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fried cabbage and sausage skillet

Fried Cabbage and Sausage

Fried Cabbage and Sausage is a hearty and savory one-skillet meal. Garlicky kielbasa is sauteed with thinly-sliced cabbage, herbs, and spices for an easy dinner the whole family will love!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Irish
Keyword Fried Cabbage and Sausage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 537kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small cabbage head about 2lbs sliced into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 lb Polska kielbasa sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped


  • Place a large pan over medium-high heat, and add oil and butter, stir until melted and foamy.
  • Add diced onion and cook until soft and transparent, stirring for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add garlic, cook until fragrant and soft, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add cabbage to the pan and toss. Season it with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika.
  • Let cabbage reduce by half, for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add Worcestershire sauce and fresh thyme. Stir.
  • Slice smoked Polska kielbasa into thin rounds and add it to the pan.
  • When cabbage has lost much of its volume and started to turn tender and slightly translucent, with browned bits, and Polska kielbasa has browned slightly, the dish is ready to serve.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with parsley.



Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 1658mg | Potassium: 718mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 664IU | Vitamin C: 88mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 3mg