All you need is a few simple ingredients to make this tasty sautéed cabbage and kielbasa! Your family will love this delicious comfort food.
Cabbage and kielbasa is a great combination. I can't say I invented it, but I don't see it around too often, so I wanted to thrust it back into the limelight (oh yeah, my little blog totally has that power). 😉
Since I'm half Czech, I am no stranger to the goodness of cabbage. I definitely grew up eating a lot of it.
When you prepare it in the right way, it can really taste amazing. Ditto to sausages.
As far as the kielbasa goes, here in North America kielbasa is often sold in regular grocery stores labeled as "kielbasa" or "smoked Polish sausage". The word "kielbasa" actually means "sausage", so if you go to a Polish grocer and ask for it, you'll have to be more specific.
A smoked Ukrainian or Hungarian sausage would work in this dish too. Here in Canada we often refer to "kielbasa" simply as "kubasa". It's funny how words from one language make their way into another!
In any language, sausage and cabbage is awesome.
How to make sautéed sausage and cabbage
Crisp up your kielbasa, take it out of the pan, sauté the onions and cabbage, add in some garlic and paprika, put the sausage back in, and you've got yourself a delicious meal. Super simple, right?
I used a small-to-medium-sized green cabbage and a 16 ounce kielbasa coil.
With a dish like this, some variation in ingredient quantities is bound to occur, but that isn't a problem. Just make sure you're around those quantities and season the dish to your tastes, and you'll be good to go! (Full ingredients and instructions are in the recipe card below).
I cook the cabbage until it's tender-crisp.
Cooking time in this fried sausage and cabbage recipe will vary depending on how thick you slice the cabbage and the type and size of your pan, so you'll want to adjust accordingly. 10-15 minutes to cook the cabbage should work in most cases.
Do you eat cabbage often? Although I grew up eating it a lot more frequently (including in sauerkraut), it doesn't make its way onto my adult plate as often as I'd like, so this recipe remedies that.
I really can't say enough about how delicious this particular combination of flavors is.
I really hope you enjoy it!
More cabbage recipes you may like:
- Easy Bacon and Cabbage Recipe
- Easy Chicken and Cabbage Stir Fry
- Cabbage Roll Soup
- Simple Sautéed Cabbage
- Kielbasa Soup
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Sautéed Cabbage and Kielbasa
- 16 ounces kielbasa (smoked Polish sausage) sliced into 1/4" rounds
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 medium green cabbage sliced thin, core removed
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until it's nicely browned (7-10 minutes). Turn the heat down to medium once it gets going. Remove the kielbasa from the pan and set aside once it's nice and crisp.
- Add the butter and onion to the pan. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the cabbage to the pan and cook uncovered for 10-15 minutes, stirring fairly often. The cabbage at the bottom of the pan will start to wilt after a few minutes and it will become easier to stir. The onions will also start to lightly brown and become more flavorful.
- Once the cabbage is tender-crisp and cooked to your liking, add the garlic and paprika. Stir until it's combined. Add in the sausage and cook for a couple more minutes until it's heated through. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
- Smoked Ukrainian or Hungarian sausage would work as well.
- Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.