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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