Almost A Borscht Soup Recipe

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I wanted a hearty soup for lunch and had a left-over half head of boiled cabbage. What else could I do but go wild adding borschtish ingredients until I almost lost track. Bottom line, if you don't have an ingredient just leave it out or substitute something else. Have fun and be surprised, like I was, that this came out tasting fantastic. Haven't tried it cold yet, nor have I mashed it into a toothpaste tube like the Russian astronauts.

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Servings: 16 Bowls


Cost per serving $0.95 view details


  1. Start with a big pot.
  2. Add everything but Sour Cream unless you want Sour Cream in the stock (I don't).
  3. Bring to a boil then cut back to medium heat and let it boil until carrots are soft.
  4. Ladle into a soup bowl and add a dollop of Sour Cream unless you have already added it or you don't like Sour Cream like me. (How can you tell when sour cream goes bad--does it turn sweet?)
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 151g
Recipe makes 16 servings
Calories 185  
Calories from Fat 106 57%
Total Fat 11.88g 15%
Saturated Fat 5.27g 21%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 438mg 18%
Potassium 379mg 11%
Total Carbs 8.98g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Sugars 6.37g 4%
Protein 10.82g 17%



  • Jann from PA
    November 10, 2014
    Looks good. I'm not fond of dill either, and don't have any, and won't be buying any! Sour cream is a nice addition and looks nice when serving, but I don't need sour cream in everything either. Too many ingredients for me with my declining abilities. Never buy Harvard beets, regular beets are just fine. Good work! Will share with friends.
    • Denise Sherin
      November 17, 2014
      I just made something similar for the same reason lots of left over cabbage. Mine was a sweet n sour version. I like the ginger in this one, looks great!


      • Jann from PA
        February 26, 2017
        Darn, I should have sent you a picture of my sour cream that went bad. It turned green and fuzzy on top!
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      • ShaleeDP
        November 17, 2014
        I would try to recreate any soups, this looks good

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