Cabbage "Noodle" Soup
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Cabbage "Noodle" Soup

Cabbage takes the place of noodles in this low-calorie soup, but if you want to add more heartiness, add 2 ounces of pasta during the last 15 minutes of cooking or add a diced potato or two along with the water. I kept the sodium low by using water instead of broth, but for a richer flavor, you can add vegetable bouillon cubes to taste or use vegetable broth for half of the water.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Vegan, Weight Watchers
Servings: 6
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Susan Voisin


  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 carrots diced or sliced
  • 2 ribs celery leaves included, diced
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1/4 head cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas --or 1 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas, drained
  • generous grating of black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 2 teaspoons mellow white miso
  • salt to taste


  • Preheat a large, non-stick pot. Add the onions, carrots, and celery and cook until onions soften. Add the water and all remaining ingredients except nutritional yeast, parsley, and miso. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until vegetables are tender and broth is flavorful (at least 30 minutes).
  • Stir in the nutritional yeast and parsley. Place the miso in a small bowl and add some of the hot broth a little at a time, stirring, until the miso is dissolved in the broth. Add the miso broth back to the pot. Add salt to taste and serve.


This soup has zero points under the Weight Watchers Freestyle program.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.2g | Protein: 6.4g | Fat: 1.2g | Sodium: 258mg | Fiber: 4.2g | Sugar: 2.2g