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Cabbage Sausage Supper Recipe

Cabbage Sausage Supper Recipe

"Everyone is surprised at how this flavorful combination calls for just a few ingredients," comments Ruby Williams from Bogalusa, Louisiana. "I complete the meal with a no-bake fruit dessert."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 pounds smoked sausage, halved and cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • 1 large onion, cut into eighths
  • 1 medium head cabbage, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch cubes


  • 1. In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until sausage is lightly browned and onion is tender; drain. Add the cabbage and water. Cover and cook on low for 10 minutes. Stir in the carrots and potatoes. Cover and cook for 25-30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cup: 190 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 675mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 lean meat.

Reviews for Cabbage Sausage Supper

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Dkddkd User ID: 8774528 244008
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"I made a few adjustments due to family preferences. Substituted Italian hot chicken sausage and used a can of cannelini instead of potatoes. Also used chicken broth instead of water. It was yummy"

erutledge17 User ID: 8648110 243614
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2016

"This is a fantastic dinner and so easy! I do agree with most reviewers that you need to add another cup of water, add salt and pepper, and up the cooking time to a full hour. I also prefer to use small yellow or red potatoes too for a better flavor."

ellimaye1 User ID: 1179808 242969
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2016

"Easy and yummy! I only seasoned with salt and pepper. Would make again for another quick meal."

pink4us User ID: 8718995 242640
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"Super yummy and easy. I did not have any trouble getting the veggies to cook with the 1/2 cup water, but I did chop all the vegetables small. (sliced carrots and potatoes with the food processor and diced the onions) I replaced 2 of the potatoes with sweet potatoes only because I like the mix of sweet and regular potatoes. I also cooked on the stovetop with some butter to cook the onions and cabbage first. I cooked the sausage in a different frying pan while cooking the veggies. I added the water and covered the veggies and they were done in just about the 20-25 min."

Dinah66 User ID: 4558177 237573
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2015

"This recipe has a delicious flavor, but unless you like your vegetables half raw at least double all cooking times and add about another 1/2 to 1 cup water. Also, add some salt and pepper to taste. The sausage and onion needs to be browned in a bit of butter or oil. With those few modifications I would then rate this recipe a 5."

meeasm User ID: 412008 235988
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2015 Edited Nov. 1, 2015

"I'm cooking this dish right now & it smells delicious! I don't have a Dutch oven so am using my large stainless steel soup pot. I substituted the smoked pork sausage the recipe calls for with Marc Angelo brand's Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage as it's gluten/dairy & soy-free which are things I cannot have. Turkey being so much leaner than pork allowed me to eliminate the draining step & neither did I need any cooking oil, just tending so it didn't burn. I have to wonder though how can all the cabbage, potatoes & carrots this recipe calls for be fully cooked when using only the 1/2 C of water this recipe states to use so I added another full cup (so 1 1/2 C of water in total) as the cabbage wasn't anywhere near cooked at the end of the first 10 minutes specified in the recipe. I guess we'll just have to see if it's all cooked using the extra cup of water by the end of the final 25-30 minutes or if I'll have to let it go longer? My mouth is watering from the wonderful aroma though so fingers crossed it all works out in the end, eh?!(:-)

Caveat: As I suspected, the veggies weren't anywhere NEAR fully cooked by the end of either of the times the recipe called for plus it was quite clear to me that full cup of water I added to the 1/2 C the recipe called for was indeed sorely needed for all those veggies. And I did have to let it continue cooking at least another 30 minutes after the 25-30 the recipe allotted for before it was all done. WELL-worth the wait though! Sadly hubby felt he had to drown his portion in sea salt & fresh ground pepper being as there's no seasonings beyond what's already contained within the sausage but me, not so much, only a little with a dash of butter to top it off. When all's said & done, we found this dish quite YUMMY:-)))"

Ebowersox427 User ID: 8546659 233238
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2015

"I haven't made it yet but it sounds yummy and simple. Two of my favorite things about recipes. Why am I giving it a 5 star review before I even make it? Because it has the nutritional facts and a diabetic review. As a diabetic I have to control my carbs and I'm in love with the fact that you give that info, (plus the "2 startches, one meat" overview) it's extremely appreciated"

Melissacooks2 User ID: 8457626 230017
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2015

"I have this cooking and it smells freaking amazing! I can't wait! 3 more minutes! :)"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1665956 227791
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2015

"Another Taste of Home success! My husband and I each had 2 helpings! I halved the recipe, and will add more cabbage next time. This time I also added garlic salt, black pepper and paprika per previous suggestions. And I plan to try it with adding green beans, like someone else suggested, next time. ! A definite keep here!"

lamgraves User ID: 1596 221968
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"Very good, will make again"

dzz1qy User ID: 6636475 218382
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"Good! Added some red pepper flakes and garlic."

