Cabbage and Smoked Sausage Pasta Recipe -
Cabbage and Smoked Sausage Pasta Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Cabbage and Smoked Sausage Pasta

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"My mother first created this for our family in high school. Now that I'm on my own, I make it at least once a month. It is so comforting!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the bow tie pasta and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic, olive oil, and cabbage; season with salt and pepper; cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in the sausage and bow tie pasta; cook until completely heated, about 5 minutes more. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 19, 2008

This is a great recipe for cabbage lovers -like me. My prep is alittle different. I use the same ingredients but slice rather than shred and I also throw in a big sliced onion and about a cup of beef stock. Into the big frying pan it all goes until tender. Finally I dump the pasta in a well I made in the middle of the cabbage and align pieces of the sausage around the pan like spokes on a wagon wheel for presentation. (I fry the sausage first - sometimes I use Keeebassa) I this p

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2008

It was ok, but a bit too oily.

Oct 24, 2008

I made this recipe the other night for dinner. My husband loved it! I followed the recipe as written except I used a small head of cabbage and added one sliced onion. I also put in more garlic than called for because we love garlic. We forgot to put the cheese on top but it was great without it. This recipe is a keeper.

Oct 23, 2008

I leave out the garlic because I can't have it. 15 minutes cook time on the cabbage is too long. You will get a bitter tasting, very pronounced cabbage flavor by cooking it that long. No more than 7 or 8 minutes is plenty.

Feb 09, 2011

This was just darn good. With minimal ingredients the flavor was wonderful. The only changes I made was to cut down on the butter, added 1 extra clove of garlic and I used macaroni because I didn't have bow tie pasta on hand. I served it to my husband and a friend neither who like cabbage and my friend asked me to send him the recipe!!! How cool is that?

Nov 12, 2008

This was a very quick and easy meal. It tasted wonderful! One of the other reviewers said that you should only cook the cabbage for like 5 minutes. I ended up cooking my cabbage for probably 15 minutes and I like to still have some crunch to it, so it is all on your preference of how cooked you like your cabbage. My husband and I loved this and it reheated really well too! That is an important factor for me because my husband and I both usually pack lunches for the next day. Thanks for the great recipe!

Jan 20, 2009

My family loves this recipe. It is definitely comfort food. I cut down on the butter and olive oil quite a bit. Last time I added some paprika and it was a great addition. I use lean smoked turkey sausages to cut down on the fat a little.

Dec 07, 2010

My husband, brother, and I liked this a lot. My normally not-picky kids ate it, but weren't crazy about it. There's definitely way too much butter/oil going on, so it gets a little on the heavy side after a few bites. I added red peppers and vidalia onions to mine to compliment the smoked sausage, which added color and flavor. I would have given it 5 stars if I'd listened to other reviewers and decreased the butter and oil.


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  • Calories
  • 845 kcal
  • 42%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 68.5 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 51.2 g
  • 79%
  • Fiber
  • 7.8 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 30.9 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 1337 mg
  • 53%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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