Fried Cabbage with Sausage and Bacon

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I’ve done it, ladies and gentlemen. I’ve finally created a meal that my entire family will not only eat but will go back for seconds (and sometimes thirds). This fried cabbage with sausage and bacon is so good that it doesn’t need a side dish.

I’ve been a smoked sausage fan since I was a kid, but I was trying to find a way to cook it. I love incorporating vegetables as often as possible, and I’m lucky my kids love all vegetables. I cook with cabbage a lot. Not only is it an inexpensive vegetable, but it’s so versatile. There are also so many health benefits.  Cabbage is low calorie, has low carbs, and is high in fiber and vitamins K and C.

At around $15, this fried cabbage with sausage and bacon is a budget-friendly meal! I’m able to feed my family of five. It’s incredibly easy to cook and so delicious that I’m sure your family will ask for it regularly, as mine does.

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Let’s prep for fried cabbage with sausage and bacon:

I highly recommend chopping and dicing everything first. Having it ready to go into the pan will save a great deal of time and keep things from burning.

  • Bacon – bite-sized pieces
  • Smoked Sausage – sliced
  • Yellow Onion – diced
  • Red and Green Peppers – thinly sliced
  • Cabbage – chopped

What type of skillet or pan should I use?

I have cooked fried cabbage with sausage and bacon in both a deep skillet and a 6.5-quart dutch oven. Either one will work well. If you are using a deep skillet, you may need to split the cabbage into two parts, waiting for the first half to wilt a bit before adding the second half.

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What are the steps to making fried cabbage with sausage and bacon?

It’s incredibly easy to make fried cabbage with sausage and bacon. Here are the steps:

  • Chop and slice all of the ingredients.
  • Place the skillet or dutch oven on the stove on medium heat.
  • Add bacon and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the sausage and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes, or when the bacon is fully cooked, stirring every 2 minutes.
  • Remove sausage and bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel and set aside.
  • Add onions to the bacon grease and cook for 3 minutes, or until softened.
  • Add garlic and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add peppers and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Add cabbage, butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and stir to combine.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Return the bacon and sausage to the pan, stir, and simmer for 5 minutes, or until ready to serve.

Fried Cabbage with Sausage and Bacon

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fried cabbage with bacon and sausage

Fried Cabbage with Sausage and Bacon


  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life

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This fried cabbage with bacon and sausage is a delicious, budget-friendly meal that is easy to make and the family will love.


Ingredients

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  • 1 package smoked sausage, sliced thin
  • 1 package thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 head cabbage, chopped thin
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste

Instructions

  • Chop and slice all of the ingredients.
  • Place the skillet or dutch oven on the stove on medium heat.
  • Add bacon and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the sausage and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes, or when the bacon is fully cooked, stirring every 2 minutes.
  • Remove sausage and bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel and set aside.
  • Add onions to the bacon grease and cook for 3 minutes, or until softened.
  • Add garlic and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add peppers and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Add cabbage, butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and stir to combine.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Return the bacon and sausage to the pan, stir, and simmer for 5 minutes, or until ready to serve.

Any leftovers should be stored in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. We love to make egg noodles with a garlic olive oil sauce and mix the fried cabbage with sausage and bacon. You can also put some into a low-carb tortilla for a wrap option.

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  1. This sounds like a dish that I had a long time ago. But the one that I had, had some type of small noodle too. It was so good but I didn’t save the recipe.

  2. This looks like such a tasty dish, my husband hates the smell of cooking cabbage but I love it! Maybe I can make some for myself when he’s out on a business trip!

  3. Pork and cabbage are such a good combination, no matter the type you are using. This recipe sounds like a good one to try out on the family.

  4. This looks really good. I love fried cabbage. I’ll have to try out this recipe soon. I haven’t used cabbage in awhile, but it’s so good.

  5. Simple. Quick. Easy. I wouldn’t mind trying this. I bet it would go great with a ginger soda or drink.