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    This hearty and light cabbage and sausage recipe is a delicious and easy dinner your whole family will love. It’s naturally low-carb, paleo, whole30, and gluten-free.

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    Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner

    Quick and easy sausage and cabbage skillet – it has a handful of ingredients but the flavors are amazing! My husband and 2-year-old son love this meal. Prep work is minimal and it goes from the fridge to the table in about 40 minutes. And I love that it’s made in one pan – easy and quick clean up.

    Cabbage and Sausage recipe

    A lot of people use cabbage in recipes mainly around St Patrick’s Day or as garnish when making tacos, in salads and more. But with its rich, buttery flavor, it’s a great comfort food all year around. Especially during the cold winter months, this one pan smoked sausage and cabbage recipe is a delicious and easy weeknight dinner your whole family will love.

    Low Carb Cabbage and Sausage

    Cabbage and Sausage – Healthy One Pot Dinner

    This cabbage and sausage recipe is naturally gluten-free, paleo, whole30 and low-carb. It’s a great recipe for people on any diet because it keeps you full without crashing. It’s hearty and light at the same time – flavorful meal everyone at the table will enjoy.

    Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable that is packed with fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and other essential nutrients. It helps improve digestion, lower cholesterol levels and keep inflammation in check. It’s a great vegetable to add to your diet if you are trying to lose weight.

    You can also swap the smoked Polska Kielbasa I used in this cabbage and smoked sausage recipe with another protein – chicken or turkey sausage if that is what you prefer.

    Cabbage and Sausage

    What Type of Sausage to Use

    Other delicious alternatives to the smoked sausage used in the pan-fried cabbage and sausage recipe are andouille sausage (if you like spicy), German sausages, or bratwurst. And of course, as I mentioned above, you can also use chicken, turkey, beef-style smoked sausages sliced into thin rounds.

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    Cabbage and Sausage Recipe (Whole30, Low Carb)

    This hearty and light cabbage and sausage recipe is a delicious and easy dinner your whole family will love. It’s naturally low-carb, paleo, whole30, and gluten-free.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 35 minutes
    Total Time 45 minutes
    Servings 4
    Calories 496kcal


    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1 lb Polska Kielbasa smoked sausage, sliced
    • 1 head of cabbage , or only 1/2 if it’s a large cabbage
    • 1 red bell peppers, roughly chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 carrots, shredded
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • salt and pepper
    • 1 cup water


    • Preheat oven to 350 F. 
    • Heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet. Cook sausage for a couple of minutes per side to brown on both sides. Transfer cooked sausage to a plate.
    • Add another Tbsp of olive oil in the skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the vegetables, and cook covered for about 5 -7 minutes until tender, stirring occasionally.
    • Add sausage and 1 cup water to the skillet, stir everything, and place in the preheated oven. Cook covered with a foil for about 25 minutes. Remove foil, and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve warm.


    Nutrition Facts
    Cabbage and Sausage Recipe (Whole30, Low Carb)
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 496 Calories from Fat 333
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 37g57%
    Saturated Fat 11g55%
    Cholesterol 80mg27%
    Sodium 1029mg43%
    Potassium 809mg23%
    Carbohydrates 23g8%
    Fiber 7g28%
    Sugar 11g12%
    Protein 17g34%
    Vitamin A 6250IU125%
    Vitamin C 125.6mg152%
    Calcium 119mg12%
    Iron 2.5mg14%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine International
    Keyword Cabbage and Sausage, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Whole30
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    5 stars
    One of my favorite meals and so perfect for busy weeknights – great recipe!

    5 stars
    Such a delicious and healthy meal this one is and a perfect fit for my busy schedule. Will be making it soon.

    5 stars
    This cabbage and sausage recipe is a great low carb one skillet meal. I’m going to make this with andouille to give it some spice.

    5 stars
    This sounds like a delicious and hearty meal, ideal for feeding the family on mid-week days. It is a lovely mix of flavours and ingredients.

    5 stars
    I definitely don’t eat enough cabbage! This is a yummy looking dish and I love that it is made in one pot and ready in 40 minutes. As you say perfect for weeknights!

    Andrea Metlika

    5 stars
    Looks so pretty and flavorful! I love everything about this.


    5 stars
    Such a delicious meal!

    Such a great idea! My family’s going to love this for sure. Thanks for sharing.

    5 stars
    This looks so hearty and filling. I love both cabbage and sausages! Smoked Sausage or Polish Sausage would be great in this. I love andouille but having lived in Lousiana I kind of prefer it for other foods. However, I am also excited to try this with the Bratwurst you suggested or the smoked sausage. I bet my kids would devour this in a heartbeat. Saving to make later.

    Yum! I am a sucker for sausages served with cabbage. Pinning it to try on the weekend.

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