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This is a great recipe for slow cooker cabbage, potatoes and smoked sausage and is the perfect dinner on a cold night.  When you just need some comfort food this is a super easy recipe that you will love.

This recipe keeps for several days refrigerated and can be doubled or cut in half.  This makes a great weeknight meal for family.  I love anything you can throw in the slow cooker or crock pot and have a great meal in a few hours.

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Cabbage, Potatoes and Smoked Sausage

1/2 head cabbage cut into chunks
5 or 6 potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
1 lb. smoked sausage cut into pieces(I use Hillshire Farm smoked sausage)
Salt and pepper to taste
Enough water to fill slow cooker half full

Add all ingredients to crock pot, cook on high for about 4 hours or low for about six hours until potatoes are done.

This goes well with a big pan of southern cornbread! This recipe reheats well too.

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5 from 11 votes

Slow Cooker Cabbage, Potatoes and Smoked Sausage

This is great comfort food and such an easy recipe.
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker Cabbage, Potatoes and Smoked Sausage
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1/2 head cabbage cut into chunks
  • 5 or 6 potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 lb. smoked sausage cut into pieces I use Hillshire Farm smoked sausage
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Enough water to fill slow cooker half full


  • Add all ingredients to crockpot, cook on high for about 4 hours or low for about six hours until potatoes are done.

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  1. The Southern Lady says:

    It’s also in the recipe card too.

  2. Debbie Curtis says:

    Good Morning! I made this recipe yesterday with cornbread.
    DELICIOUS! My picky eater husband ate every bite.
    Thank you for another great recipe!5 stars

  3. I am in the process of making this delicious looking dish for my husband and myself, it is new to us. My husband has a very sensitive stomach and I would like to know how greasy this dish is when finished.
    Thanks so much!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Hi Vera, There is nothing in the recipe to make it greasy except the smoked sausage and I don’t think it adds any grease. You could use a turkey sausage if you are afraid the smoked sausage will be too greasy. I hope this helps.

  4. Happy Homely Chef says:

    Omg!! This is so amazing!!! We made it tonight with eckrich smoked sausages (skinless was all they had) a full head of cabbage and 6 medium/large potatoes in medium-largeish cubes and butter. We used the whole package (just over 2lbs) of the sausage. We added the salt (garlic salt) and pepper at the end and my husband gave it 10 out of 5 stars and hes not a very big fan of cabbage. He asked me to make this at least once a week 🙂 thank you so much for an amazing recipe5 stars

  5. Try adding……Couple beef boullion cubes and couple bay leaves in the pot to cook. That’s how I do mine. Always delicious! Carrots, potatoes, onion, cabbage (not sauerkraut) water to cover veggies and smoked sausage with bay leaf and boullion cubes. Be sure to add black pepper!!! Delish!

  6. Steve Petocz says:

    My wife and I have been making this meal for our family for many years..we have 6 kids so we always make a huge pot. My wife says her grandmother cooked this for Ukrainian New year.. my dad was from Hungary so no wonder I enjoy it so much. Our version starts out sauteing several onions in butter followed by 4-6 hillshire kielbasa’s cut up into 1/2 inch pieces and into the pot with the onions and butter..after the kielbasa starts to brown a bit add garlic powder generously.. salt & black pepper to taste and copious amounts of Hungarian paprika..too much is never enough..then throw in 5-8 lbs of peeled and cut up potatoes followed by a 1 to 2 lb bag of sauerkraut..cover with enough water to cover the potatoes by an inch or so and cook on med-hi until potatoes are soft and tender..then use cornstarch to thicken it all up a bit.. enjoy with yellow mustard on top of your bowl or sour cream.5 stars

  7. Andrea Kollars says:

    My Mom use to make this on top of the stove in a big pot. I am cooking it, right now….just me here, & at 74, still, carrying on the tradition! I will try the crock pot one day! I was going to try adding chicken broth to make it different, but all I have is Beef & afraid of ruining it! Only one can potatoes….out of the fresh! All the ingredients are the same as yours, except, I put the whole head of cabbage in & will add salt & pepper to my serving! I see someone added a little beef broth….by a little, I wonder how much!

  8. The Southern Lady says:

    It is at the bottom of the post right above where it says start your own blog. It is a green square with a printer on it. Click that.

  9. Helen steyne says:

    I have looked high and low and do not see a printer icon for the cabbage,sausage and potato receipe. Help

  10. I would add carrots

  11. I do this in my steamer… so easy and one of my family’s fav meals! We use kielbasa, not summer sausage; baby red or gold potatoes; and baby carrots. I layer the potatoes, then the carrots, then the kielbasa chunks in and steam for 15 min. and then add the cabbage (a whole head, cut into 6 wedges) and steam for another 15 min. Only other thing required at the table is hungry bellies and a pot of dijon or spicy ( or even plain) mustard!!

