Spicy Baked Cabbage

Do you like cabbage?  I love it!  I first ate this dish when I was pregnant with my third child.  I hadn’t felt like eating, let alone cooking for several months.  We attended a potluck dinner at a lady’s home with several families from church.  I remember thinking this spicy cabbage served with fried apples was about the best thing I’d ever eaten!  She shared her recipe with me and it has been made dozens of times ever since!

This dish has a tendency to be a little runny, so be sure to cook your cabbage as in the directions rather than boiling it.  Frying it in the skillet will take out some of that excess water found in the cabbage.  Melted cheddar cheese and spicy hot sausage make this one delicious side dish!

If you like cabbage already, I hope you love this recipe.  If you don’t think you like it, you should give it a try.  You just might change your mind!

Potluck 012 Ingredients:

  • 1 pound hot pork sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 large head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs


Heat oil in large skillet.

Add cabbage and onions, cooking until softened.

Add sausage, 2 tablespoons of butter, mushroom soup, cheese, salt and pepper, mixing well.

Transfer mixture to baking dish.

In small bowl, melt 1-2 tablespoons of butter.

Add fresh bread crumbs, coating well.

Sprinkle buttered crumbs on top of cabbage mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until hot & bubbly.






  1. Monica dragutinovich says:

    I’d love to try you’re recipe, but am unclear on the pork sausage you recommend. I’m from the Midwest and wonder if not pork sausage is sold in bulk or links, from a manufacturer or the butcher. Can you help me out here?

    • Kim says:

      Sorry I wasn’t clear. I use the 1 pound bulk sausage that comes in a roll and can be bought from any grocery store. It’s just like the breakfast sausage I buy except in the hot rather than mild. Hope that helps.

      • Monica dragutinovich says:

        Thanks. My mom and I were even wondering if you meant hot Italian sausage. I can’t wait to try this recipe on my husband soon.

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