Cabbage and Sausage Recipe | Primavera Kitchen (2024)

Cabbage and Sausage Recipe is a classic pairing that’s enhanced with a simple spice blend. Make this recipe tonight for an easy dinner in under 30 minutes!

You will love this delicious recipe. Every bite you take has tender sautéed cabbage and sausages. It’s so simple to make in less than 30 minutes so you can make this during a busy weeknight. You can use any sausage you like but I love Italian sausages for this recipe.

Two more delicious cabbage recipes to try: Cabbage Steak and Grilled Chicken Cabbage Salad.

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If you’re looking for more cabbage recipes, check these ones out: Cabbage and Sausage Stew,One-Pan Chicken and Cabbage (Meal-Prep), Broiled Salmon with Cabbage and Green Beans (Meal-Prep), and Chopped Red Cabbage Kale Salad.

One pan meals are perfect for busy weeknights. Everything cooks together, and there isn’t a pile of pots and pans to be scrubbed. The easiest dishes combine protein with fresh vegetables and spices like this Sausage and Vegetables recipe. All of the flavors come together for a delicious, balanced meal. Plus, this cabbage and sausage recipe is low-carb and Keto friendly too, so it’s great if you’re looking to cut down on carbs.

How to shred cabbage

First, remove any damaged outer leaves. Then, rinse and dry the cabbage or use a salad spinner after it’s been shredded.

With a knife:

  1. Use a sharp knife to cut the cabbage in half through the stem, then again to make quarters.
  2. Hold the bottom of each quarter against a cutting board and cut at an angle to remove the stem.
  3. Lay one quarter on its side and slice across it widthwise to make thin shreds. For longer pieces, cut lengthwise.
  4. Repeat with each quarter until the whole cabbage has been sliced.

With a mandolin slicer

  1. Cut the cabbage into quarters and remove the stem as instructed above.
  2. Adjust the blade on the mandolin to the correct thickness, then run the cabbage over the blade with one of the flat sides facing down.
  3. Continue with the remaining quarters. Be careful not to cut your fingers as you get to the end of the wedge, and you may need to finish those with a knife.

Ingredients to make cabbage and sausage

This cabbage and sausage recipe couldn’t be easier. Just brown the meat, saute the vegetables, and add some spices before serving!

  • Olive oil —or your preferred oil.
  • Fresh Italian pork sausages —make sure the casings of the sausages are removed. You can also find ground pork sausages if you don’t want to remove the casing.
  • Onion —feel free to use any onion you have in your pantry such as yellow or sweet onion.
  • Bell pepper —you can use whatever bell pepper you prefer but I recommend red and orange as they are sweeter than green bell peppers.
  • Garlic —make sure to freshly mince your garlic. It’s much tastier than the pre-minced garlic.
  • Seasoning —I use salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, red pepper flakes or/and chili powder. Skip the chili powder or pepper flakes if you don’t want that little extra bit of heat.
  • Green cabbage —make sure to give the cabbage a rinse before slicing.
  • Sugar-free tomato sauce —you can buy this or make mysugar-free tomato sauce.
  • Beef broth or chicken broth —I recommend using low sodium, organic beef broth if you have that on hand. Since there’s already salt added to the recipe, you don’t need extra salt. Optional, add a tiny splash of vinegar, when you saute the cabbage to add more flavour.
  • Fresh parsley —as garnish.
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Instructions to Make Cabbage and Sausage Recipe

Prep the ingredients

Chop the vegetables and slice the cabbage. If using sausage links, remove the meat from the casings.

Brown the meat

Next, in a large skillet and over medium-high heat cook the sausage in a little bit of oil until no longer pink.

Stir in the onion and bell pepper and cook until they start to soften. Then, mix in the garlic until fragrant. Stir in all of the spices and cook an additional 2-3 minutes for the flavors to combine.

Sautéthe vegetables

Add the cabbage to the pot and cook until almost tender, stirring occasionally.

Add tomato sauce and beef broth. Close the pot with a lid and cook for more 5 minutes.

Garnish and serve

Top with fresh parsley and spoon into bowls.

Or, divide the cabbage and sausage skillet into meal prep containers for a week’s worth of lunches!

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Recipe Variations

Sure! You can easily replace things you don’t like in this cabbage and sausage recipe or use up any vegetables you have on hand. Here are some ideas:

  • Sausage – slice cured sausage into coins or try other forms of protein like ground beef, ground turkey, or tofu. You can also add chopped bacon on top before serving.
  • Produce – add in carrots, tomatoes, zucchini, peas, or even apples
  • Spices – play with different flavors using Asian, Italian, or Cajun spice blends

Storing and reheating

Transfer leftovers to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.Reheat in the microwave or on the stove until warmed through.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Skip Removing The Sausage Casing?

If you prefer to slice your sausages, then you are more than welcome to do so. Slice the sausages and cook in the pot until the sides are crispy and golden. You can also use kielbasa, andouille sausage or smoked sausage to make this recipe.

What skillet should I use to make this cabbage and sausage recipe?

