Sausage Smothered in Red Cabbage


My grandmother used to make this red cabbage and sausage dish. To pamper your budget, serve with mashed potatoes, mustard pickle, and pumpernickel bread.

close up view of Sausage Smothered in Red Cabbage over mashed potatoes on a plate
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 1 small head red cabbage, shredded

  • 1 apple, cored and diced

  • 3 teaspoons salt, divided

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar

  • 1 pound kielbasa sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces


  1. Place cabbage in a large kettle; add diced apple, 2 teaspoons salt, lemon juice, and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes.

  2. Warm butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onion until golden. Add onion to cabbage mixture along with 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, vinegar, and sausage. Cook, covered, until sausage is heated through, 20 to 30 minutes.

  3. Spoon cabbage onto a heated platter and top with sausage to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

355 Calories
27g Fat
16g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 355
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 2297mg 100%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 68mg 339%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 603mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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