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You only need one pot and about 10 minutes of prep for this easy Dump-and-Bake Sausage and Cabbage Dinner! The hands-off recipe is a cozy and delicious meal for busy nights!

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Maybe it’s the Russian and Polish blood running through my veins, but I just love cabbage! If you appreciate the slightly sweet, nutritious, crunchy veggie as much as I do, then you’ve come to the right place…

Kielbasa potatoes and cabbage come together in this easy dinner for Sausage and Cabbage!

How to Prepare this Easy Sausage and Cabbage Dinner:

Time is precious, and very few of us have the luxury of spending hours in the kitchen each night to get dinner on the table for our family. That’s where a simple one pot meal like this kielbasa and cabbage comes in!

You can literally slice the ingredients, dump them in a pot, and basically forget about them for the next 45 minutes. Don’t you just love that idea?

I used my biggest Dutch oven to accommodate all of the raw cabbage, onion, potatoes, sliced kielbasa, and diced tomatoes. It looks full, but don’t worry — the vegetables will shrink drastically as they cook!

Sausage and Cabbage Dinner is an easy one pot meal!

Step #2: Prepare the Sauce for your Sausage and Cabbage Dinner.

Just whisk together balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, and tomato soup to form a basic sauce. Dump it into the pot, cover with a lid, and stick the pot in the oven to bake for about 45 minutes (or until the veggies are tender).

I like to stir my pot about halfway through, just to ensure even cooking.

Sauce for sausage and cabbage dinner recipe

The next thing you know, you’ll have a warm, comforting dinner to serve your family — and boy is it good.

This flavor combination reminds me a lot of my Polish grandmother’s stuffed cabbage rolls (which I turned into a dump-and-bake casserole), but my version is obviously SO MUCH EASIER.

Bowl of kielbasa sausage and cooked cabbage for an easy dinner recipe

Cooking cabbage doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming!

Whether it’s a Sunday supper that you serve to your family on a lazy fall evening, or just a quick throw-together weeknight meal at the end of a busy work day, I have no doubt that this Dump-and-Bake Sausage and Cabbage Dinner will suit your schedule, your lifestyle, and your tastebuds.

It might just remind you of your grandmother, too!

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Dump-and-Bake Sausage and Cabbage Dinner

4.83 from 17 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 340 kcal
You only need one pot and about 10 minutes of prep for this easy Dump-and-Bake Sausage and Cabbage Dinner!


  • 1 medium head of cabbage, shredded
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 red potatoes, peeled and diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 (13 ounce) package smoked kielbasa sausage, sliced into rounds
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can petite-diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup condensed tomato soup, NOT diluted
  • For garnish: chopped fresh parsley


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a large Dutch oven (or other oven-safe pot) with cooking spray.
  • Place cabbage, onion, potatoes, sausage, garlic, salt, and diced tomatoes in the pot.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, and condensed soup. Pour over cabbage mixture and gently stir to combine. 
  • Cover with a lid and bake for 45 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. I like to stir the pot halfway through the cooking time just to ensure even cooking.
  • Garnish with parsley just before serving.


Cooking Just for Two? Cut the ingredients in half and prepare the dinner in a smaller baking dish. The rest of the cooking instructions remain the same.


Serving: 1/6 of the recipeCalories: 340kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 13gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 1222mgPotassium: 1113mgFiber: 6gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 390IUVitamin C: 74.7mgCalcium: 108mgIron: 3.3mg
Keyword: cabbage recipe, kielbasa, sausage
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Blair Lonergan

Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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  1. 4 stars
    Lovely sounding recipe & I had all ingredients on hand. I’m confident it will taste delicious but after an hour at 400F it’s still not cooked! ( crunchy cabbage & hard potatoes) I’ve bumped the temp up to 425 for an additional 30 minutes. I shredded the cabbage finely just as I would for Casserole Cabbage Rolls & used baby potatoes 1/2ed.

    1. Wanda…never met a recipe yet that cooks in the time stated! You could put cabbage and potatoes in the microwave for 5 or so minutes, then follow the recipe. Potatoes need at least 1 1/2 hours if not par boiled first.

      1. Hello Blair, Do you have a recommendation as a sub for the tomato soup I am allergic to them. But this recipient looks and sounds amazing I’m eager to try it.

        1. Hi! If you’re allergic to tomatoes, you can substitute with another condensed soup (like cream of mushroom or cream of celery). It will obviously give the dish a different flavor and a creamy texture, but it should still “work.” 🙂

        2. I have found the pureed butternut squash is a great substitute for tomato sauce in nearly ANY recipe. I even use diced butternut squash to replace diced tomatoes and I’ve had people not even notice the difference.

  2. 5 stars
    I made the dump sausage and cabbage tonight. My husband NEVER makes a comment but he loved this dish! I loved it because it was chop, dump and eat PLUS being delicious. Did not change a thing. So happy I found your site!!

  3. 5 stars
    I actually made this in my crockpot and it turned out wonderful, my husband and I love it and are making it again for the weekend. I did render some bacon in the crock before adding the other items and it just added more flavor, yum. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    I made this in the crockpot, and it was absolutely amazing! I set it on low for about 7 hours, and it turned out beautifully. It was a huge hit with our family, and I will definitely be making it again! Thanks for a delicious recipe … perfect for a cold night!

      1. Yes, that should work fine! One medium head of cabbage yields about 8 – 8.5 cups of shredded cabbage.