Easy 30 Minute Southern Cabbage and Sausage Recipe

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My Fried Cabbage and Sausage recipe is one of my favorite easy go-to recipes. I love that it’s so cheap and easy to prepare after a long of work and running the kids around from activity to activity. 

There is usually enough leftover for the dinner the next night which is even better.  

I didn’t always like cabbage because growing up I always felt it was too soggy and not enough flavor but my Cabbage and sausage recipe is so full flavor that even your little ones will love it.

You only need a few ingredients for this Easy Sausage & Cabbage meal.  Grab a medium head of cabbage, sweet italian sausage, kielbasa sausage, andouille sausage, onions and my staple seasnonings which consist of greek season, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.

I like my sausage to have a little crunch on them so I brown my sausage until crispy, sautee bacon and onions in a separate skillet, add shredded cabbage to onions and bacon.

Once the sausage is done and crispy – add it to the skillet with the onions, bacon and cabbage.

Add the greek season, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and onion powder.  (I like my cabbage to be a little sweet so I can a teaspoon of sugar- you can omit the sugar to reduce the sweetness.)

When you first add the cabbage it the skillet it may be too much to fit so let it cook down some then add the remaining cabbage and stir occasionally until it is golden brown and becomes tender. 

I don’t like soggy cabbage and perfer my cabbage to have a little crunch so cook yours how you like it or until it is tender. 

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Easy 30 Minute Fried Cabbage and Sausage Recipe

Cabbage and Sausage Recipe

Cabbage and sausage are my favorite easy weekday meal. The bitterness from the cabbage and sweetness from the sausage is a match made in heaven.

This cabbage and sausage recipe is so flavorful and delicious that even the kiddos will love it and it's super easy to throw together after busy day of working and running the kids around.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 1 medium head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 chopped1 small red bell pepper
  • 1/2 pound Andouille sausage, sliced into round pieces
  • 1/2 pound of Kielbasa sausage, sliced into round pieces
  • 1/2 pound of sweet Italian sausage
  • 1/2pound of chorizo sausage (Optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of lemon pepper
  • 1/2 of Greek Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar


    Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add sliced onions and bacon. Sautè, stirring onions and bacon until carmalized.

    In a second skillet add, Italian sausage, sliced andouille sausage, sliced Kielbasa sausageA - Flip sausage frequnetly until crispy on both both sides.

    Add shredded cabbage, salt, pepper, lemon pepper and greek seasoning to the first skillet with onions and bacon. Stir. Let cook, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is close to tender, about 15 minutes. Add a teaspon of sugar if you like your cabbage a little sweet.

    Once the cabbage cooks down add sausage to the pan with cabbage and stir until all of the flavors are combined with cabbage. Cook for another 5 to 7 minutes until sausage is warmed and cabbage is tender. Taste and add more salt and greek seasoning if desired.



  1. Remove outer leaves of the cabbage
  2. Cut the cabbage in half or in quarters.
  3. Cut out the core and discard.
  4. Place the cabbage on the cutting board and cut into quarters and then slice into thin shreds that are about about 1/8 inch wide.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 21gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 1200mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 6gSugar: 8gProtein: 16g

Conclusion of Fried Cabbage and Sausage Recipe

“This recipe works well for many occasions and is super kid-friendly. Even if you think the kiddos will not eat cabbage turst me the flavors are so full and delicious that they will even love it.

The savory flavors of the onions, bacon, sweet italian sausage and kielbasa will override the tangy taste of the cabbage.  You can also add onion powder and garlic powder if you want to add extra seasoning.

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      1. LOL, I like mine kind of firm also. I definitely will try it with all the different sausages in it, looks great.

  1. Omg, I saw this on Facebook and I thought hat was cabbage! I’m adding this to my menu list – I LOVE fried/sautéed cabbage and adding sausage to it makes it a whole meal! This looks so good lol.

  2. This recipe is so delicious and simple to make full of flavor. Its definitely going in the rotation for quick meals. I can’t wait for the kids to get home from school and try it.

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