Caraway Creamed Cabbage with Sausage

30-Minute Comforting Caraway Creamed Cabbage with Sausage

With only a handful of ingredients and 30 minutes to spare, you can please the entire family with this delicious and Comforting Caraway Creamed Cabbage with Sausage.

Sausage with Caraway Creamed Cabbage

You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can put this delicious and Comforting Caraway Creamed Cabbage with Sausage on the dinner table after a busy day. Take the 30-minute dinnertime challenge, and make it for your family tonight!

Creamed Cabbage with Caraway and Sausage

If you’re not a fan of sauerkraut, then fear not, this recipe tastes nothing like that. The flavor does, however, have a German kick to it thanks to the caraway seed and the mustard. I wrote this recipe using a deli-style mustard, but if you have a different, favorite type of mustard, like a stone ground, German style, Dijon, or anything other than a plain yellow hot dog mustard, by all means, use it. What the mustard does is infuse a little bite and acidity to the cabbage, which helps to cut through all the richness of the cream and balances all the flavors nicely.

30-Minute Caraway Creamed Cabbage with Sausage

Another thing you may, or may not want to do, is switch out the sausage. I used a Polska kielbasa when writing this recipe. However, if you prefer a smoked sausage, bratwurst, or even hot dogs…feel free to substitute. *Note – If you do decide to use a sausage that is not already pre-cooked (like a bratwurst), please make sure to add additional cooking time to ensure that the sausage is cooked thoroughly.

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Caraway Creamed Cabbage with Sausage

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Sausage with Caraway Creamed Cabbage
30-Minute Comforting Caraway Creamed Cabbage with Sausage
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
You'll be amazed at how quickly you can put this delicious and comforting caraway creamed cabbage on the dinner table after a busy day. Take the 30-minute dinnertime challenge, and make it for your family tonight.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: German
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée - Kudos Kitchen
  • 1 head cabbage outer leaves removed, and cored and sliced into ¼" - ½" slices
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grape seed oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound pre-cooked sausage like a Polska kielbasas, or smoke sausage, cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • tablespoons caraway seed
  • 2 tablespoons deli-style mustard
  • 3 tablespoon heavy cream
  1. Heat a large, high sided skillet over medium/high heat.
  2. Add the oil, butter and cut sausage to the skillet.
  3. Saute the sausage for 2-3 minutes, and add the chopped onion.
  4. Stir well and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add at least half of the sliced cabbage to the skillet along with the salt and pepper. Stir.
  6. Cover the skillet and cook for approximately 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the cover and add the remaining cabbage, stirring to combine.
  8. Cook, stirring occasionally, for approximately 5 minutes.
  9. Reduce the heat to medium/low.
  10. Stir in the caraway seed, mustard and cream.
  11. Cook for additional 2-3 minutes, plate, and serve warm.
Recipe Notes

If substituting something other than a pre-cooked sausage, add additional cooking time to make sure the sausage is cooked through.

Substitutions for the deli-style mustard may be used. German style, whole grain, Dijon, etc. Yellow hot dog mustard is not a good choice as it is too strong.

30-Minute Creamed Cabbage with Caraway Seeds

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  1. I love sauerkraut! I feel this is a recipe my dad would be all for (you can never go wrong with sausage and sauerkraut together!)

    • Hi Kacey! Thanks for your comment, but I feel like I need to point out that this is not sauerkraut, even though it does look like it. It’s actually a creamed cabbage so it doesn’t have the vinegary bite that sauerkraut does. The German influence comes from the caraway seed.

  2. What a great idea for cabbage! Can’t wait to try this!

  3. Yes, yes, YES! This dish is totally up my flavor alley, LOVE this!

  4. YUM!! This dish is incredible!! Just what I need right now!!

  5. This looks so similar to one of our family’s favorite Russian meals. I can’t wait to try it!

  6. This looks fantastic, Renee. My husband is a sauerkraut fan but I am not so this recipe sounds like the best of both worlds. I also love that this can be made quickly. Can’t wait to try!

  7. Looks so good!! This is my kind of comfort food. 🙂

  8. This needs to be on my dinner table asap!

  9. Beverley Press

    not only does it look great I’m sure it was taste amazing xoxo

  10. I love cabbage – great photos!

  11. I love caraway! This sounds great!

  12. Wow!!! Renee this is absolutely delicious!! We only had a white onion, but worked beautifully. Just YUM!

    • Claire, I’m glad you went with the onion you had. Honestly, a recipe is just a guide. It is NEVER set in stone. I’m so happy that you made with the onion you had, and that you enjoyed it enough to come back and leave a comment for me. You GO girl!!!

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