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Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Cabbage Soup

Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs
Servings: 8 -10 servings

Ingredients

For the soup:

  • 1 head green cabbage chopped
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 2 large carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 1 lb Jennie-O Turkey Kielbasa
  • 2 cans Northern white beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the roux:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 3 stalks celery finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk I used whole milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place all soup ingredients (not roux ingredients) in slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • To make the roux:
  • In a medium pot, melt butter.
  • Add onion and celery and cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add flour and stir to combine, and let cook for 1 minute.
  • Slowly add the milk and broth, stirring constantly.
  • Bring to a simmer then lower heat and let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent bottom from burning.
  • Add roux to slow cooker for the last 30 minutes of cooking.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*Instead of making the roux from scratch, you can add a can of cream of celery soup instead, with similar results!