Portuguese Linguica & Cabbage Soup


  • 1 pound linguica sausage, sliced
  • 1 small head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil, for sautéing
  • Optional: small potatoes, carrots, or white beans for added thickness


  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil.
  2. Add the sliced linguica and cook until browned on both sides. Remove from the pot and set aside.
  3. In the same pot, add a little more oil and sauté the onions and garlic until softened.
  4. Add the chopped cabbage, broth, water, diced tomatoes, smoked paprika, oregano, and salt and pepper.
  5. Bring the soup to a simmer and cook until the cabbage is tender, about 20-25 minutes.
  6. If desired, you can add small diced potatoes, carrots or white beans for added thickness.
  7. Return the cooked linguica to the pot and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  8. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  9. Serve hot with crusty bread or bread rolls.

Note : Linguica is a spicy Portuguese sausage. If you can’t find it, you can use chorizo or andouille sausage as a substitute.

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