SMOKED SAUSAGE AND CABBAGE WITH DUMPLINGS

This recipe for Smoked Sausage and Cabbage with Dumplings is perfect comfort food. I can eat this anytime. Add some cornbread muffins and you have a meal. You can cut this recipe in half and it keeps well in the fridge for several days.

1 small head cabbage, chopped or 1/2 of a large head of cabbage
4 to 5 carrots, scraped and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 small onion, peeled and chopped
4 cups chicken broth
4 tablespoons butter
4 cups water
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 bay leaf
1 (12 ounce) package smoked sausage, cut in pieces
Combine cabbage, carrots, onion, chicken broth, butter, water, black pepper,caraway seeds, basil and bay leaf in a large soup pot. Bring to a boil, cover, turn down to simmer and let cook until cabbage has cooked down and carrots are tender. Add smoked sausage, let cook about five minutes before adding dumplings.

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Recipe for Dumplings:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 teaspoons shortening (I use Crisco)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk

Mix together and either pinch off pieces or drop by spoonfuls into gently boiling cabbage recipe above. I add several dumplings at a time removing the cover and replacing it on the pot after each addition.

Makes about 10 to 12 servings. Enjoy!

Note: I have not tried freezing this recipe.

Smoked Sausage and Cabbage with Dumplings

Judy Yeager
This is classic comfort food.
No ratings yet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small head cabbage chopped or 1/2 of a large head of cabbage
  • 4 to 5 carrots scraped and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small onion peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 12 ounce package smoked sausage cut in pieces

Ingredients for Dumplings:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons shortening I use Crisco
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions
 

  • Combine cabbage, carrots, onion, chicken broth, butter, water, black pepper,caraway seeds, basil and bay leaf in a large soup pot. Bring to a boil, cover, turn down to simmer and let cook until cabbage has cooked down and carrots are tender. Add smoked sausage, let cook about five minutes before adding dumplings.

Directions for Dumplings:

  • Mix together and either pinch off pieces or drop by spoonfuls into gently boiling cabbage recipe above. I add several dumplings at a time removing the cover and replacing it on the pot after each addition.
Keyword Smoked Sausage Cabbage and Dumplings
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10 Comments

  1. I make a flat dumpling, roll out dough and cut in strips . Do you think they would work here?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yep, I think that would work just fine.

  2. My mom passed away before I record this recipe. She made it from memory, so it was never written down. I am delighted to have finally discovered it. She used to serve it over egg noodles, probably because we had a large family, and it would go a little further.

    Thank you!

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You’re very welcome!

  3. Sounds delish! will make this weekend. BTW I have froze chicken dumplings before
    and the dumplings disintegrated when I thawed and warmed again.

  4. This looks so good! How long do I simmer the dumplings so they are cooked? Mine have turned out heavy in the past and these look so light and fluffy.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      It only takes about 10 minutes for dumplings to cook.

  5. How did you know I have a partial head of cabbage and a package of smoked sausage in the fridge to use up? This is dinner tonight!

  6. Will have to try this version. My family makes this with sauerkraut which sounds a little intense, but is very good if you like sauerkraut.