Sausage, Cabbage and Onions are a classic combination of flavors. This Sausage and Cabbage Dinner is quick and easy to prepare and a hearty, satisfying meal. It’s especially nice on a chilly night. My kids love it!
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Everyone has a go-to meal – a meal that is fast, easy to fix, and economical.
This is my go-to meal. Sausage and Cabbage Dinner!
And while it isn’t pretty to look at, it is hearty and satisfying, and my kids love it!
Cabbage is a great vegetable. It’s firm texture holds up well to dressings making it perfect for salads like coleslaw. And, it does not disintegrate when cooked down in soups and stews like other greens can. It’s large leaves are perfect for wrapping morsels of meat and it’s “cabbagy” flavor becomes sweet after cooking.
I love to fry cabbage in a pan. It cooks down quickly and it’s sweet flavor is great with smokey and salty meats like bacon, ham, or sausage. I like pairing it with Italian sausage and onions for a quick week night meal.
You’ll like the length of the ingredient list for this recipe: 5 ingredients plus salt and pepper. Sometimes, I add a little green apple depending on how I am feeling.
In any case, cabbage, bacon, and onions are a classic combination, and one I think your family will enjoy, too.
This Easy Sausage and Cabbage Dinner serves is 6.5 net carbs per serving.
Easy Sausage and Cabbage Dinner
- 1 pound Italian sausage links (about 5 links)
- 1 pound cabbage, thinly sliced
- 4 strips raw bacon
- 2 ounces onion, sliced thinly (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- Grill the sausage or slice to cook in the skillet (see note). I grill because it adds great flavor and releases some of the fat.
- Cut the cabbage in half (from top to bottom) and then into quarters. Cut out the core of the cabbage on each quarter. Cut the cabbage quarters into thin strips as if you were making coleslaw.
- Chop the bacon into small pieces. Cook the bacon in a frying pan until crispy. Add the onion and garlic to the bacon and saute until softened. Add the sliced cabbage and saute until it is wilted and cooked down. It will take a while and you may have to add the cabbage in batches.
- While the cabbage is cooking, slice the grilled sausage. When the cabbage is just about cooked through, add the sausage to warm it through. Add salt and pepper to your taste.
- Makes 4 servings.
- NOTE: If you are not grilling the sausage, slice it and cook it in the pan first. Remove it from the pan and pour out any accumulated oil. Proceed with the rest of the recipe.