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Keto Sausage and Cabbage Skillet – Easy to Make Ready in 15!

Delicious Keto Sausage and Cabbage Recipe – QUICK & EASY!

Who loves them some Irish food? I had no idea what I was getting into when I went to an Ireland tourism dinner. Irish food? I mean, I celebrate St. Patrick’s day – but not with the food (the beer, yes the green beer!) Who knew?

Smoked Sausage and Cabbage Skillet

We made this delicious smoked sausage dish with cabbage and learned it was Irish. I’ll take it!


So the low carb sausage and cabbage recipe that we are sharing today is HOT in more ways than one. It’s a cheap keto meal that we will show you how to make in one pan, a skillet!

You can make this dish in less than 15 minutes. It requires minimal ingredients, and it’s so easy that you can teach your kids to make it. 

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Keto Sausage and Cabbage Recipe

Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Sausage and Cabbage skillet - a low carb Irish dish that is hot, fulfilling, cheap to make and can be made in less than 15 minutes! Perfect for St. Patrick's day or anytime you are wanting a low net carb count keto meal!

We are using pre-cooked smoked sausage in our version but if you are smoking sausage or have leftovers - you can use it in this dish! We use approximately 12 oz of smoked sausage.


  • Pre-cooked Smoked Sausage Rope (approximately 12 oz)
  • 2 Cups of Cabbage
  • 1/3 Butter
  • 2 TSP Garlic Powder
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 1 TSP Pepper
  • 4-6 Bay Leaves


  1. Cut smoked sausage rope into bite size pieces
  2. Wash and tear cabbage head into desired bite size (see post for info on cabbage)
  3. Melt butter into a skillet
  4. Season butter with garlic and place bay leaves into butter
  5. Cook pre-cooked smoked sausage in butter for 2 minutes, brown each side
  6. After smoked sausage is cooked, toss in cabbage pieces
  7. Salt and pepper cabbage, add more garlic if desired
  8. Cover sausage and cabbage for 5 minutes - toss as needed
  9. Cook until cabbage is cooked to desired density
  10. Smoked sausage should be 165 degrees F
  11. Dish smoked sausage and cabbage onto bowls or plates and enjoy!


Suggestion: Jazz up this keto sausage and cabbage recipe even more by adding BACON! Before you put in your sausage, cook a few slices of bacon. Use some of the bacon grease to cook your sausage and cabbage for extra flavor.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 849mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

Let’s Talk Cabbage

You can buy a head of cabbage for around $2 and it will give you plenty of cabbage for this meal! 

Do You Have to Wash Cabbage?

Yes, girl – you need to wash that cabbage. You can just use water – or use a vegetable wash

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keto cabbage

Don’t miss our huge list of keto vegetables, a great resource for knowing the best veggies to make!

Wash and Tear

Take your head of cabbage and wash is thoroughly. Next, cut in half and then I prefer the tearing technique. I just tear out chunks of the cabbage to the preferred cabbage chunk size. 

Angel Hair Cabbage

Another option is to purchase angel hair cabbage in the bag salad area in the produce department. Angel hair cabbage is a staple on my grocery list (especially when I go to Trader Joes, it’s under $2!) I substitute angel hair cabbage for lettuce often in my taco bowls and other low carb dishes. The crunchy taste is delicious and has a low net carb count!

Smoke Sausage or Pre-Cooked Smoked Sausage?

Let’s talk sausage. Do you smoke your sausage or buy pre-cooked smoked sausage? As much as I love the taste of smoke sausage, fresh out of the smoker – I am a mom of 4 kids. So unfortunately, the majority of the time I am on team pre-cooked smoked sausage. 

BBQ Joint Smoked Sausage

If you are looking for a good smoked sausage and don’t mind paying a little more than an Eckrich smoked sausage or Hillshire Farm sausage – considering visiting a BBQ joint and picking up a smoked sausage freshly smoked!

Sausage and Cabbage Keto Recipe

We hope you enjoyed this low carb, keto sausage and cabbage recipe! It’s super easy and delicious. Let us know if you make this. 

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