A hearty, delicious soup with only 46 calories per serving? Yes, please!
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🗝️ Key takeaways
- This 0-point Weight Watcher's cabbage soup recipe is one of my favorite healthy meals—low calorie and low carb, but still satisfying!
- Easy cabbage soup is a great meal for busy weeknights, and the big flavors taste even better the next day.
- With minimal meal prep and a trusty slow cooker, this soup is 100% hassle-free. However, you can cook it on the stove if you prefer!
If you treated yourself over the holidays (who hasn’t?) then this cabbage soup diet recipe is a great way to kickstart a healthier New Year.
Made with V-8 vegetable juice just like the original recipe, this delicious soup is packed with tons of veggies, so it still feels hearty and comforting!
This is an overview of the ingredients. You'll find the full measurements and instructions in the green recipe card (printable) at the bottom of the page.
- Use regular or spicy V-8 juice—whichever you prefer!
- If you’re not a fan of V-8, you can use vegetable broth, chicken broth, homemade chicken stock, or beef broth. (Use a low-sodium broth to keep this zero-point soup healthy!)
- Feel free to add extra veggies, like bell peppers, butternut squash, stalks of celery, cauliflower rice, or green onions.
- Though 0-point Weight Watcher's soup calls for green cabbage, red cabbage works well, too! It'll add a peppery taste—but no extra points.
- If you like spicy foods, add a dash of red pepper flakes and some cayenne to your slow cooker for an extra kick.
- A tablespoon of tomato paste will give your soup more depth of flavor.
- You can swap the oregano and basil in a pinch with Italian seasoning.
This is an overview of the instructions. Full instructions are in the green recipe card at the bottom of the page.
- Add the chopped cabbage, onion, green beans, zucchini, carrots, and garlic to the slow cooker.
- Season the fresh vegetables with salt, black pepper, oregano, and basil.
- Add the V-8 tomato juice.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
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- sharp knife
🥫 How to store leftovers
With soup so tasty, you might want to eat it all—and you can, 'cause it's healthy! Right?
If you have leftovers, refrigerate the cabbage soup in an airtight container for up to four days. I recommend using glass, as the V-8 sauce can stain plastic.
Reheat servings in the microwave or over medium heat in a saucepan until warm.
If you have a lot of 0-point Weight Watcher's cabbage soup left over, freeze individual portions in an airtight container or Ziploc freezer bags for up to three months.
Defrost frozen soup in the fridge or place it directly in a pot on the stovetop to warm up.
💭 Things to know
Expert Tip: Adjust the cooking time depending on how crunchy or soft you like your veggies. But beware—cook ‘em too long and they’ll get mushy!
- Feel free to use a bag of frozen vegetables (carrots, green beans, and peas) to make prep even simpler.
- Fresh herbs are a great addition to this soup. Add a bay leaf, fresh rosemary, fresh sage, or fresh thyme.
- I like to make a double batch and freeze some for another quick dinner.
- Store leftover soup in individual portion sizes for a quick ‘n easy lunch the next day.
If you’re short on time, make this in a Dutch oven or large stock pot in under an hour. Spray your pot with non-stick cooking spray or use a tablespoon of olive oil to saute the garlic, onions, and carrots on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Then, add the V-8 and seasonings and bring to a light boil. Stir in the chopped cabbage, zucchini, and green beans. Finally, cover the pot and simmer on medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes.
If you set your slow cooker on high, it will take about 3 hours for the vegetables to become tender.
Absolutely! You can use frozen chopped onion, carrots, zucchini, and green beans in this soup for even faster prep. Just toss ‘em in the slow cooker without thawing. However, this soup is best made with fresh cabbage.
It sure is! Not only does this meal have zero WW points, but it’s also a good soup for keto diets. Although cabbage soup is low-carb, it still has a few net carbs from the vegetables.
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🍽️ Serve with...
Weight Watchers cabbage soup pairs great with Coca-Cola Glazed Pork Loin if you like some meat with every meal! This vintage recipe has been a Southern favorite for generations.
And what's a better way to enjoy soup than with a hearty chunk of homemade bread? Tangy Sourdough Bread loaves have a crispy crust and chewy, tender crumb that’s perfect with vegetable soup!
No-Bake Keto Cheesecake rounds off a lighter meal perfectly. It's sweet and satisfying, but you won't have to loosen your belt after eating it!
📞 The last word
If you click on the number of servings in the recipe card you can adjust the measurements up or down for the exact number of servings you need.
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WW 0-Point Vegetable SoupPrint Pin Recipe Save Recipe
- 32 ounces V-8 juice, regular or spicy
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 cups green cabbage, chopped
- 1 cup yellow onion, diced
- 1 cup green beans, cut in bite sized pieces
- 1 cup zucchini, sliced
- ½ cup carrot, sliced
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- salt & pepper, to taste
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- Add everything to a slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 6 hours, or until vegetables are tender.
- Serve sprinkled with a little grated parmesan if desired.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.