Roasted Keilbasa With Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Something about this dish just makes it feel like an Oktoberfest meal.  I am not a big fan of smoked type sausages even though I am Polish, but making this in the oven made it feel milder and took away that harsh smoked sausage flavor that traditional kielbasa and sauerkraut has.  This is a perfect light lunch or dinner and would be perfect with potato pancakes or pierogies.

This was done on one sheet pan in no time flat.  I love the mix of savoy and red cabbage.  I usually use Savoy cabbage to make my homemade coleslaw as I find it is less sulfuric than traditional cabbage and doesn’t seem to cause as much gastric distress for my family!  This is a lovely dish to make for a lazy day supper or lunch, as it is done in no time flat, and once you slice the cabbage, apples and kielbasa you are done with it for the next 30 minutes.  I like to finish this with some white balsamic while it is just out of the oven and it makes it taste amazing.  Give this one a try you will wow your family and friends with this one pan wonder!  Promise.


Susan xoxo

Roasted Kielbasa With Sweet and Sour Cabbage

  • Servings: 5-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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An Oktoberfest fall dish, that's quick, easy, and so satisfying!

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Roasted Kielbasa With Sweet and Sour Cabbage  Credit:




  • 1 large head of savoy cabbage
  • 1 large head of red cabbage
  • 2 Granny Smith apples cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 lb. of Turkey or regular Kielbasa (I used turkey)
  • 1 tsp. of caraway seeds
  • 3 tbsp. of unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • 3 tbsp. of brown sugar
  • White Balsamic Vinegar about 1 tbsp.
  • EVOO
  • Kosher Salt and cracked black pepper to taste

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  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. Core and remove outer leaves of both heads of cabbage, slice thinly place on baking sheet.  Slice apples and place on top of cabbage, cut kielbasa on the bias, in thin slices, place on baking sheet, season with Kosher salt, cracked black pepper, sprinkle with brown sugar and  caraway seeds.  Drizzle EVOO.  Mix well to combine.  Dot with butter.
  3. Roast in oven for 30 minutes mixing occasionally.  Remove when cabbage is caramelized and kielbasa is roasted through.  Remove from oven and immediately drizzle with white balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar.  Serve on a plate or as a sandwich.  Serve with spicy mustard if desired.  Devour!


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