A while back I shared how excited I was to find Quaker Steel Cut Oats at the grocery store. They are significantly less expensive than the other brand I’ve seen and I like to use them for oatmeal in the slow cooker.
I never imagined I would use them in soup.
But then The Sweets Life linked up a recipe for Scotch Oatmeal Soup for Ingredient Spotlight: Cabbage. I knew I had to try it. The oats are kind of like barley. They add heartiness to the soup.
I modified The Sweets Life recipe a little bit. Hers doesn’t have any meat in it and I knew I’d get much further serving a soup full of cabbage to my family if I included some meat. I was right. They all ate the soup and liked it.
Here’s what you’ll need to make a pot:
Smoked Sausage, Cabbage and Oat Soup
- 2-3 Tbs. olive oil
- 4 carrots cleaned and chopped
- 1 onion peeled and chopped
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 1 smoked sausage I used turkey, sliced
- 1/2 cabbage chopped
- 2 cans diced tomatoes with liquid
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup steel cut oats
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 1 bay leaf
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add carrots, onion, garlic and sausage. Cook till onion is clear.
- Add cabbage and cover the soup pot. Cook 5-10 minutes until cabbage wilts.
- Add remaining ingredients. Simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes or until oats are cooked.
- Remove bay leaf and serve.
This soup is really tasty served with cornbread.
Have you ever had oats in soup?
I have to admit, my first thought when I read the title was “Euuu!” because really, oatmeal in soup? But when you compared it to barley, well, that actually makes sense and sounds tasty!
Food on the Table says
Never had oats in a soup before, but this looks tasty! Especially with the smoked sausage, yum!
Totally agree FOTT! Doesnt seem like your typical meal but looks delicious. Tiffany did you enjoy the taste and texture?
David, I did enjoy the taste and texture of the soup. Steel cut oats are so different from the regular type.
natalie (the sweets life) says
so glad you enjoyed–this is one of my fave soups and i’m definitely adding soup next time!
I made this soup and just loved it! I used chicken sausage and didn’t notice that I picked up a package of Chipotle/Cheese sausage…it really gave the soup a kick! I also used a little more garlic and increased the broth to 8 cups. I didn’t have any steel-cut oats, but did have barley and used it. I will definitely make this again and will pass the recipe along!
The title of this one made me curious. I could not imagine those three ingredients together, but the picture looks yummy. I think I’ll try this one next week! Thanks!
The oats are kind of like barley in this soup. It does sound strange, but it doesn’t taste strange 😉