Kielbasa Cabbage Dinner

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours


8-10 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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


  • 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
  • 4 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 3 to 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown 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.

Nutrition Facts

1-3/4 cups: 371 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 796mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 9g fiber), 12g protein.