Dinner doesn't get much easier than this Cheesy Smoked Sausage and Cabbage Casserole. I guarantee it will go into heavy rotation in your home!
Noticing an abundance of low carb cabbage recipes on my site lately? Well, I typed in the wrong quantity on my online grocery order and ended up with a whole lotta cabbage. 5 heads to be exact. I do not waste food, so I went into crazy cabbage mode and created some pretty delicious new low carb cabbage recipes. I'm pretty sure my family doesn't want to see cabbage gracing their dinner plates any time soon. I took half of this casserole, vacuum sealed it and threw it in the freezer for another time.
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Low carb casseroles are some of my favorite recipes to make. Not only are they are great way to use up leftovers, but they are my favorite kind of low carb comfort food. Cabbage is a favorite of many low carbers because it is inexpensive and easy to prepare. Looking for some other low carb / keto cabbage recipes? Check out my Cabbage Noodle Tuna Casserole, Cabbage Roll Soup, or Fried Cabbage with Kielbasa recipes. Still looking for more, check out this round up of 30 Low Carb Real Food Cabbage Recipes.
In addition to this low carb casserole recipe, check out some of my other favorite keto casserole recipes:
- Keto Chili Dog Pot Pie Casserole
- Cabbage Noodle Tuna Casserole
- Big Mac Casserole
- Three Cheese Ham and Broccoli Casserole
- Italian Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Casserole
- Keto Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
- Supreme Pizza Casserole
Cheesy Sausage and Cabbage Casserole
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 8 Servings 1x
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp grass-fed butter
- medium head green cabbage, quartered, cored and sliced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 ½ cup crushed tomatoes
- 14 oz smoked sausage, halved and sliced into half moons
- 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- ¼ cup Italian flat leaf parsley, rough chopped
- Preheat oven to 400°
- Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Once the butter is melted and the pan is heated, add the cabbage, bell pepper, onion garlic, sea salt and black pepper. Sauté until the vegetable are crisp tender and the cabbage is wilted. About 10 minutes.
- Mix in diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes and smoked sausage. Sauté for 10 minutes.
- Transer to a large casserole dish, top with cheese and bake for 15 minutes.
- Top with parsley before serving.
8g net carbs per serving
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Calories: 333
- Fat: 25g
- Carbohydrates: 11.75g
- Fiber: 3.75g
- Protein: 15.5g
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Amy Dykes says
This was delicious! I didn’t have any mozzarella so I used pepper jack. I used 1 less can of tomatoes and it had green chilies. My husband loved it too and asked me to put it in the rotation 🙂
Absolutely wonderful recipe!
We used chorizo sausage (had to precook it)
This recipe is so versatile.
What brand of sausage do you use?
Kyndra Holley says
Hi Stephanie - you can use any kind of smoked sausage. Cajun andouille sausage works great. Applegate makes a really good one.
Alan Paine says
Anyone ever done this in a enamled cast iron dutch oven? Thinking it might nake a one pot meal, and put the cast iron right into the oven.
I asked my hubby this and he thought it would be better pan cooked first but I am all about time and would certainly try it. You would have to add the sausage later as it woukd over cook if you added it to the dutch oven with the other ingredients.
I used a cast iron Dutch oven and it came out great! I also used 2 cans of Rotel diced tomatoes instead of using crushed tomatoes and added some oregano, and red pepper flakes. It was delicious and satisfying! A definite keeper!
This was AWESOME! My husband (who doesn’t know I’m making him eat Keto lol) asked that it be on the weekly rotation. I’m practicing mostly OMAD Keto, so mixed in some smoked Gouda to up the caloric content since it is my only meal today and finished with a dollop of (this is going to sound weird) aioli. Also added some crushed red pepper for a little kick.
It was a touch runny and the hubby doesn’t like anything runny, but I do, so used a slotted spoon to scoop his out and a soup ladle to scoop mine.
Thank you for making dinner more interesting than chicken and broccoli.
misty hanna says
Delicious! Only thing I did differently was used sweet Italian sausage instead of smoked. I cooked the sausage prior to adding it to the cabbage mixture and it was amazing! My 13 yr old wants leftovers for lunch!
Does anyone know how to make it less watery? Tasted wonderful but soooo watery
You didn't say what size pan you used, but I used a 12 in. pan and couldn't get everything into the pan at the same time. I cooked all the cabbage half and then took out between 1/4 and 1/2 of it and put in the pan I was going to use in the oven. I then cooked the rest of the ingredients together and put over what I had removed. Also, you didn't say to drain the tomatoes in the can, I found it to be a little runny. Next time I will drain part of the juice to make it firmer. I have to say, I was nervous about this recipe, was never a big fan of cabbage before going Keto. But both my husband and daughter had seconds of this. This will be a keeper!
Just made this, using substitutes for what I had on hand: Two pounds of bratwurst for the 14oz smoked sausage and 6oz tomato paste along with 14oz tomato sauce for the diced & crushed tomatoes. .I didn't put the cheese on top. Instead I mixed it in with the rest of the ingredients. It filled a 9x13 glass casserole dish nicely. Oh, and I sprinkled some paprika on the sauteing vegetables as mentioned in some of the comments plus some cayenne pepper just to spice it up a bit.
Yum! Pretty darned tasty. Too watery though probably because of my tomato substitutions so I just drained it, mixed in a couple teaspoons- of Thicken Up and put the thickened sauce back in the casserole dish.
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