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Fried Cabbage with Sausage Recipe

This fried cabbage with sausage dish is an absolute delight – it’s hearty, flavorful, and incredibly satisfying. The combination of tender cabbage, savory smoked sausage, and zesty tomatoes creates a perfect harmony of flavors that’s hard to resist. Plus, it’s quick and easy to make, making it ideal for busy weeknights when you want a comforting meal that comes together in no time. Pair it with some warm cornbread, and you have yourself a delicious and comforting dinner that the whole family will love.


  • 1 stick butter or margarine
  • 1 small head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced into round pieces
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes or Rotel tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chopped cabbage and onion to the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  3. Add the sliced smoked sausage to the skillet and continue to cook for another 5 minutes, until the sausage starts to brown slightly.
  4. Stir in the diced tomatoes (or Rotel tomatoes) along with the salt and pepper.
  5. Cover the skillet and reduce the heat to low. Allow the mixture to simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender and the flavors have melded together.
  6. Serve hot, and enjoy this delicious and comforting meal!


  1. Can I use a different type of sausage?
    • Yes, you can use any type of sausage you prefer, such as kielbasa, Andouille, or Italian sausage, to customize the flavor of the dish.
  2. Can I use fresh tomatoes instead of canned?
    • Absolutely! You can use fresh tomatoes, diced or crushed, as a substitute for canned tomatoes. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure the tomatoes cook down properly.
  3. Can I make this dish vegetarian?
    • Yes, you can omit the sausage and add extra vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, or mushrooms for a delicious vegetarian version of this dish.
  4. Can I add spices or herbs for extra flavor?
    • Definitely! Feel free to add your favorite spices or herbs, such as garlic powder, paprika, or thyme, to enhance the flavor of the dish to your liking.
  5. Can I make this dish ahead of time?
    • Yes, you can make this dish ahead of time and reheat it before serving. Simply store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  6. Can I freeze leftovers?
    • Absolutely! This dish freezes well. Allow it to cool completely, then transfer it to freezer-safe containers or bags and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
  7. Can I add other vegetables to this dish?
    • Yes, feel free to add other vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, or celery to bulk up the dish and add extra flavor and nutrition.
  8. Can I adjust the seasoning to my taste?
    • Of course! Feel free to adjust the salt and pepper to your taste preferences, and don’t hesitate to add additional seasoning if desired.


  1. To add a kick of heat to this dish, try using spicy smoked sausage or adding some crushed red pepper flakes.
  2. For added richness, you can sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese over the dish before serving.
  3. Don’t overcook the cabbage – it should be tender but still have a bit of bite to it for the best texture.
  4. Serve this dish with warm cornbread or crusty bread to soak up all the delicious juices.

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