Fried Kielbasa & Cabbage

by Bailey Zygutis, Nutritionist, Vitruvian Fitness

I highly recommend this delicious and nutritious dish for a quick weeknight meal! Makes for a great low-carb meal alone or as a balanced meal served on top of rice.

  • 2 tbs Butter
  • 1 lb Kielbasa (uncured, no sugar added)
  • 1/2 head Cabbage
  • 1/2 Yellow onion
  • *2 tsp Cayenne pepper powder (to taste)
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tbs Pink salt

1. In large frying pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add kielbasa, sliced into medallions. Brown on each side, about 8 minutes total, then remove meat from pan.

2. Add remaining butter and diced onion. Sauté 3 to 4 minutes to begin to caramelize onion.

3. Add cabbage, thinly sliced. Sprinkle in seasonings, mix, then let cook for another 5 to 8 minutes or until cabbage is soft.

4. Combine cabbage mixture with kielbasa and enjoy!

Serves 4 | Time to Table 25-30 mins

*Please note that our print version says 1 tbsp of Cayenne pepper powder, which is how the recipe came to Prescott Healthy Living. 2 tsp, or to the cook’s preferred taste, may be a better measurement for the general Kielbasa fan.