Fried cabbage and potatoes is an easy family dinner loaded with andouille sausage and creole seasonings.
Looking for an easy dinner? Looking for an inexpensive main dish? Looking for bold flavors? This fried cabbage and potatoes recipe has it all! Plus, the best part is, there are a million ways you can customize the recipe to fit your family's tastes.
What is it?
Fried cabbage and potatoes is a simple dish made with inexpensive ingredients, that is particularly popular in the southern United States. My favorite way to prepare this dish is to borrow from the flavors of Louisiana and jazz up this recipe with my homemade creole seasoning and sliced Andouille sausage.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Andouille Sausage - You can substitute smoked sausage if you want the dish to be less spicy.
- Head of green cabbage - You can also substitute purple cabbage.
- Red potatoes - Yukon gold potatoes can also be substituted. I think waxy potatoes work better than starchy potatoes like russet potatoes in this recipe.
- Yellow onion - I prefer yellow or sweet onions, but red onions can also be used if you want a stronger flavor.
- Creole seasoning - Store bought Cajun seasoning can also be used.
- Butter - Olive oil can be substituted.
How to Make Fried Cabbage and Potatoes
This meal fits nicely in a 12" skillet. I recommend using a 12" skillet lid to help the potatoes cook, which I understand a lot of people don't have. You can either purchase a lid to fit a 12" skillet or just use some aluminum foil to cover the pan as you saute.
Tip: If you don't have a lot of experience chopping cabbage, I recommend taking a look at my How to Cut Cabbage tutorial for a quick step-by-step review.
The meal itself is simple to prepare. Begin by browning the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat and then remove once it is nicely seared. Next, the cabbage, potatoes, and onions are sauteed in butter with the seasonings in a covered pan until everything is tender and delicious. This will take approximately 30 minutes.
Finally, add the sausage back in and everything gets tossed together at the end and served.
How to Customize This Recipe
This easy skillet recipe can easily be modified to fit any tastes. You can use kielbasa instead of Andouille and even make the seasonings as simple as salt and black pepper if you prefer. Some people like to make this a vegetarian dish without any sausage, or go the opposite direction and add bacon instead. As an added bonus, when using bacon you can saute everything in the bacon drippings rather than using butter.
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Fried Cabbage and Potatoes
- 1 pound Andouille Sausage (sliced into rounds)
- ½ head green cabbage (cored and chopped)
- 1 ½ pounds small red potatoes (diced)
- ½ medium yellow onion (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon creole seasoning (divided)*
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Add sliced Andouille sausage to a 12" skillet set over medium heat and sear until sausage is browned and cooked through. Remove sausage from skillet and set aside.
- Add cabbage, potatoes, onion, butter, and two teaspoons of creole seasoning to the skillet, cover and saute until everything is tender and potatoes are cooked through, stirring every few minutes. Approximately 30 minutes.
- Return sausage to the skillet, along with remaining teaspoon of creole seasoning and toss to combine.
- Serve immediately.
This recipe was originally published December 4, 2019 on FoxValleyFoodie.com.