
It's the easiest, tastiest, most nourishing way I know to get back on plan.
The Skinny on Weight Watchers Simply Filling Bean & Cabbage Soup
I adapted it for the slow cooker from Weight Watchers Momentum Healthy Cooking Basics, a great healthy cooking reference book filled with 175 delicious recipes and 10 essential cooking techniques.
(This Weight Watchers cookbook (affiliate link) is from 2008, so it gives Points instead of PointsPlus/SmartPoints values, but complete nutritional information is provided so you can easily calculate the Points for every recipe.)
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Easy Healthy Slow Cooker Soup?
This slow cooker bean and cabbage soup is easy, healthy and satisfying. Each Serving has 198 calories and:
4 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
0 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
To see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, Click here!
Recipe Additions & Variations
Different Beans - use whatever beans you prefer - pinto, black, red, black eye peas , refried- or a combination
Spicier - add you favorite spice - chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes, chopped chiles or hot sauce, spicy chili sauce, etc.
Meatier - add chopped cooked lean ham, smoked turkey sausage, etc.
Why not make a big batch this weekend to enjoy all week long? That's certainly my plan.
If you like this healthy vegetarian slow cooker bean and cabbage soup, be sure to check out my other Weight Watchers friendly soup recipes including: WW Cabbage Soup Recipes, Easy Corn & Black Bean Soup, Skinny Potato Leek Soup, Spicy Red Lentil Soup, WW Vegetarian Chili and Healthy Slow Cooker Vegetarian Minestrone
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WW Simply Filling Slow Cooker Bean & Cabbage Soup Recipe
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) white beans (cannellini or great northern), rinsed and drained
- 4 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
- 2 large carrots, thinly sliced
- 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 can (14-½ ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Ideal slow cooker size: 4- to 5-Quart.
- First puree 1 can of the beans with a little water in your blender or food processor.
- Combine the pureed beans and remaining ingredients in your slow cooker.
- Cover and cook until the vegetables are tender, 4 to 6 hours on HIGH or 6 to 8 hours on LOW.
Recipe Additions & VariationsDifferent Beans - use whatever beans you prefer - pinto, black, red, black eye peas , refried- or a combination Spicier - add you favorite spice - chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes, chopped chiles or hot sauce, spicy chili sauce, etc. Meatier - add chopped cooked lean ham, smoked turkey sausage, etc. Serving size: 1 generous cup Click here to see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site. 4 *SmartPoints (Green plan) 0 *SmartPoints (Blue plan) 0 *SmartPoints (Purple plan) 5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Source: Adapted from Weight Watchers Momentum Healthy Cooking Basics (affiliate link)
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
Watch this video from The Crocking' Girls to see how they make their own Cabbage Patch Soup:
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I'm addicted to this soup, started WW simple start,plan to continue simply filling. I have changed or added , keeping it power foods. added a can of re fried beans instead of pureeing one can,different beans ,any fresh veg. that I have ,dried basil.
I added Trader Joe's frozen brown and black rice since rice and beans make a complete protein. I also added a heaping Tbs. of coconut oil as some nutrients need fat to be absorbed. I also used a can of low sodium black beans and a can of Amy's Refried Black Beans that are vegetarian. The soup came out really good.
Thanks for sharing the changes you made, which sound delicious!!
how many servings does this make
It makes 6 1-cup servings. I've added it to the recipe.
How much sodium per serving
Good Morning! I do not have a blender, can I just use a potato masher and mix with water or jusr mash and do not mix with the water? Annemarie
Hi Annmarie, Yes, use a potato masher right in the pot to squish it up a bit and make it a bit thicker. Hope this helps.
Hi, thanks so much for the quick reply! I love all your recipes. Annemarie
What would the SP value for this be??
Hi Amanda, I've updated the recipe. According to my calculations this soup has 4 SmartPoints.
How much sodium per serving?
Hi Mary, I don't supply sodium values on my website because it will vary so much depending on the ingredients you use and how much salt you add. To keep the sodium low use low sodium / no salt added broth, beans and tomatoes. Hope this helps. - Martha
Hi Martha, I have been struggling on SmartPoints and am going to give Simply Filling a try. Can you tell me if you have any other recipes can be used on Simply Filling. I love your recipes and thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do.
Great recipe - made for New Years Day and it was terrific. I too added more beans including black eye peas. I also cooked with turkey sausage/ kielbasa. Gave it the smiley flavor, like Ham. I counted the soup as 0 freestyle and then added the slice down turkey for addl prs. Totally worth it
Thank you. Will be making again.
Should me Smokey flavor, which made me smile
So glad you liked it Corri!
How much o points soup can you have say for lunch ??????????
I notice it said 0 SP but then when I looked at the recipe it states 4 Smart Points. Which is it? Thank you!
Hi Tina, This has 0 SmartPoints on the new Freestyle Program. Beans became zero with the introduction of Freestyle in December 2017. Hope this helps. -Martha
Love it! I used chili ready diced tomatoes this time.
I have cooked this soup and it is wonderful. Will do it again.
I would like to use dried beans instead of canned. Is soaking them overnight good enough or should they be cooked for a while before using in recipe?
Hi Carol, I've never made this soup with dried beans, but I have cooked dried beans in the slow cooker. In my experience with my slow cooker they can take 8-10 hours on low to become soft and tender. So, I would cook them until partially tender before adding them to the soup. You could also just plan to cook the soup longer, but you risk the other vegetables getting too soft/overcooked waiting for the beans to be tender. Hope this helps. ~Martha
Great to have with a sandwich keeps me full all day.
I put some spicy chili sauce in with it to make it a little more zesty.
Delicious! I had 2 cups worth in one sitting. Mmm!
I would use some of the broth instead of water to add to the blender/food processor to puree the beans if not using refried beans.
I had a half head of cabbage in the "use it or lose it" phase. The other ingredients are those I always have in my pantry or fridge, so making this was an easy decision. This soup is very easy to throw together. I was very happy with the results. It was delish. I was concerned it would be "too cabbage-y" like some cabbage soups I've had. This reminds me more of a bean with bacon type soup (in all the best ways). At my DD's suggestion I did add a touch of liquid smoke. Hearty but not heavy, I'll definitely keep this in my cook book app.
Glad you liked it. Love the idea of adding a little liquid smoke. Thanks for sharing.