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Sopa de Repollo (Cabbage Soup)

Sopa de Repollo is a traditional cabbage soup from Spain. Caramelized onions along with bacon and olive oil make this soup extraordinary.
Course Soup
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author www.sanpasqualskitchen.com


  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 slices Thick Cut Bacon Cut Into Lardoons
  • 1 Large Onion Peeled And Diced
  • 1 head Small Head Green Cabbage, Chopped
  • 9 cups Boiling Water
  • 4 Tablespoons White Rice
  • ½ teaspoons Meat Extract Or Maggi Seasoning optional
  • Salt To Taste


  • Heat the oil into a large soup pot over medium heat.
  • Add the bacon and onion and cook stirring occasionally until the onions begin to brown.
  • Add the cabbage and cook stirring occasionally for 15 minutes.
  • Pour in the boiling water and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the rice and cook for 30 minutes more.
  • Stir in the Maggi seasoning and salt to taste.