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Fried Cabbage and Sausage Skillet with Pierogis

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November 2, 2022 | Author: Ashley McCrary

This fried cabbage and sausage recipe features beef kielbasa, crispy fried cabbage, & savory pierogis in an easy, 20-minute skillet dinner.

a close-up shot of cabbage and sausage skillet with pierogis in a stainless steel skillet

What Makes This Recipe Work

If you’re looking for quick and easy, kid-friendly dinners, this Fried Cabbage and Sausage Skillet is it! Beef kielbasa, crispy fried cabbage, and savory pierogies make a 20-minute skillet dinner that is perfect for busy weeknights.

This skillet dinner is also a great way to introduce cabbage to picky eaters! It’s crispy, tasty, and full of flavor thanks to the juicy beef kielbasa. Serve by itself, with a salad, mashed potatoes, or rice.

Ingredient Notes

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Frozen Pierogies: These are easy to find in the frozen section. They come with all different fillings. Choose whichever one you prefer.

Cabbage: Get one head of cabbage or a bag of already shredded cabbage if you prefer.

Beef Kielbasa: This sausage will come in one large link or several smaller links. Cut it into thin slices for easy cooking.

Recipe Step by Step

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  1. Cook Sausage/Cabbage: Add 1 tablespoon of butter to a skillet and add in the garlic and allow to cook for 20
    seconds. Next, add in the sausage and sauté until it’s browned on both sides. Remove and set aside. In the same skillet (do not wipe it out), add the shredded cabbage and onions. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender.
  2. Cook Pierogies: Brown the pierogies in a non-stick pan with butter. Brown on both sides for
    about 6- 8 minutes per side.
  3. Combine: Place the pierogies and cooked kielbasa in with the cabbage. Enjoy!
an overhead view of cabbage and sausage skillet with pierogis in a stainless steel skillet

Mac’s Pro Tips

Storage: Store your leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Reheating: This recipe reheats nicely in the microwave for 2-3 minutes or over medium heat on the stovetop for 5-7 minutes.

How to Serve: Serve by itself or with mashed potatoes, rice, or a side salad.

Recipe FAQs

Fried Cabbage and Sausage Skillet with Pierogis: FAQs

How do you keep cabbage crispy?

Salt! To keep cabbage from getting soggy, make sure you use enough salt. This will draw out the water and allow the cabbage to crisp nicely.

Should cabbage be soaked before cooking?

While you don’t have to soak your cabbage for this skillet, it does help it stay crispy and perky. Make sure you drain it completely before cooking.

Is this skillet recipe low-carb?

By themselves, fried cabbage and sausage are low carb, however, the pierogis are not. If you want a keto-friendly skillet, omit the pierogis and serve it with a keto-friendly side dish.

How to cook kielbasa

I like to slice the kielbasa and pan-fry it because every piece gets a nice crispy edge. You can cook it whole, but it won’t get as crispy.

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a closeup of pierogis in a fried cabbage and sausage skillet

Fried Cabbage and Sausage Skillet with Pierogis

This delicious recipe features beef kielbasa, crispy fried cabbage, & savory pierogis in an easy, 20-minute skillet dinner. 

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 16 oz package frozen pierogies
  • 1 24 oz package beef kielbasa or beef sausage of choice
  • 1 medium head of cabbage, shredded
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

Instructions

  1. Cook Sausage/Cabbage: Add 1 tablespoon of butter to a skillet and add in the garlic and allow to cook for 20 seconds. Next, add in the sausage and sauté until it’s browned on both sides. Remove and set aside. In the same skillet (do not wipe it out), add the shredded cabbage and onions. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender.
  2. Cook Pierogis: Brown the pierogis in a non-stick pan with butter. Brown on both sides for
    about 6- 8 minutes per side.
  3. Combine: Place the pierogis and cooked kielbasa in with the cabbage. Enjoy!

Notes

Storage: Store your leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Reheating: This recipe reheats nicely in the microwave for 2-3 minutes or over medium heat on the stovetop for 5-7 minutes.

How to Serve: Serve by itself or with mashed potatoes, rice, or a side salad.

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Polish

 

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Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

About Me

Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!