  12. Amie Champ says:

    This recipe is so good!!! I have tried several of your recipes and have loved them all. Being a sSouthern girl living in the Midwest it’s wonderful to have recipes that take me back to my roots.
    Thank you.5 stars

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Amie! Nice to have you on the site and happy you are enjoying the recipe. Have a great week ahead.

  13. I added a yellow onion and carrots and this was amazing! I also added a bit of garlic salt. It wasn’t bland at all. Next time I’ll put more sausage in it. Thank you!

  14. Omg this was amazing however I added baby carrots and opinions to it. No salt or pepper though. Figured everyone could sprinkle that on their own dish. I did however drizzle olive oil over the top before I put the lid on to cook. My husband said this was one of the best meals he ever had and honestly he loves all my cooking!5 stars

  15. My mom made this 60 years ago but added sauerkraut instead of cabbage.

  16. Please add me also, I love the recipes!

  17. It’s even better if you add a can of Campbell’s Cream of Tomatoe soup before cooking. Yum!

  18. Making this now. Has anyone added Lipton onion soup mix (dry) ?

  19. Janet Bander says:

    I added Carrots to it….

  20. Here’s our family version of this..cut kielbasa into 1/2 inch slices (we have a large family and use between 4-5 hillshire farms) saute in butter with cut up onions for 10 minutes or so to get color and onions soft, then throw in 5lbs of peeled cut and washed potatoes and then throw in a bag of sour kraut that has been rinsed..add enough water to pot to cover potatoes and liberally add paprika (Szeged sweet if possible)also some salt..pepper and garlic powder or salt…. cook med-high until potatoes are soft and then thicken with flour and serve.

  21. Always made this for my family…on the farm, when they were growing up. STILL DO…no matter who’s around 😀 We all love it. Although the “slow cooker” is new for me. I still love my big lodge enamel coated cast iron HOWEVER. ..I’m liking the slow cooker too; so today I’ll follow this.

  22. I’m having this for supper on Christmas Eve! I can’t wait! 🙂 x

  23. My Mother made this all the time 50 years ago and I made it for my kids as they were growing up and we all still make it now!!! We love it!!!!

  24. To add a little sweetness , Quarter a medium apple and add to cabbage.

  25. Greek seasoning is good with cabbage. Sounds oh so yummy.

  26. I’d substitute some chicken broth for that water

  27. I cooked this today and it was delicious. cut the smoked sausage on an angle.

    I sliced onions, sliced bell peppers, potatoes (cut in chunks) and baby carrots. I sprinkled with salt, pepper, and any other spices that you might like. Put veggies in a bowl with a little oil and mixed them up. Cooked in OVEN @ 450 degrees for 30 minutes. Add smoked sausage and a little beef broth and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. It is delicious.

  28. I fixed this for my family with cornbread on the side and they absolutely loved it they did say they wanted a new cornbread recipe , they like sweet corn bread do you have any suggestions !!!!! Thanks

    • The Southern Lady says:

      You can add some sugar to just about any cornbread recipe if you want it sweet. There are several cornbread recipes posted under breads on the right hand side of any page just click the breads.

  29. I have made this for years. Add carrots, you can also do in a steamer in about 30 minutes. Layer the longer cooking items on the bottom. Carrots,potatoes, cabbage, onion sausage on top so the juice drips down for more flavor

  30. Sure wish you would make it easy to copy your recipes.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      It is very easy to print the recipes, Marilyn. Just look under each recipe and click on the printer icon. You can remove the photo and any text you don’t want and print just the recipe.

  31. I make this but i add a med onion chopped it seems to give it a lot more flavor and i have added a can of rotel just to give it a little extra kick and of course as it says it goes good with a good ole pan of corn bread,,

  32. Debi amerson says:

    My kids are grown now but they still ask me to make this for them. It’s the only way I could ever get them to eat cabbage. And yep I’m a southern raised girls and so are my kids. Georgia born and raised…

  33. I tried this today and found it to be very good. I too added a chopped onion. Flavor was very good. As stated above, its a keeper.

  34. Will make this, only in a smaller amount.

  35. I like a little sprinkle of vinegar on mine!! Great mouth watering meals:-)

  36. Judy, I made this yesterday with a few added ingredients. I had some leftover cooked bacon from breaskfast, I chopped up 4 slices and added, also about 3 Tablespoons of bacon drippings, fresh ground pepper to taste and 1/2 red bell pepper cut into bite-size pieces. IN the words of my husband, “It’s a keeper!” Thank you for a wonderful recipe. I love your site! Theda

  37. i used smoked ham hocks….. so yummy

  38. I put this in the crockpot today and added green peppers and onions. I also used Johnsonville Chicken Sausages. I can’t wait to get home and try it out!

  39. I was so excited to try this recipe today, but alas I must have done something wrong as I found it very bland. It needed something more, onion, a kick, what?

  40. I’m loving this recipe! Looks like comfort food to me! 😀

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