Zelnečka Czech Cabbage Soup

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

Recipe: #40978

June 16, 2023

"Have everything ready before you start. They used more garlic, and you could probably use shaved cabbage from produce section."

Original is 6 servings
  • Potato
  • Cabbage
  • Thickener


  • Serving Size: 1 (670.1 g)
  • Calories 349.4
  • Total Fat - 17.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 39.7 mg
  • Sodium - 976.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 37.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.2 g
  • Sugars - 6.4 g
  • Protein - 14.6 g
  • Calcium - 184.9 mg
  • Iron - 6.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 82.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1


Step 2

Cut potatoes into small pieces.

Step 3

In a small pot, add the potatoes and fill it with salty water just above the potatoes.

Step 4

Boil the potatoes until tender, but firm.

Step 5

Meanwhile, in large stock pot, add the peppercorns (use a tea ball; screw type for easy removal), paprika, bay leaves, and salt.

Step 6

Let it fry for a few minutes .

Step 7

Add the shaved cabbages, kielbasa, and onion to the seasoned oil.

Step 8

Cook a few minutes.

Step 9

Add the vinegar and saute until the cabbage pieces start to wilt.

Step 10

When the potatoes are done, add the whole pot, including the water, to the cabbage and onion mixture.

Step 11

Be careful of adding boiling water to another pan, do it in the sink so you have control.

Step 12

Let the mixture come to a boil and turn it off when the cabbage is tender, about 30 minutes.

Step 13

Remove bay leaf and fish out peppercorns if not using tea ball.

Step 14

Put sour cream in large mug or bowl.

Step 15

Mix in 2 tablespoons of flour into the mug of sour cream, along with spices to taste.

Step 16

Slowly dump in the soup, stir and let it thicken.

Step 17

Season to taste.


No special items needed.

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