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Cabbage and sausage in a skillet with a serving spoon.
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Fried Cabbage and Sausage Skillet

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Bailey
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  • 2 pounds Italian or Kielbasa sausage cooked, cooled, and sliced into ½" slices
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ head cabbage shredded or finely sliced, about 6 cups
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Remove core from head of cabbage, and slice it in half. Shred cabbage using a sharp knife or mandolin.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat with olive oil. Add sliced sausage. Saute until browned and crisp, about 6 minutes per side. Remove, reserving drippings.
  • Add onion to pan. Saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute until browned. Add cabbage, and cook for 12-15 minutes. Once cabbage has reduced and become soft and translucent with golden pieces, add red wine vinegar, worcestershire, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add sausage back to skillet. Stir in butter. Cook for an additional minute until sausage is heated.


Add ½ teaspoon dried chili flakes for added kick, if desired.
Calories: 591kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 1324mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg