Cabbage Potatoes and Sausage

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Get ready to experience a flavor explosion with this delicious One Pot Cabbage Potatoes and Sausage meal! This hearty one-pot meal is easy to prepare and packed with smoky, savory and slightly spicy flavors. With a mix of healthy vegetables like cabbage, baby carrots, and baby red potatoes, this recipe is not only delicious but nutritious too. Add or substitute ingredients to suit your taste and top it off with a fancy Dijonaise sauce. Preheat your oven and let’s make this delicious recipe together!

Cabbage Potatoes and Sausage

I have been making this Sausage, Potato, and Cabbage Soup recipe repeatedly for a few weeks now and my whole family loves it. The recipe is easy to make and has great flavors, so I wanted to create a new dish with similar ingredients but in a different form. I spent some time experimenting with the timing, herbs, and ingredients of the dish, and I am very pleased with the final outcome. I am excited to share this new dish with you.

Recipe Variations

  • Add more vegetables: You can add other vegetables to this recipe such as bell peppers, mushrooms, or zucchini to make it more nutritious.
  • Try different types of sausage: Experiment with different types of sausage to give the dish a different flavor. For example, you can use spicy sausage, chicken sausage, or even chorizo.
  • Add some heat: If you like a bit of spice in your food, you can add some red pepper flakes or a diced jalapeΓ±o pepper to the recipe.
  • Make it vegan or vegetarian: You can make this recipe vegan or vegetarian by replacing the sausage with a plant-based sausage, tofu or tempeh, or use lentils or chickpeas as a meat replacement.
  • Add some dairy: You can add some grated Parmesan cheese or sour cream on top of the dish for added creaminess.
  • Make it a stew: You can make this recipe into a stew by adding more chicken stock, or beef or vegetable broth, this will make it more soupy and hearty.
  • Experiment with different herbs and spices: You can change the flavor profile of this dish by using different herbs and spices such as cumin, cayenne pepper, or even curry powder.

Storage tips:

This One Pot Sausage, Cabbage, and Potatoes Dinner can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days in an airtight container with plastic wrap on top or frozen for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating on the stovetop or in the microwave, you may need to add a splash of water or chicken stock to prevent drying out.

How do you make this One Pot Sausage, Cabbage, and Potatoes Dinner?

This recipe for One Pot Sausage, Cabbage, and Potatoes Dinner is easy to prepare and requires minimal clean up. Some of the cook time is hands-off, allowing you to prepare a side dish or sauce while the dish cooks. Here’s how we make this One Pot Sausage, Cabbage, and Potatoes dinner:

  • Cook sausage in a large pot until browned
  • Add bacon and cook until crispy
  • Cook garlic and shallots in bacon grease and add seasoning
  • Cook cabbage in stock
  • Add potatoes and carrots and cook until tender
  • Add cooked sausage and bacon back in and serve

Ever since sharing this smashed potatoes and sausage sheet pan meal, I’ve been obsessed with pairing the sauce in that dish with sausage, so I’m including the sauce recipe here. I think it’s absolutely delicious with the sausage, but it’s certainly optional. There is plenty of flavor in this actual sausage, cabbage, and potato dish if you want to omit that sauce πŸ™‚

Although, it’s not anything too difficult to make — just mayo + mustard + lemon juice!


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One Pot Sausage, Cabbage, and Potatoes Dinner

4.87 from 22 votes
An easy and delicious dinner: ONE POT sausage, cabbage, and potatoes. Simple, healthy, and packed with amazing flavors.
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One Pot Sausage, Cabbage, and Potatoes Dinner

4.87 from 22 votes
An easy and delicious dinner: ONE POT sausage, cabbage, and potatoes. Simple, healthy, and packed with amazing flavors.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Chelsea Lords
Calories 453kcal
Cost $13.98


  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil, optional
  • 1 pound (16 ounces) smoked sausage, coined
  • 5 slices center cut bacon
  • 1 shallot, diced (1/2 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (1 tablespoon)
  • 1/2 tablespoon EACH: dried basil, dried oregano leaves, garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon EACH onion powder, dried thyme
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chicken stock, separated*
  • 1 medium cabbage, quartered and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (8 cups; )
  • 8 ounces baby carrots, halved (1-3/4 cup)
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds baby red potatoes, quartered. (~5 cups)
  • Fine sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
  • Parmesan cheese OR dijonaise (see below)
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

