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One Pot Sausage, Cabbage and Potatoes

September 22, 2017
One Pot Sausage, Cabbage and Potatoes from


It’s nice to have a few recipes that are quick, use items that you usually have on hand and that you can almost make in your sleep. Just throw it all in a pot and 40 minutes later, dinner is done.

I always have some roped sausage (and yes, I had to look that up) in the freezer. That’s the kind that is like link sausage but it’s one long link that is about 18 inches long. I stock up when it’s on sale. It doesn’t take up much room in the freezer and it thaws out in a jiffy. The beauty of sausage is the flavor that it imparts into whatever you cook with it. I always have potatoes on hand and cabbage keeps in the crisper for a week or so. This combination of sausage, cabbage and potatoes covers all the food groups and is ready in about 40 minutes. It may be even better the next day and warms beautifully in the microwave. So really, how can you beat that?

Ok, gather your ingredients.

Sausage, potatoes, cabbage

One pot sausage meal ingredients. I like using red or Yukon Gold potatoes.


These portions should serve 2 to 4 people. I like to use equal amounts of potatoes and cabbage but that’s just me. Feel free to change the ratios.

Slice your potatoes and cabbage. Place enough water in a large pot to cover the bottom by about one inch. Add the sliced potatoes. Season them with salt, pepper, butter and a bit of dried parsley. Cover the pot with a lid and bring to a nice simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes.

Bring potatoes to a simmer

I quarter the potatoes and then slice them fairly thin so they cook all the way through.


Now, add the cabbage, cover and cook another 10 minutes or so, stirring to combine once or twice. Keep everything at a slow simmer. Add water if needed to keep the vegetables from sticking to the bottom of the pan. While the vegetables are cooking, slice the sausage into 1/3 inch rounds. Add the sausage to the vegetables, cover and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes. Stir to combine after the first 5 minutes or so. The sausage is usually pretty salty so I don’t add anymore seasonings.

add cabbage and sausage

Add the cabbage and cook for a bit and then the sausage.

Cook covered on low heat until the potatoes are soft and the cabbage is cooked to your liking. Serve hot in a bowl with a nice crusty bread slice.


Yield: 4

One Pot Sausage, Cabbage and Potatoes

One Pot Sausage, Cabbage and Potatoes from

This a complete One Pot Meal Meal with sausage, cabbage and potatoes can be on the table in about half an hour. The leftovers are just as good the next day.

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes


  • 3-4 medium potatoes
  • 1/4 head cabbage
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 13 oz rope sausage


  1. Scrub potatoes and cut into quarters. Slice quarters into pieces about 1/3 of an inch thick. Slice cabbage into bite size chunks. 
  2. In a large pot (at least 5 quarts) over medium heat, bring potatoes and water to a gentle simmer. Add parsley, butter, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 7 to 10 minutes maintaining a low simmer. 
  3. Add the cabbage. Add water if needed to keep the potatoes from sticking. Continue to simmer over medium to low heat. Cover and cook another 7 to 10 minutes, stirring to combine after the first few minutes. Maintain a low simmer. 
  4. While the vegetables are cooking slice the sausage into 1/3 inch rounds. Add to the pot. Cook for a few minutes and then stir to combine. Cook for another 5 to 10 minutes until the sausage is warmed through and the vegetables are done to your liking. 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 491Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 64mgSodium 886mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 5gSugar 5gProtein 17g





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  • Tabitha Wagner September 24, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    5 stars
    Great presentation, Flo! I am going to try this on Duane and see if I can get him to enjoy the cabbage. I know he will enjoy the sausage and potatoes.

    • admin September 25, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      I like to cook the cabbage so it still has a bit of bite. Like al dente pasta. Even Chuck likes it so I have high hopes for Duane.

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