Amish Cabbage Chowder – A Creamy Cabbage Soup Recipe

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Amish Cabbage Chowder is a creamy cabbage soup recipe with carrots, potatoes and milk.  This white cabbage soup tastes best served with crackers on a cold day.

Amish Cabbage Chowder

Why is this called Amish Cabbage Chowder?  It’s simple.  This old fashioned cabbage soup recipe comes from the Amish community, and that’s why I love it so much.

There’s nothing fancy about this soup.

It’s a white cabbage soup, meaning the broth is milk based and creamy.

Along with chopped cabbage, this creamy cabbage soup has diced potatoes and sliced carrots. The seasonings are even simple with just salt, pepper and sugar.

A Creamy Cabbage Soup Recipe

The creaminess of this cabbage soup comes from warmed milk and just a touch of butter added right at the end.

The original Amish Cabbage Chowder recipe called for the milk to be scalded.  I’ve adjusted the recipe so that you just need to gently warm the milk before adding to the cooked vegetables.

The Amish author of this recipe most likely used fresh milk that was unpasteurized. Scalding the milk would have killed the microorganisms and bacteria in the milk; however, milk purchased from the grocery store is already pasteurized meaning we can eliminate this step.

I still prefer to gently heating the milk before adding it to the cooked vegetables to speed up the cooking time of this Amish Cabbage Soup recipe.

Amish Cabbage Chowder is a creamy cabbage soup recipe with carrots, potatoes and milk.  White cabbage soup tastes best served with crackers. 

What to make with green cabbage?

If you’ve got a cabbage at home, it’s most likely a green cabbage variety.  Not sure if it’s a regular green cabbage or a Savoy cabbage?  A plain green cabbage resembles the cabbage from those Cabbage Patch Kid Dolls from back in the day.   On the other hand, Savoy cabbage has a crinkly texture.

Regular green cabbage often looks more white in color when chopped up.   This versatile vegetable is typically very economical to buy and can be used to make side dishes, casseroles, soups or even star as a part of a main dish.

Here are seven easy cabbage recipes to use with a green cabbage.

  1. Cheesy Cabbage Casserole
  2. Fried Cabbage with Bacon
  3. Creamy Cabbage 
  4. Low Calorie Cabbage Soup
  5. 4 Ingredient Cabbage Casserole
  6. Skillet Smoked Sausage and Cabbage
  7. Instant Pot Cabbage Soup 

 

Amish Cabbage Soup Ingredients

Green Cabbage, coarsely chopped or shredded

Carrots, thinly sliced

Potatoes, peeled and diced

Water

Salt

Black Pepper

Sugar

Milk, warmed

Butter

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How to Make Creamy Cabbage Soup

For the full ingredient amounts and instruction steps for creamy cabbage chowder, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Coarsely chop cabbage, dice potatoes and slice carrots.
  2. Add chopped vegetables, sugar, salt and pepper to large soup pan; pour water over top.
  3. Cook over medium heat until vegetables are tender.
  4. Heat milk and butter until warmed; do not boil.
  5. Add heated milk to cooked vegetables, and heat a few minutes longer.
  6. Taste, and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve with crackers or oyster crackers.

Amish Cabbage Chowder is a creamy cabbage soup recipe with carrots, potatoes and milk.  White cabbage soup tastes best served with crackers. 

Notes About Old Fashioned Cabbage Soup

  • Use regular, green cabbage (not red or savoy) for this old fashioned cabbage chowder recipe.
  • 4 cups of chopped cabbage is equivalent to approximately one small green cabbage.
  • Any type of white or yellow potatoes can be used.
  • If you’re feeling really lazy, you do not have to peel your potatoes before dicing. Just be sure to wash them well.
  • Whole milk is best to get a creamy cabbage soup (not skim or 2%).
  • Heat the milk gently being careful not to boil. This will prevent it from curdling.
  • Be sure to taste the cabbage soup before serving. You may want to add more salt and pepper to taste.
  • This white cabbage soup tastes best topped with salty crackers.  Any variety such as Saltines, Club, Butter, Ritz or Oyster crackers will work.
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Amish Cabbage Chowder is a creamy cabbage soup recipe with carrots, potatoes and milk.  White cabbage soup tastes best served with crackers. 

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Amish Cabbage Chowder - A Creamy Cabbage Soup Recipe

Amish Cabbage Chowder is a creamy cabbage soup recipe with carrots, potatoes and milk.  This white cabbage soup tastes best served with crackers on a cold day. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: amish cabbage chowder, cabbage chowder, creamy cabbage soup, old fashioned cabbage soup, white cabbage soup
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 4 cups green cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 3 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

Instructions

  • Add chopped cabbage, carrots and potatoes to large soup pan; add water, salt, pepper and sugar and cook until vegetables are fork tender.
    Amish Cabbage Chowder is a creamy cabbage soup recipe with carrots, potatoes and milk.  White cabbage soup tastes best served with crackers. 
  • In a separate, small saucepan, heat milk and butter on gentle heat. Do not boil.
    Amish Cabbage Chowder is a creamy cabbage soup recipe with carrots, potatoes and milk.  White cabbage soup tastes best served with crackers. 
  • Once vegetables are tender, add warmed milk. Cook over low heat for 5 - 10 minutes or until flavors are melded. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed.
    Amish Cabbage Chowder is a creamy cabbage soup recipe with carrots, potatoes and milk.  White cabbage soup tastes best served with crackers. 
  • Serve with crackers.
    Amish Cabbage Chowder is a creamy cabbage soup recipe with carrots, potatoes and milk.  White cabbage soup tastes best served with crackers. 

Notes

  • Use regular, green cabbage (not red or savoy) for this old fashioned cabbage chowder recipe.
  • 4 cups of chopped cabbage is equivalent to approximately one small green cabbage. 
  • Any type of white or yellow potatoes can be used.
  • If you're feeling really lazy, you do not have to peel your potatoes before dicing. Just be sure to wash them well.
  • Whole milk is best to get a creamy cabbage soup (not skim or 2%).
  • Heat the milk gently being careful not to boil. This will prevent it from curdling.
  • Be sure to taste the cabbage soup before serving. You may want to add more salt and pepper to taste.
  • This white cabbage soup tastes best topped with salty crackers.  Any variety such as Saltines, Club, Butter, Ritz or Oyster crackers will work.
  • Try our Fried Cabbage with Bacon recipe

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Amish Cabbage Chowder is a creamy cabbage soup recipe with carrots, potatoes and milk.  White cabbage soup tastes best served with crackers. 

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