Try This Delicious Fried Cabbage And Sausage Recipe – THM S

Black Eyed Peas and Cabbage

Did you all have a good New Year’s Eve and Day? Do you ring in the New Year with cabbage and black eyed peas? We do every year. I’m not superstitious, but, my mother-in-law swears by black eyed peas and cabbage on New Years Day and I’m happy to oblige. I LOVE me some cabbage so I’m all in! I have a yummy fried cabbage and sausage recipe for you. This is how I usually fix mine for New Years Day.

Fried Cabbage and Smoked Sausage

This recipe is incredibly easy, makes a full meal on it’s own, and can be done in about 20 – 30 minutes! For those of use that follow Trim Healthy Mama, it will be an S (satisfying fat meal) due to the sausage. This can also be cooked on the grill and I’ll tell you how! Our electricity went out at 9am on NY Day so we ended up using our grill.

We tried to use the inverter for our truck and cook my black eyed peas in the Instant Pot but it couldn’t carry the current. So we ended up buying canned black eyed peas and heating them on the burner to our turkey fryer. This entire meal ended up being camp cooked but it tasted delicious and made for a great New Years memory!

Camp cooking Black Eyed Peas

We could have used the Coleman stove or grill but we had a pretty large pot full so we used the bigger burner. I also used it to make fried cornbread in the cast iron skillet. The day was not going well so it ended up with a bit more oil than I typically use. It tasted good, though.

Camp Cooking Fried Cornbread

Boy, what a day we had! The joys of living on a hilltop in the woods! 😂

This dish can, easily, be eaten on it’s own, in a bowl. Since it was New Years Day, we had it with black eyed peas.

I call this fried cabbage and sausage but it is sort of more boiled or steamed because it is actually “fried” in water! I use one head of cabbage, 2 skinless smoked sausages, 1 can of Rotel, salt and pepper to taste and a couple cups of water.

Chop the cabbage up. It doesn’t have to be small pieces. Just a course shop. Slice the sausages into bite sized pieces. Drain the Rotel. Mix all that in, either, a large skillet (I prefer cast iron) OR in a large disposable aluminum pan. The disposable pan is what we used on the grill.

Now, our grill is a flat top, so more of a griddle. But this would work on a regular grated grill as well, just keep the flame lower.

Fried Cabbage and Smoked Sausage
This was done on the grill instead of in a skillet, due to a power outage.

To cook it, either place everything, including the 2 cups of water, in a large skillet, season to taste and cook over medium heat until the water is gone and the cabbage is tender. You may have to add a bit more water if it starts to boil dry but the 2 cups usually is enough. For the grill, put it all in the large disposable aluminum pan, cover with aluminum foil and cook over low/medium flame until the cabbage is tender.

The smoked sausage cooks along with the cabbage and adds a ton of flavor!

Check out our 15 Bean and Sausage Soup recipe too!

Fried Cabbage and Sausage With Rotel

Black Eyed Peas and Cabbage

Fried Cabbage And Sausage

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  • 1 head Cabbage
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 2 packages Skinless Smoked Sausage
  • 2 cups Water
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Chop cabbage into bite sized pieces, rinse and drain
    Slice smoked sausage into bite sized pieces
    Drain Rotel
    Place all ingredients, including water, salt and pepper into large skillet
    Cook over medium heat until cabbage is tender and most of the water has been absorbed
Nutrition Note:These nutrition facts were calculated automatically by our recipe card and do not include sugar alcohols or net carbs. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of these nutrition facts but I believe the macros are actually lower than shown here.
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