Cabbage & Kielbasa Skillet


Smoky sausage, tender cabbage and sweet apples, along with mustard and cider vinegar, create a perfect balance of flavor in this hearty skillet dinner.

Cabbage and Kielbasa Skillet recipe in a skillet
Photo: Dotdash Meredith Food Studios
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 (13-oz.) pkg. smoked turkey kielbasa

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion

  • ¼ teaspoon caraway seeds

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 8 cups chopped green cabbage

  • ½ cup sliced red apple

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic

  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika


  1. Halve kielbasa lengthwise, and slice into 1/3-inch-thick slices. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add kielbasa slices, onion and caraway seeds; cook, stirring occasionally, until kielbasa is browned and onion is tender, about 8 minutes.

  2. Add butter to skillet; cook over medium-high, stirring constantly, until melted, about 20 seconds. Add cabbage, apple, pepper and salt; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until cabbage and apple are tender and browned, about 10 minutes. Uncover. Stir in garlic; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in mustard and vinegar. Sprinkle with parsley and paprika.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

295 Calories
15g Fat
24g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 1/2 cups
Calories 295
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 17g 34%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 1036mg 45%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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