Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage and Cabbage—an easy all in one pot meal of smoked sausage, potatoes, onion and cabbage. Dump everything into the crock and walk away!
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Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage and Cabbage
I had a reader comment about a recipe they wanted to figure out how to make in the slow cooker. He said, “When you mentioned foil packets, it rang a bell. One of my favorites is small red potatoes halved, sliced onions, sliced sausage and cabbage, dotted with butter and salt and pepper, bake at 425 for 35 min wrapped in foil.”
I immediately knew I would like this dish. I figured I could make it in the slow cooker. The texture would be different than a foil packet meal baked in the oven but the flavors would still be great and the ease and quickness of the recipe would make it desirable to have often.
So I threw some broth into the bottom of the slow cooker and then piled in the rest of ingredients. This was a winner in my book! Next time I will add in some sliced carrots to give it a bit more color, and perhaps play around with the seasonings. I kept it super simple with just the smoked sausage and salt and pepper to season the whole dish. If you want to get a little spicy try a smoked Cajun andouille sausage.
Try these other slow cooker recipes too!
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Slow Cooker Cajun Sausage, Potatoes And Green Beans
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Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage and Cabbage
- Prep Time: 10 mintues
- Cook Time: 4-6 hours
- Total Time: 29 minute
- Yield: 4–6 servings 1x
An easy all in one pot meal of smoked sausage, potatoes, onion and cabbage. Dump everything into the crock and walk away!
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup of sliced onions
- 1 (12 oz) package of precooked smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices
- 1 pound (about 3 medium) yellow or red potatoes, cut into quarters
- 1 small head of cabbage, cut into chunks
- 3 Tbsp butter, cut into 6 pieces
- Pour chicken broth into the slow cooker. Then add in the onion slices, smoked sausage, potatoes, cabbage and finally the butter. Toss a bit and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
- Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
- Scoop into serving bowls and enjoy! Salt and pepper to taste.
- Method: Slow Cooker
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Kerri Downs says
Delicious! I just made this for dinner and it tastes sooo good. I doubled the recipe, added a bag of frozen corn and for the potatoes I used the tiny ” Baby Dutch yellow” ones. I just threw them in whole. It worked beautifully! It added a buttery taste that paired great with the cabbage. I also added carrots like a few other posters.
Thanks so much for the recipe. It’s definitely a keeper.
I love those baby dutch potatoes! And I love that you can throw them in whole. That saves time and they do taste so great!
fiona turro says
This was great as originally written. I hate flavor of caraway so wouldn’t think of adding it. I can see myself adding something like mushrooms or an apple, because I think I’ll be making this often! Ty for sharing it!
Mushrooms and apple both sound great! Glad you liked it!
I am wanting to do this as an appetizer with sausage and cabbage (maybe onions) and was wondering if you’ve tried sauerkraut in place of cabbage. Either way, I’m sure it will be a hit. Thanks!
I haven’t! But I really think it would be amazing!
Karen Kreutzer says
What size crockpot,?
Anywhere between 3-6 quart
What kind of onions did you use? White onions?
I used yellow onions, but white would be great too
Made this last night, and it was very good….leftovers tonight were really! good! Did not change a thing about the recipe. So easy, so good!
So happy to hear it Scott!
I have fixed your recipe twice now.
My 90 year young mom loves it and asked me to fix it again. I do also add baby carrots in ours.
Oh that is so sweet. I’m glad she likes it Kimberly!
Loretta A. Baker says
Hi How about browning the sausage before tossing in the crock pot and could I add cajun seasoning to this and if so how much, dont want it to spicy just for a little spice flavor
Browning it is a good idea and cajun seasoning would be great. I would add a half teaspoon to start. You can always add more later if needs be.
Art Wynne says
Can you sub sweet potatoes?
I bet that would work!
I have already prepped cabbage, onion, and smoked Andouille sausage, and I planned use half of a leftover red bell pepper and a whole orange bell pepper. I still have several red potatoes to halve. But now I’m wondering if I should replace the peppers with sliced carrot instead. This will be a slow cooker meal. Thoughts?
The peppers might get a little mushy but either would be tasty!
I loved making this I added carrots too
Love that idea Rosa!
Kelle Linder says
Could I freeze this meal?
I bet you could. The cabbage might be a little weird in texture though.
I like it and it was so good and I will will cook it again.
Hooray! Thanks for sharing Bobby!
How !ugh sour cream and caraway seed would you ad? Can you double this and if so how long should you cook it?
Yes you can double it and the time will remain the same 🙂
I’d start out with just 1 tsp of caraway and you can always add more if you need to.
I love this dish!!!!!!! I added some caraway seed and sour cream and my husband loved it! I love your blog and always look forward to your posts.
Sounds so great with the sour cream and caraway!