A one pot dinner with sausage, cabbage, and root vegetables - Easy and hearty - Great on a cold winter night! Serve with cornbread or a crusty farmhouse type bread.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add sausage and ham hocks, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes (to reduce the amount of fat). Drain, and set aside.

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  • In a large pot, arrange potatoes, rutabaga, turnips, carrots and onions. Quarter cabbage with core intact, and add to pot. Season with salt and pepper. Place sausage and ham hocks on top. Pour in water. Seal pot with aluminum foil, then cover with a tight fitting lid.

  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

Nutrition Facts

622 calories; protein 31.4g; carbohydrates 42.5g; fat 36.6g; cholesterol 112.9mg; sodium 1536.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2003
This recipe is so simple. I made some changes to it because I had other ingredients: I used fully cooked kiebasa and boneless/skinless chicken breasts instead of the hambone and sausage. I also only had onion potato carrot and cabbage. My daughter loved this even though she "doesn't like cooked cabbage!" Thanks Karen! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2008
The ONE time I go to buy ham hocks the store didn't have them. Typical! Instead I used a boneless piece of ham that I diced into chunks. I made it as written and thought it was pretty bland so I ended up adding a lot of garlic powder onion powder and also some chicken bouillon paste. Much better. Happy New Year everyone! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2003
This recipe is so simple. I made some changes to it because I had other ingredients: I used fully cooked kiebasa and boneless/skinless chicken breasts instead of the hambone and sausage. I also only had onion potato carrot and cabbage. My daughter loved this even though she "doesn't like cooked cabbage!" Thanks Karen! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2009
Great recipe! I had turnips, carrots, garlic scapes, cabbage and kohlrabi from my CSA share and didn't know what to make. Pulled out some smoked sausage and started there. I didn't have ham hocks, but not to worry. Sliced the sausage and sauteed with a sweet onion. Deglazed the pan with white wine as well. In a crockpot I put 5 chopped turnips, 1 chopped kohlrabi, carrots, and a few garlic scapes sliced thin. I added a can of black beans and corn and a bouillon cube. Lastly I added a can of mild chiles and didn't add the cabbage until about an hour before serving. My husband said the turnips tasted like potatoes and it was a great soup. Super easy and used my produce the best way I could find. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2009
Wow! I wasn't expecting much from this recipe I thought it be bland and boring with no spices or garlic but it was terrific. I didn't have ham hocks so I used only wild rice brats. I sliced them and sauteed them then sauteed the root vegetables in a little olive oil and used chicken broth instead of water. Next time I'd like to add some garlic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2008
this is like Grandma's but she used pork instead and it is even more wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2008
The ONE time I go to buy ham hocks the store didn't have them. Typical! Instead I used a boneless piece of ham that I diced into chunks. I made it as written and thought it was pretty bland so I ended up adding a lot of garlic powder onion powder and also some chicken bouillon paste. Much better. Happy New Year everyone! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2004
This was a great "after the barn chores on a cold night" meal. Put it on before we went out and it was ready when we came in! Talk about easy!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2007
This recipe is really good! I cooked it in the slow cooker with about 1 1/2 cups evaporated milk instead of water to make it creamy and it might have actually worked if I'd added more milk as it cooked out. Spicy sausage gave it a nice kick too. I'll definitely make this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2011
I left out the rutabagas and turnips. I live in a VERY small town and we very rarely can get anything like that. I also added chunks of bacon and we ate the sausage on the side. In a round-about way a very hearty meal. Easy too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2006
I loved this- except I forgot that I actually hate rutabaga- oops! Will make again minus rutabaga. This recipe actually got my picky fiance' to eat cabbage of all things! Read More
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