Loeldean User ID: 8214067 217944
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"My mother used to make this, with a few changes... Lightly brown onions, sausage, carrots, and a tart apple peeled and cut into large pieces in butter. Replace the 1/2 cup water with 1/4 cup beer (anything will do) and 1/4 cup apple juice. Add a healthy pinch of dill, dried or fresh, and simmer covered for 20 min. Add potatoes and cook covered for 15 min. Add cabbage, cover and cook for another 10 min."

trush User ID: 4581425 76478
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

"I cut the recipe in half so I only used half a head of cabbage. Although I thought the recipe was delicious, I thought it had very little cabbage in it. I would consider using two heads if I made it as described in the recipe."

mbee93 User ID: 7839267 137838
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2014

"I loved this meal! It was filling and wholesome served with whole grain biscuits :) I used a little less of a different brand of sausage and added chopped garlic. I also had to add extra water because I used a stock pot instead of a dutch oven."

nini23 User ID: 7779362 90529
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2014

"TONIGHTS SUPPER!!!! This is the 2nd time this month I'm making this but it is a very economical meal doesn't take long and is super easy to make love eveything about this meal?????"

Joscy User ID: 2694585 104888
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"Just so happens I do have small headcabbage calling my name today, plus pulled sausage from freezer not knowibng what to make for dinner! Apopears as though it's this. LOL!"

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 76477
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"I'm a new diabetic and was really pleased with this recipe. I substituted cauliflower for the potatoes as was suggested by an earlier review. It was a very pleasing combination and easy to prepare."

mdbull4 User ID: 3722378 90813
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Good basic recipe! The sausage is the flavoring. Substitute the potatoes with cauliflower to remove carbs ;)"

pinksuitcases User ID: 630663 66703
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2013

"A little salt and pepper and this was wonderful. It doesn't get any easier than that. This will definitely be put into rotation at my place."

czell User ID: 5337931 104887
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"I loved it with the potatoes but you might try substituting with cauliflower."

czell User ID: 5337931 66700
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"This is very filling and very good. Recipe does not call for salt and pepper but it does need it. Flavors blend very well together. Five stars!!"

sarahpavlik User ID: 7044066 143897
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"I love this recipe; however, I'm trying to watch my carb intake. Any suggestions with potato replacements? More vegetables? Or should I just "eat around them." I'm a new cook so please help!"

sarahpavlik User ID: 7044066 143885
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"I love this recipe; however, I'm trying to watch my carb intake. Any suggestions with potato replacements? More vegetables? Or should I just "eat around them." New cook, so suggestions warmly welcomed!"

deionkiones77 User ID: 6259625 205828
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2012

"Easy Great Recipe"

masheda User ID: 6229526 56335
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"I make this recipe a few times a month not only because it's super cheap but my husband constantly asks for it. I'll only be making it more and more now that the cold weather is upon us. I had to resist the urge to add ingredients the first time I made it and I'm sure glad I did. Perfect as is!"

5firefly User ID: 5322509 134609
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2011

"My family loved this. I used ground bulk country sausage instead because that's what I had on hand. Everything else came fresh out of the garden. Quick and easy!"

seesawsmemaw User ID: 3759254 53396
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"This is great. Very easy to make and yummy to boot. I make this at least once a month. Full of flavor as is."

marlowesmom User ID: 1394533 131012
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"Fabulous and super easy. I had some leftover steamed cabbage and potatoes in the refrigerator, so I reduced the quantities in the recipe and added the leftovers at the end to get hot. The flavor seeped into the leftovers as much as the fresh vegetables. This will become a staple on our table. Thank you for sharing this great recipe."

Rebekah Doran User ID: 3272283 104886
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

"This is really good and easy. I ended up putting 7 potatoes in and 2 lbs of carrots (they were needing to be used up) and it was still very yummy. Will be making this at least once a month."

sugabug2006 User ID: 2802824 205827
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2010

"This was very good. Was suprised at how flavorful it was since it called for no seasonings. Was reminicent of something i would find at one of my families reunions."

Pammy Kaye User ID: 3726199 143884
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2010

"I make this same recipe only with green beans instead of carrots."

juliesprincess User ID: 1363224 129657
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"This is really good. I didn't expect it to be as flavorful as it was. We love it"

mgraening User ID: 4271912 66698
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2009

"this is one of my childhood favorite dinners. mom called it new england boiled dinner. the only thing she used was cabbage, potatoes and sausage. i do the same except use turkey sausage and i steam the dinner. i try to make every dinner as healthy as i can and i add carrots if i have them on hand."

sway User ID: 2606047 76476
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2009

"Is this Ruby Williams originally from Jonesville, LA ?"

pink50dls User ID: 4006975 56286
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2009

"this is great! My family has always loved it. Sometimes I add a can of cream of chicken,or mushroom soup. Don't add water to the soup, just stir it into the finished dish."

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