Crockpot Kielbasa With Cabbage and Potatoes

Kielbasa with cabbage recipe

The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic

Prep: 8 mins
Cook: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 8 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
403 Calories
25g Fat
28g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 403
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 1012mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Protein 18g
Calcium 110mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Grab your favorite smoked sausage, because it's time to cook up a great meal. This slow cooker recipe is simple and pairs kielbasa with fresh cabbage, potato, and onion. It's a wholesome family meal that everyone will enjoy. 

This dish can be served on its own, or, to complete the meal, enjoy it with a simple side of rice or a home-baked beer rye bread.


  • 1/2 head of cabbage (coarsely sliced)
  • 1 medium potato (diced)
  • 1 large onion (halved and thinly sliced)
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds kielbasa (or a similar smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients kielbasa with cabbage
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  2. Cut up the cabbage, potato, and onion and place them in the slow cooker.

    Cut cabbage
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  3. Add the cut kielbasa along with the broth, salt, and caraway and mix it all together.

    Add kielbasa
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  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, or HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.

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  5. Serve with some sliced bread and enjoy!

    Kielbasa with cabbage
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Recipe Variations

  • Kielbasa is a Polish pork sausage, though you might find a turkey kielbasa at the market as well.
  • While it's preferred for this recipe and a great economical choice, feel free to use another smoked sausage if you have it. A smoked spicy andouille sausage would be excellent in this dish as well.

Other Kielbasa Meals You'll Enjoy

Kielbasa is one of the best-smoked sausages available for many reasons. First of all, it's relatively inexpensive, so it's a good choice for the budget conscious family.

The simple seasoning used in kielbasa makes it an ideal addition to everything from breakfast casseroles to sandwiches. You'll find that it is a tasty ingredient for any stew, soup, or roast you want to make as well. More dinner ideas for kielbasa include other recipes for the crockpot or slow cooker.