Low Carb and Gluten Free Fried Cabbage with Kielbasa. Deliciously satisfying -Quick and Easy weeknight dinner on a budget! What could be more perfect?
There are so many different names for all the various low carb cabbage recipes floating around out there - crack slaw, egg roll in a bowl, fried cabbage, you name it! But the one thing that they all have in common is that they are delicious!
This Fried Cabbage with Kielbasa is one of the most popular keto recipes here on the site, and I can see why. You've got to love any recipe that contains inexpensive ingredients, is quick to make, and tastes like you spent hours on it. That is pretty much the food trifecta. This easy sausage and cabbage dinner fits the criteria for all three. Add in the fact that it is low carb and gluten free, and it's like winning the food lottery. Cabbage has long since been a low carb staple.
Random facts about cabbage
1. Cabbage is one of the oldest vegetables, dating back to the 1600’s.
2. Cabbage is rich source of vitamins C, K, B6 and B9 and minerals such as manganese and calcium.
3. Cabbage contains quantities of fiber and iron, which help to keep the digestive tract and colon in a healthy condition.
4. Cabbage is available in many varieties: red or purple, green and Napa cabbage, usually found in Chinese cooking, bok choi and Brussel Sprouts.
5. Cabbage is: Low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, High in Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron and Magnesium.
6. One cup of shredded raw cabbage contains 190% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C.
7. A thick-witted person may be called a cabbagehead. In Hebrew, the term “rosh kruv” (cabbagehead) implies stupidity.
8. Drinking juiced cabbage is known to assist in curing stomach and intestinal ulcers.
9. If one is looking for ingredients of a low calorie diet, cabbage is at the top of the list. One cup of cabbage only holds about 15 calories. It is definitely a weight-loss food.
10. Cultures in which cabbage is a staple food, such as in Poland and some parts of China, show a low incidence of breast cancer. Research suggests this is due to the protective effect of sulfur-containing compounds in cabbage.
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Fried Cabbage with Kielbasa – Low Carb, Gluten Free
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6 Servings 1x
Looking for a paleo approved kielbasa? Check out Pederson Natural Farms)
- 6 tbsp butter, divided (olive oil, ghee or coconut oil)
- 1 cup onion, diced (about 4 oz)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar (get it here)
- 14 oz kielbasa, thinly sliced on a bias
- large head green cabbage, cored and sliced
- 1 tsp paprika
- sea salt and pepper, to taste
- ¼ cup Italian flat leaf parsley, rough chopped
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, optional
- In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoon of butter. Add the onion and garlic to the pan. Sauté until onion is translucent and garlic is fragrant.
- Add red wine vinegar to the pan and mix in with onions and garlic.
- Add sliced kielbasa to the pan and sauté until slightly browned.
- Add remaining butter, cabbage, paprika, salt and pepper. Toss to mix all ingredients together and coat the cabbage with butter and seasonings.
- Saute until cabbage is wilted and slightly browned.
- Top with fresh parsley and crushed red pepper flakes before serving.
Per Serving Calories - 370 Protein - 6g Fat - 29g Total Carbs - 16.5 Fiber - 7g Net Carbs - 9.5
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
Val Clark says
Very good. I'm a cabbage and Kielbasa sausage lover so this hit the spot. I got lazy and used
baggaged shredded cabbage. Next time, I will use the head and shred it myself. I'm sure it will be even better.
This was very tasty given the few ingredients that go into it! I had to make mine in a dutch oven because I couldn't fit all the cabbage in a large pan. There was some liquid at the bottom at the end of cooking and I'm not sure if it is supposed to be there. It was really yummy so I didn't mind, but not sure if I need to let it boil off in the future.
Easy recipe with great results! Followed recipe exactly except substituted smoked sausage for kielbasa (personal preferrence). Tasty, filling and low carb. Adding to my rotation!
Great and tasty recipe! I used polish sausage and it was great! Thanks so much!
Lylene Kirkwood says
Let me preface by saying that I hate cabbage. I HATE CABBAGE.
I love this recipe however. It doesn’t even taste gross cabbagey. It is just satisfying yumminess that I actually kind of crave now…
I made this for dinner tonight (sorry, no pic!) and it was AMAZING! I have tried many cabbage/kielbasa recipes, but this will be my GO-To from now on!!! The flavors in here are SO GOOD!!! I didn't have regular cabbage, I had Napa Cabbage, and it worked great as well! (Also used turkey kielbasa.) My husband couldn't stop saying how good it was!! Thanks for a wonderful recipe!!!
A favorite, this is in regular rotation at my house. Fast and easy to make. The red wine vinegar is just perfect. I do add a "heavy" teaspoon of dry mustard too. Make it without the kielbasa as a side for any meat.
Easy to make and very tasty.
Fabulous recipe, one of my favorites! Thank you!!!
My family loves this dish. It’s simple and quick and tastes so good!!! We make it without meat and eat it as a side dish too.