Polish-American Sausage, Cabbage, and Potato Casserole Recipe

Sausages on barbecue grill
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
686 Calories
24g Fat
97g Carbs
27g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 686
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 1732mg 75%
Total Carbohydrate 97g 35%
Dietary Fiber 16g 56%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 166mg 828%
Calcium 228mg 18%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 2278mg 48%
*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.)

This Polish-American sausage-cabbage-potato casserole recipe is a one-pot dish that comes together quickly and is perfect for tailgating, Super Bowl parties, and informal entertaining. It's even better reheated, so it's perfect for school night dinners. If push came to shove, we suppose you could call it zapiekanka z kielbasa, kapusty, ziemniaków, but it's really something we came up with on the fly. This can be as rugged as you like―leave the potatoes and apples unpeeled―or soignée. Either way, it's a winner.


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 large onions, coarsely chopped

  • 1 medium head cabbage, coarsely chopped or shredded

  • 2 red-skinned apples, cored and sliced 1/2-inch-thick, peels can be left on, if desired

  • 2 large russet potatoes, parboiled for 5 minutes, peels can be left on if desired and coarsely chopped; save the cooking water

  • 1 tablespoon seasoning (Vegeta or Maggi)

  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds, or to taste

  • 1 pound  smoked Polish sausage, skin removed, if desired, cut into 6 pieces and scored diagonally 3 times

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large, Dutch oven or skillet with a lid, sauté onion in butter over medium heat until translucent. Then, without stirring, add cabbage and sprinkle evenly with Vegeta or Maggi seasoning. Add apples, caraway, and pepper without stirring. Top with sausage and 1 cup of the cooking water from potatoes. Cover. When the water begins to boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.

  2. Uncover and mix all ingredients together. Replace cover and simmer 10 minutes more. Remove the cover and test for doneness of the cabbage. If there are too many juices, cook over low heat until reduced. But the pan juices are delicious when sopped up with rye bread.