Ham & Cabbage Soup will warm you up on a chilly fall day! This recipe is perfect for Modified Ketogenic Therapies, MCT Oil Diets, and Modified Atkins Diets. 5 simple and very inexpensive ingredients are simmered on the stove or quickly prepared in a pressure cooker, such as the Instant Pot. If you have one of these appliances, this soup can be made in as little as 30 minutes from start to finish! Cooked Cabbage has the ability to absorb a large amount of fat. To increase the ratio, stir in additional fat such as butter or ghee to meet your specifc nutritional needs.


  • 908 grams / 1head, medium (about 5-3/4 diameter) 
  • 80 grams / 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion 
  • 64 grams / 1/2 cup sliced carrots 
  • 680 grams / 1 1/2 pound ham slice 30 grams / 2 tablespoons coconut oil 
  • Optional Ingredients: Garlic, curry powder, fresh herbs, spicy chili peppers. Cabbage will take on the flavor from spices and herbs very well. You can easily change the flavor profile of this soup just by using different combinations of spices that you enjoy.


  1. Chop the cabbage, carrots, onion and ham into bite size pieces. 
  2. Add all the ingredients plus the coconut oil and optional seasonings to a pot or Instant Pot pressure cooker and cover with water. 
  3. Simmer on the stove for 3-6 hours until the cabbage is tender. Add more water if necessary. For the Instant Pot, choose the