“Hearty German Cabbage Soup with Smoked Sausage”


  • 1 Small Package of Smoked Sausage
  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 3 large Leeks
  • 3 large Carrots
  • 1 small Cabbage
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 4-5 medium Potatoes, diced
  • 3 cups Chicken Broth (or Vegetable Broth)
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 Bay Leaves



  1. Begin by gathering all your fresh ingredients.
  2. Cut up all the vegetables: Leeks, Carrots, Cabbage, and Potatoes.
  3. Place the Leeks in cold water and set them aside for about 10 minutes. This helps remove any dirt or grit.


  1. In a large skillet or soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the prepared Leeks and Carrots to the skillet and sauté them until they become soft and fragrant. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Slice the Smoked Sausage and add it to the skillet along with the minced Garlic. Continue to cook for a few more minutes until the sausage is lightly browned.
  4. Now, it’s time to combine all the veggies. Add the diced Potatoes, shredded Cabbage, and the rest of the ingredients to the skillet. This includes the Chicken Broth, Water, and Bay Leaves.
  5. Stir everything together to ensure all the flavors blend well.
  6. Cover the skillet or pot and allow the soup to simmer gently. Cook until the Cabbage is tender, which usually takes about 20-25 minutes.
  7. Once the Cabbage is soft and the flavors have melded beautifully, your hearty German Cabbage Soup with Smoked Sausage is ready to be served.
  8. Dish up the warm and comforting soup into bowls, and savor the hearty flavors of this classic German dish.

This delightful German Cabbage Soup with Smoked Sausage is a wholesome and nourishing meal, perfect for those seeking comfort and warmth on a chilly day. Enjoy your delicious homemade soup!