Optional Dijonaise

  • 1/3 cup whole grain dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • Start by coining the sausage and then place into a large heavy bottomed pot. IF using turkey sausage, I find you need a bit of olive oil in the pot. Use as needed. Brown the sausage over medium high heat, set aside, and drain any oil in the pot. Return pot to burner. Add in the bacon and cook to desired crispiness. Remove to a paper towel lined plate and leave the grease in the pot. When the bacon has cooled, crumble/coarsely chop it.
  • In a small bowl, toss together the seasonings: the dried basil, dried oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Add salt and pepper as well (I add about 1/2 teaspoon each, add to desired preference).
  • To the pot (over medium heat), add the shallot and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in half of the seasoning mix. Stir for another 30 seconds to a minute and then add in 1/2 cup (112g) stock. Scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pot and then add in the chopped cabbage and remaining 1 cup (232g) stock. Stir and then cover the pot. Increase heat to medium-high. Let cook, covered, stirring occasionally for 8-10 minutes. At this time the cabbage should be very cooked down and starting to get pretty tender.
  • Remove the lid and then directly on top of the cabbage, place the quartered red potatoes, and halved baby carrots. Add the remaining seasoning mix on top and do not stir. Cover the pot (still medium-high heat) and let cook for 18-23 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. Check occasionally and if needed, add up to 1/2 cup additional stock (if all has evaporated from the pot which will vary depending on your pot and heat of stove; there needs to be some amount of liquid so the bottom doesn't burn and the veggies properly steam).
  • Once potatoes and carrots are fork tender, and stock has all been cooked into the dish, add in the sausage. Stir everything together and season again with salt and pepper to taste (Remember the bacon will add some saltiness but the vegetables do need a good amount of salt!). Add crumbled bacon to individual plates. Serve individual plates with fresh parsley.
  • If desired, serve with parmesan cheese or dijonaise. To make the dijonaise: whisk all of the ingredients together, season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve on the side.

Recipe Notes

*You may need up to 1/2 cup additional stock.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.7g | Protein: 18.3g | Fat: 28.2g | Cholesterol: 57.3mg | Sodium: 947.1mg | Fiber: 5.6g | Sugar: 9.6g

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  1. 5 stars
    wonderful recipe, the kind that in my experience requires a lot of pots! Saw this on your front page and appreciate your having put this recipe together in one pot, so thank you!

  2. In the recipe you made a mistake. You should have say seconds not minute. Add in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 minutes. Hope your not mad … just want to help!

  3. 4 stars
    Great ingredients, but final product, cooked as per directions was very dull. Leftovers unlikely to be eaten. Juices increased in volume during the ~23 minute potato cooking time & the cabbage became mush. Did use Dijonaisse which was nice. Spices were good, but this was far more of a mush like final product.

    1. Oh bummer, so sorry to hear this wasn’t a hit for you David! πŸ™ If you did end up trying it again, I’m wondering if maybe less time or a higher heat could help. Sorry this wasn’t a success for you.

  4. Is there any reason (besides the visual appeal of the red skin) you have to use red potatoes? I ask because this recipe is making me drool just reading it, and I have all the ingredients in my house except for red potatoes – but I have a boatload of Yukon Golds. Going to try it with them. Sounds so good!

  5. 5 stars
    A newsletter I follow mentioned this recipe a couple months ago and surprise, it’s a Chelsea recipe… my partner was skeptical about this one (as you lovingly mention, it looks like fairly standard fare) but I agree it tastes out of this world good! Not sure how you turn such ordinary stuff into delicious, but we’re definitely making this one again! πŸ™‚

  6. Haven’t made this yet but sounds super delicious. Always looking for smoked sausage recipes, this one caught my eye.
    Could it be done in crockpot??

    1. I haven’t personally tried but I don’t think it would fare very well — it needs changing levels of heat to cook properly

  7. 5 stars
    So much more flavorful than my plain old sausage, cabbage and potatoes. The spices and other amenities like bacon and dijonnaise enhanced the taste.

  8. I made this and added leeks in addition to all other ingredients. It is fantastic. It was easy to make and I love the low calories and carbs. Delicious!

  9. 5 stars
    Yum! This is a wonderful dish. I appreciate the one pot recipe and the taste is really good! Thank you, it only needs a slice of buttered bread to be a sublime meal. Thanks!

  10. 5 stars
    We don’t usually like to eat leftovers, but this one was a hit. Not a bite of it went into the garbage. We will definitely put this on our do again list.

  11. 5 stars
    Turned out yummy. I cut the recipe in half to serve 2 but still have two servings left. Medium high was too high for my range so I had to lower. Could be because I only used half a cabbage. We’ll be having this again.

  12. Couldn’t find nutrition info: Carbs., fiber. fat, sugar, protein in grams for Keto. Do you have that info?

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