Crock Pot Smoked Sausage, Cabbage and Potatoes is an easy crock pot recipe that you can toss in your crock pot and cook all day.
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One of Aunt Lou’s favorite recipes is her Crock Pot Sausage, Green Beans and Potatoes. It is simple and delicious AND according to this week’s meal plan, we were supposed to have it for dinner on Monday.
Confession… we did not.
You see, when I was shopping for this recipe I saw a nice head of cabbage and decided to add it to the dish… but when I went to put it together I decided to leave out the green beans and created a totally different dish AND we just loved it.
It is everything a great slow cooker recipe should be… Easy to throw together, cooks all day and is simply delicious!
Crock Pot Smoked Sausage, Cabbage and Potatoes Notes
- You will need a 6 quart slow cooker or bigger for this recipe.
- We have used both regular smoked sausage and turkey smoked sausage in recipes like this with good results.
Crock Pot Smoked Sausage, Cabbage and Potatoes
- 1.5 lbs baby red potatoes
- 2 packages smoked sausage sliced
- 1 small head of cabbage or 6 cups- chopped
- 4 cups chicken broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place all the ingredients in a6 quart slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours
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I used carrots, an onion, half large cabbage and one package of turkey smoked sausage. I also increased my water to 6 cups. Added tumeric, celery seed and S & P. Came out freaking wonderful!!!! Thanks!
Aunt Lou says
Sounds delicious! So glad you enjoyed it!
Tia H says
This is now one of my favorite recipes. SOOOOO delicious! I added a yellow onion and 2 cups of water to the recipe. My crock pot was extremely full of food so I felt that 4 cups of broth wasn’t enough. I added salt and pepper at the end, and it turned out perfectly.
Aunt Lou says
So happy to hear you enjoyed it and made it your own! Thank you for taking the time to let us know. We love hearing from our readers!
Diane Way says
I wondered if you would advise freezing the leftovers. It’s makes so much and it’s just my husband and I. Love the recipe but don’t want to eat it for a week! Thanks!
Aunt Lou says
I’m not sure this recipe would freeze well. The potatoes and cabbage might not hold up if frozen and reheated. If you give it a try, let me know how it turns out.
Maybe try halving the recipe. I just cook for myself and sometimes some of my family when they stop by. However, I find that if I halve the recipe, it’s enough for me to have dinner and take some for my lunch the next day with just a little left over. Hope this helps.
Diane Way says
Made this today and it was a hit! I added onions and chicken stock instead of broth. The meal was so-o-o good! Served it with a crusty bread to soak up the broth. I love crock pot recipes!
I have tried some of your recipes and they were all great. I know how to cook all k8nds of stuff but im into learning different ways of cooking and different seasonings which is a delite so I have thumbs up to learning more ways 9f cooking.
Jana Rueve says
Loved the easy recipe! I didn’t pay attention & put on high first 2 hours, then turned it down. I only had canned sliced potatoes & I wish I hadn’t added them, but that was my problem, not the recipes! Thanks!!
Jana Rueve says
Adding to my comment above, I also used Apple-Chicken sausages, since I had those. Looking forward to trying. Didn’t add any spices & I know it’s gonna need some salt & pepper! Thanks again.
So glad you enjoyed it, Jana! You might also enjoy some of our other cabbage and smoked sausage recipes too. Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed this one!!
To make sure my cabbage doesn’t get soggy how long do you prefer I cook it for? Do I have to use 4 cups of broth?
I am not sure about the texture you are trying to achieve. We typically cook until our cabbage is very tender. You can get a firmer texture by reducing cooking time but I haven’t tried it to make sure the potatoes get done as well.
Kenneth L Smith says
How much sausage is 1 1/2 packages exactly? A weighted amount please.
I believe most kielbasa/smoked sausage comes in 13-14 oz packages. Enjoy!
Dosen’t the cabbage get doggy after being cooked 7 hours? Would love to make this for church potluck…
We enjoy the texture of cooked cabbage, however if you prefer a firmer result you can always add it later in the cooking process. Enjoy!
Would you recommend a sweet barbecue sauce to slow cook it with?
I really like Sweet Baby Ray’s but that is just my personal preference. Hope that helps!
Love this! Not only do I add onions, but red, yellow, and green peppers too! I also use less chicken broth.
I used the recipe as a start for something else. I used cabbage, Hot Italian sausages, and potatoes, but I also added tomato sauce and lemon juice and a little brown splenda. So tasty.
Where are the onions? You have to have onions with tators and cabbage.
I think onions would be fabulous in this! You are so right!
Dottie Hashizumi says
If I can’t get baby red potatoes, which would you suggest ? Yukon or Idaho ?
If you prefer to leave the skins on, the golds chopped up should do fine. Otherwise, I’d peel and chop the Idahos. Enjoy!
Sharon from Tennessee says
Sounds like a solid YUM for me. Now to talk Hubby into having cabbage…*sigh*
If he isn’t a cabbage fan, you might try the green bean version instead: http://www.recipesthatcrock.com/crock-pot-sausage-green-beans-and-potatoes/
You can definitely use it as a substitute. Enjoy!
I used Cajun Kielbasa
, nice and spicy.
Diane Knoedler says
Ok, Is smoked sausage the same as kilbasa sausage??
Julie Wetzel says
No. Smoked sausage is much spicier.
Kielbasa is kind of blah.
Gary Lipking says
Try Dickie’s Polish Sausage. It’s the best. I buy it at Wal-Mart Grocery Store…. Regular is better than Spicy. In my opinion….