Grandma Gras' Soup

  • Yield: 8 servings

"My grandma, Grace Weenum Gras of Borculo, Michigan, would make this soup for our family on Memorial Day. My dad, John Weenum, would march in the parade in his Navy uniform. I've never seen this soup or recipe anywhere else. It has a flavor all its own."


2pounds carrots, cut into chunks (about 3 cups)
1pound potatoes, cut into chunks (about 2 cups)
1pound Kielbasa sausage, sliced
1/2cup diced onions
1cup diced celery
1 1/2cups finely shredded cabbage
1teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon pepper
Noodles (optional)


  1. Put carrots and potatoes in a blender, two-thirds full. Cover with water and blend until carrots and potatoes are in small pieces.
  2. Put in a large saucepan. Add Kielbasa, onions, celery, cabbage, salt, pepper, and noodles, if desired.
  3. Cook on low heat for at least 45 minutes.

Adelle J. Van  Daalen, Zeeland, Mich.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 4
  • Calories 200
  • Fat 8g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
  • Cholesterol 30mg
  • Sodium 890mg
  • Potassium 620mg
  • Carbohydrate 26g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Protein 8g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 380%
  • Vitamin C 40%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 6%