SLOW COOKER CABBAGE, POTATOES, AND SMOKED SAUSAGE

Slow Cooker Cabbage Potatoes and Smoked Sausage - The Southern Lady Cooks

 

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

Cabbage

Potatoes

Smoked sausage

Salt and pepper to taste

As you can see this dish is just a few simple ingredients but it is so good! If you have followed our website for any amount of time you know we love to cook simple food. So many people want to over complicate cooking and this is so easy and it’s delicious. However.. you can’t forget the fried cornbread. This dish plus cornbread is the perfect meal!

Recipe feedback: “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 he’s 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 recipe” -HHC

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

“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!” – Sue

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Slow Cooker Cabbage Potatoes and Smoked Sausage - The Southern Lady Cooks

 

 

 

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5 from 34 votes

Slow Cooker Cabbage, Potatoes and Smoked Sausage

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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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39 Comments

  1. Made this today! I live in Costa Rica, so the sausage here is different. I found a beef/jalapeรฑo sausage and added a nice touch of heat! It was great with some beef broth added as well. Felt like a taste of home with a twist.5 stars

  2. I love this website! I made this dish yesterday and had hoped for leftovers..but nope..we all loved it. This dish is wonderful!5 stars

  3. Talk about comfort food!! My goodness this is delicious with Conecuh hickory smoked sausage. I add baby carrots and loads of seasonings to the broth: Garlic, salt, pepper, Greek seasoning, beef and vegetable bouillon, butter, dash of red pepper flakes, bay leaves. I like my broth so flavorful that you could drink it by itself!5 stars

  4. Any chance of instructions for a pressure cooker? I haven’t used a crock pot in forever, but love my pressure cooker. I am a huge fan of smoked sausage, so I really want to try this recipe!!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      So sorry, I don’t have a pressure cooker so I can’t advise.

  5. 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

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You’re very welcome. So glad it was a hit!

  6. 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.

  7. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you so much for an amazing recipe5 stars

  8. 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!5 stars

  9. 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

  10. 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!5 stars

  11. carrots and onions…..I always add onions to EVERYTHING… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. The Southern Lady says:

    Scroll down to the bottom of the entry and it is a GREEN icon, that looks like a printer.

  13. 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!!5 stars

    1. Smoked sausage is also not summer sausage. I haven’t seen any posts on here where someone uses summer sausage. That’s for eating with crackers. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. 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

    1. 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.

  15. 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!5 stars

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. Always made this for my family…on the farm, when they were growing up. STILL DO…no matter who’s around ๐Ÿ˜€ 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.5 stars

  19. I’m having this for supper on Christmas Eve! I can’t wait! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  20. 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!!!!5 stars

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

  22. 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.

  23. beth smith says:

    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 !!!!! Thanks5 stars

  24. 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

  25. 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,,

  26. 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…5 stars

  27. 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.5 stars

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

  29. toni dalton says:

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

  30. 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! Theda5 stars

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

  32. 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!

  33. I’m loving this recipe! Looks like comfort food to me! ๐Ÿ˜€