I know what you’re thinking- cabbage soup? You can’t get more “diet food” than that. But, trust me. Once you make this recipe, it’s going to be a weekly staple. It is filling and delicious and only takes up 3 ww points per cup. 

When it comes to losing weight, you may be used to sacrificing taste for lower-calorie foods. This Weight Watchers Cabbage Soup changes the game. It packs the comforting flavors you want in a soup but without the calories. 

The low-calorie, high-fiber combo makes this ww soup the perfect dish for your weight loss goals. And you can feel good about fueling your body with such a healthy dinner. During the cold months, we need all the vitamins and minerals we can get to ward off the dreaded cold and flu season. With ingredients like bell peppers, cabbage, celery, and vegetable broth, you’re getting nutrients such as Vit A, Vit C, potassium, and fiber. Cabbage itself is a nutrient powerhouse. In just one cup, you can get 36% of your daily vitamin C! Not only are you working towards your goals, you’re taking care of your health at the same time. 

Three reasons why you need to make this ww cabbage soup! 

  • It’s a major time saver.

 Instead of slaving away in the kitchen for 45-60 minutes trying to throw together a healthy meal, you put the ingredients in the pot for this one and it cooks on its own all day. 

  • It’s easy to double, then freeze. 

Make it once and freeze it in individual portions in Ziploc bags so you can have a low-calorie meal ready to go on those busy nights when you get home late. 

  • The variations are endless (see below)! 

The base of the recipe is simple, so you can easily swap out the protein or some brown rice pasta for the rice to help vary the flavors. 


Ingredients you need to make Weight Watchers Cabbage Soup: 

  • 1 lb ground turkey, weighed raw
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped peppers (can use any color pepper)
  • 4 cups chopped cabbage
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 (156 ml) can tomato paste
  • 1 (796 ml) can diced tomatoes-
  • 3.5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash salt/pepper
  • 1 cup minute white rice,  uncooked


Let’s make it! Follow these five easy steps:

  1. Plug in your slow cooker, so it’s pre-heating. While that pre-heats, cook the ground turkey in a frying pan until it’s fully cooked through (brown all over). 
  2. While the turkey is cooking, chop all of your veggies. 
  3. Add the cooked turkey, chopped veggies, then seasonings, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and broth to the slow cooker. 
  4. Make sure everything is mixed well. You can either cook this on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. 
  5. 25 minutes before you’re ready to eat, stir in the uncooked minute rice then let it finish cooking. 

This recipe will make 10 cups. Nutrition Info for 1 cup of Weight Watchers Cabbage Soup: Calories 91, Fat 0.7 g, Carbs 11.6g, Fiber 2g, Sugar 4.8g, Protein 10.2g.



WW Points 

  • Extra lean ground turkey, 0 points 
  • Onion 0 
  • Celery 0
  • Peppers 0
  • Cabbage 0
  • Spices 0 
  • Tomato paste 2
  • Diced tomatoes 0
  • Vegetable broth 1
  • Worcestershire sauce 1
  • White rice,  uncooked 28

10 Cups total = 3 points per cup of soup based on the ww app recipe creator. 

If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below. 

  • Smart points- green- 2 
  • Smart points- blue- 1 
  • Smart points- purple- 0 
  • Points Plus- 2 


Don’t have all the ingredients? Here are variations: 

  • Switch the ground turkey with rotisserie chicken for a “white chicken chili” flare. Saves cooking time as well since the chicken is already cooked. 
  • Use brown rice pasta instead of rice. This not only saves you points (brown rice pasta is a ZeroPoint food) but it adds even more nutrients llike fiber and iron. Brown rice pasta can make this soup more hearty. Either cook the pasta separately and pour soup over a cup of it or throw it in the slow cooker about an hour before eating. 
  • Have a few points leftover, but want a healthy splurge? Throw in some potatoes or sweet potatoes. It will add more bulk, more nutrients, and give that extra comfort that only potato soup can give during the cold months. 
  • Change up the flavor a bit by using ½ kale and ½ cabbage instead of just cabbage. Kale is a hearty green that will hold up well even with 8 hours of cooking. 
  • Like a little heat? Give it a Mexican twist by adding in 1 chopped jalapeno (with seeds if you like it really spicy!), and ½ tbsp paprika. Take out the Worcestershire sauce in this version. You can always top it off with a dash of hot sauce at the end if needed. 
  • Instapot Version: Saute ground turkey, onion, and garlic together in the instant pot. Add remaining ingredients except for rice. Lock the lid and set pressure on high for a total time of 10 minutes, then let the pot naturally release. Cook the minute rice in the microwave, and stir into fully cooked soup.


Tips and Tricks for Making Weight Watchers Cabbage Soup

  • If you have a little time, use fresh herbs rather than dried. Take out the oregano and Italian seasoning at the beginning of the recipe. When you add the rice at the end, add fresh basil, oregano, and parsley (about 2 tbsp chopped of each). Save a little to garnish at the end. Fresh herbs bring a big boost of flavor to any dish. 
  • Buy pre-cooked meat to save time, or you can pre-cook the meat and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to make the soup. 
  • In a morning rush? Save time by chopping all veggies and cooking meat the night before and putting everything in the crockpot. Store the crockpot in the fridge overnight. Just don’t forget to take the crockpot out and set it on low the next morning before hurrying out of the door! 
  • Purple or Green Cabbage? Either is fine. Green cabbage tends to be more tender and may be easier to eat. But purple cabbage does add more texture- so it is personal preference.

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Weight Watchers Cabbage Soup

By: Drizzle
Servings: 10
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes
cabbage roll soup in crock pot
1P, 2SP green, 1SP blue 0SP purple *if using brown rice


  • 1 lb ground turkey, weighed raw
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped peppers, I used red & green
  • 4 cups chopped cabbage
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can tomato paste- 156ml
  • 1 can diced tomatoes- 796ml
  • 3.5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash salt/pepper
  • 1 cup minute rice- white, uncooked


  • Brown turkey in a frying pan and add to the slow cooker
  • Add all the chopped veggies, then seasonings, tomato paste, diced tomatoes and broth.
  • Stir well and cook on high 4 hours or low 8 hours.. when you are 25 minutes away from being done add the rice.
  • Makes 10 heaping 1 cup servings. This soup will freeze well.


WW Points- 3 points per cup (or zero per cup if you use brown rice)
Personal Points- 0-2 depending on your 0PP foods
Smart points- green- 2 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- blue- 1 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- purple- 0 using WW recipe builder
Points plus- 2 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per serving.. Calories 91..Fat 0.7g..Sat fat 0.2g...Carbs 11.6g...Fiber 2g...Sugar 4.8g..Protein 10.2g using My Fitness Pal *Note- this includes all ingredients, many of them being 0SP foods so if you use these numbers in a WW calculator you will likely get a higher point value

Additional Info

Course: Soup
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  1. This looks really good. Could you use long grain white or brown rice in this d if so how long should the rice take to cook?