Use any skillet you have on hand! A cast-iron skillet, non-stick pan, or stainless steel pan are great to make this cabbage and sausage recipe.

Is this cabbage and sausage recipe low-carb and keto-friendly?

Transfer leftovers to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.Reheat in the microwave or on the stove until warmed through.

More Skillet Recipes to Try

  • Chicken and Bell Peppers Skillet: Low-carb, paleo, and whole30 friendly, your family will love this simple chicken and bell peppers recipe.
  • Italian Sausage Cauliflower Rice Skillet: Made in less than 20 minutes, this whole30, low-carb and one-pan dinner uses a delicious homemade pesto sauce.
  • Garlic Shrimp Asparagus Skillet: Low-carb, gluten-free, whole30, and paleo-friendly, this one-skillet meal comes together in 20 quick minutes!
  • Spicy Salmon Sweet Potato Skillet: Perfect for a quick lunch or dinner, this recipe features perfectly seasoned and crispy salmon, sweet potatoes, and kale.
  • Easy Garlic Butter Mushroom Skillet: The perfect side dish, this mushrooms recipe goes with everything.

More Sausage Recipes to Try

  • Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet: Super flavorful and loaded with veggies and protein, this recipe makes for a great meal prep.
  • Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers Skillet: Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner, weekend, or game-day party, this skillet recipe is simple but delicious.
  • Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Peppers: Filling and easy, this slow cooker sausage recipe come together in only a few simple steps. Let the slow cooker do the rest of the work.
  • Sausage and Kale Stuffed Acorn Squash: Perfect for when acorn squash is in season, this recipe is perfect for the holidays.

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Cabbage and Sausage Skillet

Cabbage and sausage is a classic pairing that’s enhanced with a simple spice blend. Make this recipe tonight for an easy dinner in under 30 minutes!

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Instructions

  • In a large pot add olive oil over medium heat. Add sausage and cook until no longer pink.

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  • Add the onion and bell pepper to the sausage meat and cook for about 3 minutes. Then, add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

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  • Season with salt, and pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, oregano, and chili powder. Stir all well to combine.

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  • Add cabbage. Sauté for 5 minutes and stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is almost tender. Add tomato sauce and beef broth.

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  • Mix well to combine all the ingredients together. Close the pot with a lid. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Keep cooking for more 5 minutes.

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  • When the cabbage is very soft, it's done. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley. Enjoy!

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  • Click HERE to watch the web story.
  • You can use ground pork sausages if you don’t want to remove the casing from the sausages.
  • I recommend using red or orange bell peppers as they are sweeter than green bell peppers.
  • You can use a cast-iron skillet, non-stick pan, or stainless steel pan to make this recipe.
  • To store: Store leftovers in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • To reheat: Reheat leftovers in the microwave or on the stove until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1/6 Calories: 294kcal (15%) Carbohydrates: 13g (4%) Protein: 13g (26%) Fat: 22g (34%) Saturated Fat: 7g (44%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 45mg (15%) Sodium: 533mg (23%) Potassium: 346mg (10%) Fiber: 6g (25%) Sugar: 5g (6%)

Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

© Author: Olivia Ribas

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    • Olivia says

      Thank you!!

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  1. Kathleen McMahon says

    We used turkey sausage and it was fabulous! Thanks!

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    • Olivia says

      Amazing!

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  2. Joe says

    What a delicious recipe. My 18 month old approves also. Perfect marriage of spices. Well done

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    • Olivia says

      Aww thank you. Happy you liked it.

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  3. David Lauterbach says

    Great recipe. I modified a little. Doubled the amount of sausage, rough chopped the veggies just because I prefer the bigger pieces, added celery just because I had some that was nearing end of life and added drained diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce. The flavor is excellent, will definitely make it again.

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    • Olivia says

      Happy you liked it!

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  4. Maggie says

    Hi Olivia,
    Did something happen to your Instagram? I can’t find it using the tag anymore. Thank you!

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    • Olivia says

      Unfortunately yes. I got hacked 12 days ago. We’re working hard to get it back. Facebook is now reviewing the case. Hope soon all will be solved!

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  5. Barry V says

    Excellent as is!

    Also added sun dried tomato

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  6. Teresa says

    Amazingly delicious and so easy to make. I make this often and never get tired of it. Reminds me of my childhood when we had Polish stuffed Cabbage rolls (golabki) without all the work!

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    • Olivia says

      Aww that’s amazing! So happy to hear that 😉

      Reply

  7. Lorraine says

    The gang approved! I followed the directions to the letter I think though next time I make it I will not add salt the beef bullion was salty enough. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes.

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    • Olivia says

      Hope you like the other recipes too!

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  8. Sandy says

    Can I use shredded cabbage

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    • Olivia says

      Yes you can!

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  9. Peggy Harris says

    I cooked this recipe and it is delicious. I did make one change. I used a can of Rotel tomatoes and green chilies instead of the beef broth and tomato sauce.

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    • Olivia says

      Happy you liked it. Thanks for stopping by 😉

      Reply

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