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A delicious Cabbage and Sausage recipe that is a perfect way to use cabbage. This simple meal idea is made in s single pan and is ready quite quickly.

​​We are all about simple recipes for dinner here and this easy single skillet meal idea is one I think you will enjoy.

Fried Cabbage and Sausage in pan

Why You Will Love This Recipe

This dimple cabbage with sausage recipe takes less than 30 minutes, from start to finish. It comes together in a single skillet on your stovetop making it super easy!

This recipe is easy to change up by adding a different type of meat.

This is a great recipe if you are on a budget. This quick dinner idea is made with inexpensive ingredients, making it a favorite cheap dinner idea.

Only a handful of ingredients are required for this easy sausage and cabbage recipe.

 

Cabbage and Sausage

It makes a nice comforting and easy meal for the whole family.

 

Fried Cabbage and Sausage in skillet

Ingredients For Cabbage and Sausage

This recipe only requires just a handful of ingredients. 

Cabbage – 
Sausage – I use smoked turkey sausage links. Andouille sausage will or kielbasa sausage will also work.
Peppers – You can use any color of bell peppers
Chicken Stock
Onion
Oil

Seasonings – Sea salt and black pepper are needed.

Cabbage and Sausage Ingredients

Equipment and Kitchen Tools Needed

  • large skillet
  • slotted spoon
  • chef’s knife
  • cutting board

How to Make Cabbage and Sausage

Instructions

  1. In a large pan heat butter and 2 tbsp olive oil. Cut vegetables and sausage.
  2.  Sauté sliced peppers, onions, and cook sausage slices over medium heat until the peppers and onions are softened, about 4-6 minutes. Set aside
  3. Cut cabbage in half, cut out the root (center) Cut the halves, in half and then slice the cabbage. Give it a good rinse and add to the pan.
  4. Add in the seasoning and toss the cabbage with the sautéed pepper and onions and smoked sausage.
  5. Once the cabbage is nicely coated, continue to toss for about 3-4 minutes. Add in 1 cup chicken stock, reserving the rest in case it’s needed later. Bring to a boil over high heat
  6. Reduce heat and cover for 10-12 minutes, stirring every 4-5 minutes The cabbage should not be soggy and should still have some bite to it when you test it. If more stock is needed, you can add it now.

 

How to Make Cabbage and Sausage step by step 

 Variations, Notes, and Substitutions

  • Add cooked and drained chopped bacon to elevate the flavor. 
  • You can also use cooked pancetta. 
  • Try adding a little chili sauce or some red pepper flakes for a little kick.
  • If making a bigger batch, you can double the recipe. I would recommend using a dutch oven or stock pot. 

Pro Tips and Timesaver Shortcuts

  • Be sure to remove the tough core of the cabbage before shredding it
  • The size of your cabbage will determine the amount of chicken stock you will need. So if it’s a small cabbage, start with 3/4 cup chicken stock, if it’s a large cabbage then start with 1 cup and add more as needed. Be sure to remove the outer leaves of the cabbage when cleaning.
  • Bell peppers can be any color, we used tricolor peppers and sweet white onion, but any color peppers and any type of onion will work.
  • A medium head of cabbage weighs 1 1/2 to 2 pounds

Serving, Storage & Leftover Suggestions

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 
  • Leftovers make a good side dish.

FAQ

Can you freeze Cooked cabbage and Sausage?

Yes, you can freeze cabbage in a freezer-safe zip food storage bag. Be sure to let out as much air as possible before sealing.

What Can I Serve with Cabbage and Sausage?

There are many things you can serve with cabbage and sausage. Here are a few:

French Onion Chicken

Homemade Cornbread

Scalloped Potatoes

More One-Pot Easy Dinner Ideas

One Pot Beef Pasta

One-Pot Chicken and Rice

Crockpot Sesame Chicken

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Cabbage and Sausage

Equipment

  • Large Skillet
  • slotted spoon
  • knife

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup oil separated
  • 1 smoked turkey sausage link
  • 1/4 of a bell pepper sliced
  • 1/4 onion sliced
  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tseaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1 1/2 cups chicken stock

Instructions

  • In a large pan heat butter and 2 tbsp olive oil.
  • Sauté sliced peppers, onions, and sliced sausage until the peppers and onions are softened, about 4-6 minutes.
  • Cut cabbage in half, cut out the root (center)
  • Cut the halves, in half and then slice the cabbage.
  • Give it a good rinse and add to the pan.
  • Add in the seasoning and toss the cabbage with the sautéed pepper and onions and smoked sausage.
  • Once the cabbage is nicely coated, continue to toss for about 3-4 minutess. Add in 1 cup chicken stock, reserving the rest in case it's needed later.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat
  • Reduce heat and cover for 10-12 minutess, stirring every 4-5 minutess
  • The cabbage should not be soggy and should still have some bite to it when you test it. If more stock is needed, add it during this phase
  • Serve hot. Enjoy

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