Hearty and delicious but simple Mennonite main dish. Tender cabbage shreds, diced potatoes, and savory kielbasa bake together in a creamy casserole.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Remove and wash outer leaves from cabbage; line a 13x9-inch baking dish with the leaves to cover the bottom entirely. Shred remaining cabbage.

  • Mix shredded cabbage, potatoes, and smoked sausage in a bowl; spread atop the cabbage leaves in the baking dish.

  • Whisk milk, eggs, salt, and pepper together in a bowl; add bread cubes. Set aside until bread absorbs some liquid, 1 to 2 minutes; pour over the cabbage mixture. Top with butter slices.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the potatoes are tender and the top is lightly browned, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

396 calories; protein 12.5g 25% DV; carbohydrates 21.5g 7% DV; fat 29.4g 45% DV; cholesterol 116.9mg 39% DV; sodium 1019mg 41% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2013
Delicious! The only problem I had was in the cooking directions. The potatoes and cabbage were not done within the given cooking time, so I poured about a quarter cup of chicken broth over it and covered in foil so that the veggies would steam and back in the oven for 10 more minutes. I knew it was a winner when my husband said right away,"This is really good"! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/02/2014
This recipe wasn't good at all. First the time it baked in the oven was not sufficient to get the cabbage done. The bread topping was bland and unnecessary. The taste was very bland and just a waste of my time and ingredients. Read More
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60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2013
Delicious! The only problem I had was in the cooking directions. The potatoes and cabbage were not done within the given cooking time, so I poured about a quarter cup of chicken broth over it and covered in foil so that the veggies would steam and back in the oven for 10 more minutes. I knew it was a winner when my husband said right away,"This is really good"! Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2014
I made this as is( with extra time in the oven and a little added chicken broth), and it was delicious, but we thought the bread was unnecessary. So, the second time I made it in two batches, with two different variations. In the first, I omitted only the bread (but used a mix of traditional and turkey kielbasa, to cut the fat content). My mother and husband are both diabetics, so this cut way down on the carbs (even though I did use whole grain bread the first time I made it). The second variation was much more drastic: I omitted the potatoes, and added 2 cubed sweet potatoes and three (well-scrubbed but not peeled) cubed beets. The beets, as you might imagine gave the dish a reddish-tinge, but all five of us thought both dished were excellent. My parents begged for leftovers and ate them for days!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2013
Really great, easy dish to make. I was a little concerned that it wouldn't be flavorful because there wasn't a lot of seasoning in the recipe, but the kielbasa really flavors the whole dish. It's simple and delicious. The only modification I made (due to lack of bread in the house) was omitting the bread, and adding buttered breadcrumbs on top. I also had a problem with the potatoes not being cooked after 45 minutes, but another 10 minutes with foil on did the trick (as another reviewer suggested). I didn't even need to add any extra broth. Next time, I'll try cooking lasagna style...covered in foil for the first 30 minutes, and uncovered for the last 15 to crisp it up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2014
Great base recipe! Delicious as is or add whatever veggies you have in the kitchen. I made this with leftover Brats from a BBQ the day before and added cauliflower broccoli celery and a little onion to the cabbage and potatoes. Based on previous reviews before adding the milk/egg mixture I poured about 1/2 cup of chicken broth in and covered with foil before baking. I baked it for 45 minutes removed the foil and cooked an additional 15 minutes. I live at high altitude and usually have to cook things longer and with additional liquid so this may not have been needed at sea level. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2014
Awesome! Just good hearty comfort food at its best! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2014
Yummy comfort food! Followed the recipe exactly except I did microwave the diced potatoes for about 5 minutes. I used the bagged shredded cabbage so was super quick to put together. I did cover with foil for the first 30 minutes and uncovered for the last 15...perfect! Will make this again...thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2016
My family truly enjoyed this dish. I added zucchini, yellow squash, sweet potatoes, onion, and used a can of cream of chicken soup instead of milk. The only problem I had was the same as others have had, the baking time, other than that everything was easy and tasty. I'll be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2013
I was nervous about this being bland but I actually really liked it. It tasted like a simple comfort food meat and potatoes kind of dish. I added a little extra salt to my bowl my hubby added a dash of extra pepper to his but all that was done at the table according to preference so the recipe itself is pretty good. Don't expect any "wow" sort of flavoring - this isn't a pretentious dish. But it tastes good... and safe. Like I said its a meat and potatoes comfort food type dish. I used 2 med/large russet potatoes (slightly more than 2 cups) and they were diced fairly small (1/4-1/2" dices). Used Hillshire Farms Polska Kielbsa - it was only 13-14oz. No one would have complained over having more sausage in it but there was enough and it wasn't worth opening another pack just for those few extra ounces. My store didn't have small heads of cabbage but even then I could barely fit 1/2 of a large head in (including all the leaves I removed to line the pan with). I just put in as much as my pan would allow. I baked for 40 minutes with no foil checked the potatoes and they weren't quite done. covered with foil as the tops were browning already and some exposed cabbage liners were burning. 15 more minutes with foil on did the trick. I will definitely make this again sometime. It was pretty easy and a nice change of pace. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/02/2014
This recipe wasn't good at all. First the time it baked in the oven was not sufficient to get the cabbage done. The bread topping was bland and unnecessary. The taste was very bland and just a waste of my time and ingredients. Read More
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