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Miracle Soup

Miracle Soup Miracle Soup

AKA The Dolly Parton diet, or The Cabbage Soup diet. An easy to make low-calorie, low-fat soup.















2 pounds cabbage
chopped or sliced, 1/2 of a head
1 medium onions
1 medium green bell peppers
2 celery stalks
28 ounces tomatoes, canned
diced or stewed
1 package onion soup mix
3 cups water
or beef, chicken or vegetable stock (omit onion soup mix if using stock)


In a large saucepan, bring all ingredients to the boil for 10 minutes.

Cover and simmer until vegetables are to your desired level of tenderness; another 10 to 30 minutes.

If using chicken, vegetable or beef stock skip the onion soup mix for a variation.

Dolly Patrons Cabbage Soup Diet, Vanity Fair

Miracle Cabbage Soup


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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I add brown rice with quinoa and browned ground turkey.

about 6 years ago

Excellent variation, will give it a try.



We skip the onion soup mix and use a good quality stock instead of water.

about 6 years ago

This was called Mrs. Humphreys soup in the 60's. the recipe was posted in the St. Paul paper by then Senator H Humphreys wife.

almost 6 years ago

I lost weight on this diet

almost 6 years ago

Put mixed frozen veggies in it been doing this for years The veggies add a lot to soup.

about 4 years ago

Delicious I can’t stop eating. Used more celery, 2 cans beef broth, some water, beef bouillon to taste & the onion soup mix. Add other veggies, potatoes & meat for good vegetable soup.

over 3 years ago

It sounds like it would be good to have during the winter time....................

over 2 years ago

This soup is the best one, i try it and was amazing, but also this diet is one of the best, i can't choose the right words to talk about it.....

over 2 years ago

I can't eat bell peppers......what can I use in it's place?

about 2 months ago

Potatoes, Zucchini, Celery, Turnips

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 448g (15.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 745% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 244mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 144%
Calcium 12% Iron 12%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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