Kielbasa Cabbage Skillet Recipe
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Kielbasa Cabbage Skillet Recipe

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Spicy kielbasa sausage and plentiful cabbage and potatoes give this dish a pleasing, Old World flair. My husband never liked cabbage before I made this, but now he does! —Romaine Wetzel, Ronks, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 large head cabbage (4 pounds), coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 3 to 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed

Nutritional Facts

1-3/4 cup: 372 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 679mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 7g fiber), 12g protein


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown the sausage in 2 tablespoons butter; remove and set aside. In the same pan, saute cabbage and onions in remaining butter until onions are tender.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the tomato sauce, sugar and paprika; pour over cabbage mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the potatoes and reserved sausage. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Kielbasa Cabbage Skillet in Taste of Home October/November 2005, p39

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Reviewed Jun. 25, 2016

"My family did not enjoy this recipe. It's grossly sweet taste overwhelms everything else. Very disappointed. It should not be called a 'skillet' meal when it is prepared in a dutch oven."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2015

"Not a fan....didn't like the sweet!"

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"Good dinner with homemade bread. As others noted, the potatoes did take quite a bit longer to cook, but it was worth the wait. We added salt and pepper which helped offset the overly sweet flavor."

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2013

"Made this recipe late night everyone loved it. The only changes I made where I added 1tablespoons garlic power, 1teaspoon salt and pepper and 2 tablespoon A1 sauce and smoked paprika. Really good with sweet Hawaiian rolls."

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

"My husband said this is one of new favorite dishes! And I loved it too. Definitely a "make again" recipe!"

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