"This smoked, Polish sausage dish is great for company! It is super good and easy, and can be prepared well in advance of company arrival. Complete meal by adding baked potato, fruit salad, and bread." — KITKATY
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crushed red pepper flakes
1 large head
cabbage, cut into small wedges
Oh my goodness, what a great recipe! I was just looking for something to use what I had in the freezer and pantry and happened on this. Didn't expect much, kind of a steamed cabbage/sausage meal, but what a treat it turned out to be! The base recipe is great, but I used a bunch of other reviewers' ideas...I sauteed the onions and garlic in the bacon drippings, then added the other items. Rather than cutting it in quarters, I sliced the cabbage 1/2" wide, almost shredded. It wilts better that way. I also cubed 4-5 red potatoes, microwaved them to par-cook for 3 minutes, then added them to the pan with the cabbage. I also pan-fried the kielbasa separately to get it nice and browned, then added it for the final 10-15 minutes. The sugar caramelized the onions and cabbage wondefully, the red pepper added that great zingy contrast, and the potatoes brought another texture level. Delightful! I think the cabbage/potatoes/bacon mixture would make a great side dish as well, sans kielbasa. Thank you, Katherine!
Great basic ingredients, but in no way am I eating 39 fat grams in one dish. I don't eat that many fat grams in an entire day! Comfort foods we love that can be enjoyed for a lot fewer calories using turkey bacon (which produces almost no drippings) and Healthy Choice turkey smoked sausage. Just taking care of my health and that of my family.
Since my mother was Polish I've eaten this dish many times. You're right about the potatoes-more people use them in this dish than don't and very few put the caraway seeds in it. I'll tell you a little secret though. One reviewer came close when she said that she tried it with bowtie pasta. This meal is fantastic with kielbasa, cabbage and a bowl of buttered egg noodles on the side with a little salt and pepper. You'll think you've finally reached seventh heaven it's so tasty and filling. Real comfort food here.
I loved this recipe. My grandparents, from Germany, would make something similar to this, and this was just as good! I did add 1 large baking potato cut into cubes to the cabbage mix, after I boiled the potato separately for about 15 minutes. I also sauteed the sausage in a separate skillet to keep them from getting soggy and that boiled taste once in the cabbage. Also, I only used 1 1/2 tsp of caraway seeds and it came out excellent! 3 tsp is way too much! I topped each dish off with a dollop of sour cream and it blended the flavors of all the ingredients perfectly! It was truly yummy! Thanks!
My husband and I enjoyed this. The only thing I did different was I did not add the caraway seeds. It was good but definetly keep an eye on it the cabbage was a little over done for me.
This is very good. Similar to what my mother use to make. I added stewed tomatoes to the cabbage this was especially great! Kids loved it.
Yummy! Didn't have caraway seeds, but still very tasty!I put over wide egg noodles! Next time I will add carrots and do with boiled potatoes! For those of you giving low stars to this recipe because of fat and calories, you really should go to a healthier web site. It's not fair to this recipe or any other on this site. The recipes on this site don't say diet! This is for cooks that want to experience different regular recipes, and tastes! If you want totally healthy go to another site!
I grew up with this recipe, but never made it myself until I found it on this site. My husband adores this comforting dish. Make sure you add the caraway seeds; it really makes a difference.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Kielbasa and Cabbage
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 377
** Calories from Fat: 234
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