Fried cabbage with smoked sausage! This quick low carb recipe is a weeknight favorite in our house! #lowcarb #keto #easy #recipe

Fried Cabbage with Sausage

This fried cabbage recipe comes together quickly and makes a great lunch! Be sure to brown the sausage nicely for extra flavor.

Per serving: 304 calories, 24g fat, 12g protein, 13g carbs, 5g fiber = 8 net carbs

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 304 kcal


  • 12 ounces smoked sausage
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium head cabbage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Slice the smoked sausage into thin rounds.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a dutch oven or large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage to the skillet and cook, stirring often, until sausage is browned on both sides, about 4 minutes.

  3. Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and cook 3 more minutes to soften onions. 

  4. Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the skillet along with the cabbage and sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

  5. Cook the cabbage, stirring constantly, until it becomes tender, about 10 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately.

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Recipe Notes

The lowest carb smoked sausage I've found is Hillshire Farms Naturals, but any variety you love will work. Macros are calculated based on 1 carb per 2 ounces of smoked sausage.