Sausage Cabbage Casserole

Sausage Cabbage Casserole

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There’s something comforting about this cabbage and smoked sausage combo that makes this dish suitable for winter-time family dinners. Even if you’re not a big fan of cabbage, you’ll appreciate the melt-in-your mouth flavors in this simple and quick dish. And at only about 280 calories per serving, you can enjoy it guilt-free alongside your favorite keto side dish.

Sausage Cabbage Casserole

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp butter
  • 1 small head cabbage, shredded
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 14oz. can cherry tomatoes
  • 10oz. smoked sausage, cut into half moons
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Parsley, for garnish

Instructions:

instructions

  • 1Preheat oven to 400F.
  • 2Heat olive oil and butter in a skillet.
  • 3Add the bell pepper, cabbage, onion, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 4Cook for 10 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • 5Stir in the cherry tomatoes together with the juice. Finally, add the smoked sausage.
  • 6Simmer for around 10 minutes.
  • 7Once cooked, transfer to a casserole dish and top with the shredded mozzarella.
  • 8Bake for around 15-20 minutes or until golden.
  • 9Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve warm.

About the ingredients

Because this is a fairly simple dish to make, with very few flavorings, it’s important that you choose quality ingredients to bring out the best of flavors. When buying smoked sausage, check the label for soy, potato starch, beef protein, and preservatives. Go for natural sausages containing only pork (or beef) and spices. When buying cabbage, choose heads with compact leaves and that feel heavy for their size. The outer leaves should have a deep color, be shiny, and not have any discoloration.

Health Benefits

Since this is a cabbage-based dish, it comes with many health benefits associated with cruciferous vegetables. Researches found that cruciferous vegetables are particularly high in antioxidant phytochemicals found to help prevent cancer. Cabbage is also a good source of vitamin K, folate, and fiber.

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