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Who would have known that a simple 3 ingredient recipe could be so good? This sausage and cabbage skillet is so super easy and makes a satisfying meal for the whole family!

cabbage and sausage skillet

Thought I’d take a break from ALL of the sweets lately (just a short break, don’t worry) and post something with some vegetables in it. I also haven’t posted a 3 ingredient recipe in a while so I’m killing two birds with one stone! 

PS – the election results are in and I hope the majority of you are happy with the outcome! It was a tense week even for us Canadians, with things dragged out so much! So much uncertainty. For weeks like last week where your mental energy is strained and you don’t want to spend any time thinking about what you’re going to have for dinner, you need a few EASY EASY dinners on hand! 

This sausage and cabbage skillet is one of those very dinners. It is the EASIEST. Grab that head of cabbage that’s sitting in the bottom of your produce drawer and the ring of sausage at the back of your fridge, and you’re good to go.

How do you make this sausage and cabbage skillet?

First of all, let me point out that you can use any non-stick skillet for this dish but I really encourage you to use a cast iron skillet if you have one available! It really sears the sausage perfectly and adds so much to the overall flavor. I’m a huge fan of cooking with the cast iron!

Also, the sausage. I used kielbasa sausage but you could also use garlic sausage, polish sausage or something similar. 

Start by chopping a small head of green cabbage into 1″ chunks. Slice the sausage into 1″ rounds. Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter in the skillet, and once melted, add the sausage rounds. Wait until you hear some sizzling for a couple of minutes, then carefully flip them and cook on the other side for another minute or so. Add the second tablespoon of butter and then the minced garlic, stirring for a minute before adding in the cabbage, along with a dash of salt and pepper. Sauté the dish for 7-8 minutes until the cabbage is slightly softened.

sausage and cabbage skillet

What do you serve with this sausage and cabbage skillet?

I’m totally happy to eat this one just on its own, but I think it would be AMAZING with fried perogies, this yellow rice or some of my favorite roasted potatoes. Some buttery garlic noodles would be awesome too! Or buns. Basically any carb!

On that note, this dish is perfectly low-carb so if you’re following the keto diet or you’re just keeping an eye on calories, this is a great one for you to try! It’s also a perfect one for the work week and you’re in need of something super easy and quick. Which is always, in our case!

Anyway, however you serve it, you’ll love this easy dish!

sausage and cabbage skillet

sausage and cabbage skillet

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sausage and cabbage skillet

Sausage and Cabbage Skillet

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  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x


Who would have known that a simple 3 ingredient recipe could be so good? This sausage and cabbage skillet is so super easy and makes a satisfying meal for the whole family!


  • 1 small head green cabbage
  • 1 lb kielbasa sausage, or something similar
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • optional: 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar


  1. Begin by chopping the cabbage into large 1″ chunks, then slice the sausage into 1″ rounds. Heat a 10 or 12″ cast iron skillet up on the stovetop over medium-high heat and add 1 tbsp of the butter. Once melted, add the sausage and wait until you hear the sizzling, then cook for another couple of minutes before flipping over and cooking for another minute.
  2. Add the minced garlic and the second tbsp of butter and stir everything together for a minute. Add in the chopped cabbage and the salt and pepper and sauté for 5-6 minutes or until the cabbage is just slightly softened. Serve immediately, OR sprinkle the apple cider vinegar into the dish and give it a quick stir, scraping up any blackened or browned bits on the bottom.

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 2-3 days and reheated in the skillet.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 mnutes
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stovetop
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About Katherine

Heeey! Thank you for stopping by! I like 30-minute dinners and giant peanut butter cups made with only 3 ingredients. I LOVE food! If you do too, you're in the right place.

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  1. This is wonderful. Cabbage seems so underused, in my experience. But it’s so good with sausage! And healthy!

    1. Sooo good with sausage!! I have been using more and more cabbage these days and we love it. So nutritious!

  2. Sounds so easy, yet so hearty and full of flavor! The perfect weeknight meal!

  3. Cast iron really is the perfect choice for this recipe. It adds so much flavor to everything. And that butter is simply unbeatable!

  4. Sautèd cabbage & sausage – that’s definitely one of the comfort foods from my childhood. Super delicious, filling, cheap, and with available ingredients – we had it quite often. The only two differences are that we would normally add a little bit more of butter / oil and cook it significantly longer, around 40 minutes to get a nice brown colour, almost like caramelization. But our version is less healthy, though 🙂 Anyway, this looks so good, and I also realized we haven’t had this dish for a while. Need to fix it!

    1. I love the idea of adding some extra butter and getting that caramelization!!! I will need to try that sometime. I”m definitely ok with a little bit of butter and oil 😉 Fix that Ben!!

  5. Last week was rough and I’m so ready to move on! I appreciate everything about this meal — it’s so easy and I love the ingredients!

  6. How did you know that I love sausage and cabbage together, Katherine!? Loving how easy this is too – perfect for hectic weeknight. So excited to give this one a try!

    1. I love it too!! And great minds think alike! It is a great one for those busy nights Marissa!!

  7. I have been making this dish for years… I use chicken sausage and I add Granny Smith apples and caraway seeds… this one of my favorite meals…