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Kielbasa Cabbage Skillet

Spicy kielbasa sausage and plentiful cabbage and potatoes give this dish a pleasing Old World flair. My husband never liked cabbage before I made this, but now he does! —Romaine Wetzel, Ronks, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 pound smoked kielbasa or smoked Polish sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 large head cabbage (2 pounds), coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed


  • In a large enameled cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, brown the sausage in 1 tablespoon butter; remove and set aside. In the same pan, saute cabbage and onions in remaining butter until onions are tender.
  • In a small bowl, combine the tomato sauce, sugar and paprika; pour over cabbage mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the potatoes and reserved sausage. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1-3/4 cups: 489 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 978mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 10g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • BobbysChicagoBAbe
    Dec 11, 2020

    This was pretty decent. My husband said it was one of the better ones. He and my daughter each had 2 helpings, so I guess it was ok. I didn't use the full amount of sugar, because I didn't want it too sweet. And, I did add garlic powder and some pepper. Will probably make again, because it was pretty easy.

  • Christie
    Sep 22, 2020

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  • SColson132
    Jun 11, 2020

    Doubled this recipe and altered it to suit my tastes. Couldn't find uncured Kielbasa, so I substituted hot Italian sausage. Also substituted riced cauliflower for the potatoes and Splenda for the sugar. Turned out very well!

  • Florence
    May 27, 2020

    Love this recipe. I am a huge cabbage lover so this hits the spot. Added some garlic powder and a cup of beef broth. I will add a can of tomato soup next time. Also I brown my potatoes before I put them in with the other ingredients to help soften them.

  • redcow
    Sep 1, 2019

    This is the second time I have made this. First time was OK and excited to make again. I only used 2 T. sugar because diabetic in family. There was too much paprika. A hint--steam the potatoes in the microwave to speed up the cooking time. Probably will not make again.

  • Potempa
    Jun 2, 2019

    I was looking for a fast last minute dinner. This was really good and quick to make and this will be a keeper. The only change would be a little less paprika.

  • Hpab161
    Aug 14, 2017

    Made it for dinner. Added two cups of chicken stock. Thought it was delicious but will cut back on the sugar.

  • joeltpeckham
    Aug 4, 2017

    I have tried this receipe and it is great. I have experimented with this receipt and eliminated the tomatoe sauce and substituted grilled brats that I have cut up. I have also used this receipe with braised short ribs. I braised short ribs, removed added 1 cup dry red wine let alcohol bleed off, then added all the vegetables and sauted till tender, added remainig ingredients and the short ribs and slow baked at 375 for 4 hours depending how your stove operates. This has become our new down home meal. - JP in WY

  • donnamh
    Aug 4, 2017

    Here is the way I make Kielbase and cabbage. Put I small head chopped cabbage and 4 sliced carrots and 2 potatoes cut up in pan with about 1 cup water. Cooked till vegetables are tender. Slice up sausage in about 1/2 inch thickness and brown on both sides. Put in pot with cabbage and simmer for about 20 min. Good served with corn bread.

  • carolh36
    Aug 4, 2017

    What happened to the potatoes.? Sounds better with out the tomatoe sauce