Fried cabbage and potatoes is an easy family dinner loaded with andouille sausage, sauteed onions, and creole seasonings.
Are you craving an easy dinner with bold flavors? This versatile fried cabbage and potatoes recipe is perfect to serve as an inexpensive main dish or even as a great side dish when you are craving true comfort food. Plus, the best part is, there are a million different ways you can customize this great 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 the sauteed cabbage with red potatoes tossed in my homemade creole seasoning and sliced Andouille sausage.
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Andouille Sausage - You can substitute bacon, smoked sausage, or kielbasa 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 onion flavor.
- Creole seasoning - Store-bought Cajun seasoning can also be used. However, for less spice, simply using salt, black pepper, and garlic powder would be a good choice.
- Butter - Olive oil can be substituted or if you make the fried cabbage with bacon, you can use bacon drippings as a substitute.
How to make Fried Cabbage and Potatoes
To make your fried cabbage and potatoes, 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 raw cabbage, I recommend taking a look at my How to Cut Cabbage tutorial for a quick step-by-step review. Alternatively, you can also use shredded cabbage.
The recipe itself is easy 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 4 tablespoons of butter along with two teaspoons of seasonings in a covered pan until everything is tender, golden brown, and delicious. This will take approximately 30 minutes.
Finally, add the sausage back in along with the remaining teaspoon of creole seasoning. Then everything gets tossed together at the end and served.
Note: If you are serving a crowd, this hearty dish can be kept warm in a slow cooker after cooking.
Storing & Reheating Leftovers
This fried cabbage and potato recipe reheats very well as leftovers to enjoy throughout the week. Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator and eaten within one week. The easiest way to reheat this dish is to microwave the leftover cabbage and potatoes as individual servings until heated through.
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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 the remaining teaspoon of creole seasoning, and toss to combine. Then serve immediately.
This recipe was originally published December 4, 2019 on FoxValleyFoodie.com.
Loved this! We had brats on hand so made that sub, and added the end of some stock we needed to use up. Our house smelled amazing and it was a perfect bowl of comfort.