Sausage, potatoes, onions, and cabbage

I have posted many simple recipes on my blog over the years, but this one could possibly be one of the simplest.  It’s a one dish meal of sausage, potatoes, onions, and cabbage.  If you can use a knife to spend five minutes to cut a few vegetables, then you can definitely make this meal.  It’s a perfect meal on a weeknight when you have chores to accomplish, homework to help the kids with, or you just want to spend some time flopping on the couch when you’ve pushed yourself to the limit for the day.  Yeah we all have days like that.

Motivation to cook is just not there.  You don’t have it in you to stand over the stove and saute anything.  You can’t bare the thought of washing multiple dishes.  You’re just done.

That was me a few days ago.  I was tapped out. I was done.


Dinner still need to be made though.  Why do they have to eat three times a day?  Normally I would consider caving and go out to eat, but my hubby was gone and my youngest wasn’t feeling well so mama had to plow through.  Out of necessity, I came up with this simple little dish and everyone was happy and fed.  No it’s not my most prized meal that I’ve ever made.  No it’s not gourmet.  No it won’t win any culinary awards.  No it doesn’t even really require a recipe.

Yes it was tasty.  Yes it was nutritious.  Yes it was filling.  Yes we all happily ate.  Yes it was easy and took very little hands on time.  I call that a win.  Most of the time when I make meals like this I think they aren’t worthy to publish, but then I remember that you are regular people just like me and may need a little inspiration for when you just need to get dinner on the table with as little work as possible.

Grab a fork.  Dig in.

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Sausage with potatoes, onions, and cabbage
A simple supper that only takes a few minutes to put together. It all bakes in one dish for easy clean up too!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
1480 calories
170 g
173 g
67 g
62 g
22 g
1943 g
1973 g
13 g
1 g
39 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1480
Calories from Fat 601
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 67g
Saturated Fat 22g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 29g
Cholesterol 173mg
Sodium 1973mg
Total Carbohydrates 170g
Dietary Fiber 35g
Sugars 13g
Protein 62g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1.5 lb fingerling potatoes, small red potatoes, or another soft skinned waxy potato
  2. 1 small head of cabbage
  3. 1 onion
  4. olive oil
  5. 4-6 sausages of choice (mine were a chicken sausage)
  6. salt and pepper to taste
  7. herbs (optional)
  1. Drizzle some olive oil in the bottom of a deep 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Cut potatoes in halves or quarters and place in baking dish.
  3. Cut cabbage and onions into small chunked wedges and arrange within potatoes.
  4. Drizzle more olive oil over vegetables.
  5. Liberally season with salt and pepper and herbs if desired.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.
  7. Add sausages on top, cover with foil or baking dish cover and bake for another 15-20 minutes.
  8. Remove foil and bake until potatoes are soft and sausages are heated through.
  9. Note: If using uncooked sausages, add to baking dish earlier and cook for longer. Mine were fully cooked sausages and just needed to be heated through.
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  1. Ayla May 11, 2017 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    I would have never thought of this! Delicious! Thank you.

    • Tara Buss May 11, 2017 at 11:12 pm - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Vanessa September 10, 2017 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    This was a good recipe. This is the 1st time trying it baked. I’m used to it being in the skillet. Very good with olive oil.

  3. Diane December 15, 2017 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Thank you, this looks great. This will be tomorrow’s dinner. I may add quartered apples. Your black bean and corn salad will be today’s lunch.
    I really like your site-I don’t have to wade through multiple pics of. every. step. to get to the recipe and your intros are well-written and to the point and don’t have an over-abundance of exclamation points. I look forward to exploring more of your recipes and ideas.

    • Tara Buss December 15, 2017 at 3:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the feedback, Diane. Happy cooking!

  4. DAWN WELLS March 3, 2018 at 5:11 pm - Reply


    I thought about a Polish dish with Cabbage a week ago. Bought all ingredients. I was googling Polish cabbage and potatoes recipe, when I came across your recipe. I am trying it, I was going to do on stove top, however oven is a great idea, A time saver……….I also added pieces of garlic, as sausage is a garlic sausage….I also added some carrot of different color, slice in chunky sticks…. YUM….. Great idea for a one pan quick meal, and healthy too. Thanks Much Tara

    Dawn in Des Plaines, Illinois

    • Tara Buss March 6, 2018 at 8:54 am - Reply

      Sounds great, Dawn!

  5. Bob Evans April 8, 2018 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    I received a flyer from my local krogers store so I looked up a recipe and followed yours I used bratwurst potatoes onions peppers cabbage and apple slices turned out great thank you ma’am

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