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Kielbasa Cabbage Skillet Recipe

Kielbasa Cabbage Skillet Recipe

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 YIELD:4 servings


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


  • 1. In a large enameled cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, brown the sausage in 1 tablespoon 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: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-3/4 cups: 489 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 978mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 10g fiber), 15g protein.

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Hpab161 User ID: 1651955 271767
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2017

"Made it for dinner. Added two cups of chicken stock. Thought it was delicious but will cut back on the sugar."

joeltpeckham User ID: 2811152 145634
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2017

"I have tried this receipe and it is great. I have experimented with this receipt and eliminated the tomatoe sauce and substituted grilled brats that I have cut up. I have also used this receipe with braised short ribs. I braised short ribs, removed added 1 cup dry red wine let alcohol bleed off, then added all the vegetables and sauted till tender, added remainig ingredients and the short ribs and slow baked at 375 for 4 hours depending how your stove operates. This has become our new down home meal. - JP in WY"

donnamh User ID: 1624264 153352
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2017

"Here is the way I make Kielbase and cabbage. Put I small head chopped cabbage and 4 sliced carrots and 2 potatoes cut up in pan with about 1 cup water. Cooked till vegetables are tender. Slice up sausage in about 1/2 inch thickness and brown on both sides. Put in pot with cabbage and simmer for about 20 min. Good served with corn bread."

carolh36 User ID: 3307121 156818
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2017

"What happened to the potatoes.? Sounds better with out the tomatoe sauce"

patt6250 User ID: 60870 58395
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2017

"It's listed between the

'3 cans(8 oz each) tomato sauce'
and the '1 tablespoon paprika'
'1/2 cup sugar'"

Nindsy User ID: 525348 62370
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2017

"What sugar?? I don't see any sugar in this recipe."

hwkfl User ID: 3261352 151624
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2017

"wow...that was quick..thanks?to both of you...I will try this dish!"

FancyBetty User ID: 675859 131995
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2017

"Just leave the sugar out. It will turn out just as well."

penoll User ID: 1982847 79888
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2017

"In response to the above comment regarding the sugar..just leave it out it will not make a difference. This is a excellent dish and I never put the sugar in it"

candijo User ID: 2975518 156809
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2017

"This was an great dish. My family loved it."

pinkapron User ID: 7907526 256634
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2016

"not enough liquid in this recipe to cook the potatoes."

Inion User ID: 4841269 249774
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."

flowers>1 User ID: 2408583 238016
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2015

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

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 62415
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."

shellabe1974 User ID: 7201706 145683
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."

andreaUTK User ID: 2989890 79889
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

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

Rrivetor User ID: 163192 131081
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2012

"I precook the potatoes a couple minutes in the microwave; it cuts down on the cooking time."

Rrivetor User ID: 163192 130983
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2012

"I precook my potates in the microwave a couple minutes; cuts down on the cooking time."

HEIDISTAR User ID: 5906061 207060
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2012

"Our family loves this dish. I make it a few times a month. When I make it I double the recipe and I used canned diced potatoes instead."

uababs User ID: 6379960 207059
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"Great flavor, but too much cabbage. Next time I'll add more sausage and less cabbage. Brown onions with sausage, then add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 30-45 min."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 130919
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"Didn't find a fault with this recipe as much as it just wasn't our family's cup of tea, so to speak."

topcat1 User ID: 2152001 98823
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"This is one on my husband's favorite. My tip for the recipe would be to pre cook your potatoes then the timing of the orginal recipe will work."

shab2018 User ID: 4876062 67035
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

"I have been making this recipe for years and it never fails me. It's my "go to" recipe! I've made this for camping trips, pot lucks and have it on my dinner table once a month. I find that I must double the recipe to accomodate my family of four. And leftovers are great!"

MargaretJoy User ID: 746341 66934
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"easy & cheap 1 dish meal, tastes great!"

HEIDISTAR User ID: 5906061 67034
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"This was sooooo good. Next time I will either cook the potatoes beforehand or use canned. They took waaaaaayyyy more than 30 min to be tender."

Waterloo User ID: 97679 62396
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2010

"Success at getting my kids to eat cabbage!"

morrest1101 User ID: 4229726 151627
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"Love Love Love this recipe!!! I usually end up adding about 5 cans of tomato sauce to the mix. All the flavors blend so wonderful, and it's not too sweet for us, I add all the sugar. However, I'm sure it would taste just fine with out it in there (referring to the sugar). I've been making it since it was published in the magazine."

marlajerden User ID: 3871994 64566
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2010

"I absolutely loved this recipe! I wanted more of a soup, so I changed it up a little. I added a jalepeno and a few carrots in with the cabbage and onion, then I added one more can of tomato sauce and two cans of water. I also seasoned it up with salt pepper and garlic salt. Regardless this is going to be made regularly in my house!"

susan ritter User ID: 1166300 145645
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2009

"Great recipe! I definitely will make it again but would use at least 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. of kielbasa."

dalbright User ID: 833381 151626
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2009

"I made this recipe as written until the end. I added a splash of vinegar just before serving. My family loved it. We all had seconds and there were no leftovers for my son who works second shift! Will definately make again and double so we have leftovers."

kmacquard User ID: 2963512 151625
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"I have made this a couple of times and we love it. I use diced tomatoes instead of the tomatoe sauce and my husband likes caraway seeds added to it."

sandmarc User ID: 2555417 148093
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2008 Edited Dec. 24, 2008

"This was a really good new recipe to try. I was pressed for time and microwaved the potato cubes while the cabbage mixture was cooking. Turned out just fine. Much faster. Agree that it was a little too sweet. Will add less or no sugar next time."

Dinamom101 User ID: 3639142 131080
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

"I tried this last night and was delighted with the results. As cabbage is sweet enough, I didn't add sugar, but did add 1/4 cp white wine and a dash of hot pepper seeds. It was delicious."

shrinking67 User ID: 2894486 156819
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2008

"Re: Tried this recipe this weekend. Next time, will use less sugar. Too sweet for our tastes. Agree that the 3/4 inch cubes of potatoes took about an hour to cook."

kris17 User ID: 3434556 62381
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2008

"I tried this recipe about a year ago. My husband and I thought it was great just the way it is. However, I do agree that the potatoes take a lot longer than the 30 minutes to cook. I usually cook them about an hour. I'm referring to the recipe with the tomato sauce, sugar and paprika...

leafyspurge User ID: 3534598 130917
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2008

" This appears to be an entirely different recipe than what mine shows, here is the recipe I got


Kielbasa Cabbage Skillet

METHOD: Stovetop - One-Dish
TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours


  • 1 pound fully cooked 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


In a large deep skillet or Dutch oven, brown the sausage in 2 tablespoons butter; remove and set aside. In the same pan, saute the cabbage and onions in remaining butter until onions are tender.
    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.


RonnieG User ID: 3489002 64565
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008

"I am sorry I would have to say definitely don't even try this recipe I just did and wasted food It is way to sweet at only 1/4 cup sugar and in no way can the potatoes cook in 30 mins. My suggestion is only use half a head cabbage and cut the sugar out and add a can of sauerkraut and cook all ingredients at the same time in a crock pot for 8 hrs that is the only way it has a chance. I would have to say this recipe is gross as listed. I tossed the whole pot."

hwkfl User ID: 3261352 207058
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008 Edited Aug. 4, 2017

"Would like to try, but really don't want to add the sugar...what else could be done? Don't want to use substitues either. Thanks. :)"

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