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Sausage and Cabbage Recipe

Enjoy a quick and easy one skillet sausage and cabbage recipe. Smoked sausages blend well with tender cabbage for a budget-friendly dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ketosausagecabbage, sausage cabbage dinner, skillet sausage dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 294kcal
Author Eileen Kelly


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound smoked sausage or kielbasa, sliced thin Note 1
  • 1 medium shallot, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 cups cabbage, sliced thin, 1 head, about 2 pounds Note 2
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • chopped fresh thyme, optional garnish


  • In a large saute pan, over medium heat, add 1 Tablespoon olive oil.
  • Place the sliced sausage in the pan, saute about 5 minutes to lightly brown the sausage. Remove sausage, set aside.
  • Add the remaining Tablespoon olive oil to the pan. Stir in the shallots and saute for 3 minutes to soften the shallots. Stir in the garlic and dried thyme, stir about 1 minute to blend flavors.
  • Blend in the cabbage and apple cider vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Saute, stirring occasionally about 10-13 minutes, to soften the cabbage.
  • Stir in the shredded carrots and cooked sausage, saute another minute to blend flavors.
  • Taste for seasoning, reseason if needed. Optional, serve with a sprinkling of fresh chopped thyme.


Note 1: Variations can be any smoked sausage including turkey or chicken. 
Note 2: Need a short-cut, use pre-cut cabbage found in the produce section of your grocery store.
  • Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 664mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3443IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg