If you are stuck for what to make for dinner tonight, how about a stir fry? A stir fry is a convenient meal idea as you can use any combination of ingredients including leftovers you might have lying around the kitchen.

Stir-frying is also a healthy way to prepare a meal. The food reaches a tender-crisp consistency that preserves the nutrients and, since only a small amount of oil is required, the fat content is low.

You can make a stir fry with various ingredients, but we just love the taste of this sausage, potato and cabbage stir fry. Read on to find out how it is made.

Sausage Cabbage Stir Fry

To make the recipe, start by browning 1 lb. sausage in a skillet. Drain excess drippings.

Next, add about 3 cups of peeled and cubed potatoes to the skillet. Carrots are an optional ingredient and, if you choose to include them, you will want to use 4 carrots sliced thin or diced.

Stir up the brown drippings from the bottom of the skillet and mix them through the meat and vegetables. Cover and cook until vegetables are almost tender.  

Add 6 cups of coarsely chopped cabbage. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Cover and cook 5 to 8 minutes until vegetables are tender, stirring frequently to prevent sticking.

This is a great dish to serve your family as it does not require any sides. With many food groups represented, the sausage and potatoes make the meal hearty while the vegetables add a light, flavorful taste.

And while stir-frying is a healthy way to prepare any meal, the vegetables in this dish make a nice, healthy addition.

Carrots are rich in antioxidants and fiber. They are known for boosting eye health and lowering cholesterol levels.

Potatoes are rich in fiber and vitamins C and B6. They are recommended for boosting heart health.

Cabbage is high in fiber and antioxidants making it ideal for the prevention of heart disease, certain types of cancer and vision loss.

While sausage may not be the healthiest meat, it does contain its share of vitamins and minerals making it part of a healthy diet when eaten in moderation.

Sausage and Potatoes

Sausage and potatoes have been the staples of many meals dating back to before the 15th century when the word sausage first originated. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the two ingredients are often used together in a variety of dishes.

While our stir fry recipe is a favorite, here is another meal you can make with sausage and potatoes.

20 Minute Sausage and Potatoes

To make this recipe, start by placing 1 lb. baby Yukon golden potatoes on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave 2 minutes on one side and 2-3 on the other until tender. Cut into quarters.

Finely chop 2 tbsp. shallots and one large red pepper.

Add one tbsp butter and one tbsp oil to pot and heat on medium until butter is melted.

Add in shallot and stir for one minute. Then add in 1 tsp minced garlic and stir for 20-30 seconds. Add one tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp. paprika, ½ tsp. roasted garlic powder, ¼ tsp. onion powder and the red pepper. Cook while stirring with a wooden spoon 3-4 minutes.

Take one 13 ounces smoked hardwood sausage and cut into coins. (You can use turkey sausage for a healthier alternative). Cook 2-4 minutes, then combine all ingredients and cook until veggies are crisp-tender, butter is melted and sausage is heated through. Add salt, pepper, and any additional spices and seasonings to taste.

Serve topped with freshly chopped parsley or parmesan cheese if desired.

You can also add a creamy Dijon sauce for dipping if desired. This can be made by combining 1/3 cup whole grain mustard, 3 tbsp. mayo and one tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice.

But no matter how you slice it, (pun intended) sausage, potatoes, and carrots make a great base for any meal. They are healthy, hearty, and with a variety of food groups included, you just can’t go wrong. How will you be combining these ingredients to make a meal that is sure to please your hungry crew tonight? 

If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure to check out our Summertime Chicken and our Olive Oil Garlic Chicken.

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Sausage, Potato, and Cabbage Stir-Fry Recipe

  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


If you are stuck for what to make for dinner tonight, how about a stir fry? A stir fry is a convenient meal idea as you can use any combination of ingredients including leftovers you might have lying around the kitchen.


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 3 to 4 potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 3 cups)
  • 4 carrots, sliced thin or diced (optional)
  • ½ cup water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 cups coarsely chopped cabbage


  1. Brown sausage in a large skillet. Drain off drippings.
  2. Add potatoes, carrots if you wish and water to the meat in skillet.
  3. Stir up the browned drippings from the bottom of skillet and mix through the meat and vegetables.
  4. Cover and cook until vegetables are almost tender.
  5. Add cabbage and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Cover and cook 5-8 minutes or until cabbage and potatoes are tender, stirring several times to prevent sticking.
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stir-Frying
  • Cuisine: Fusion

Keywords: sausage cabbage stir fry, sausage and potatoes