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Cajun Smothered Cabbage in a gold rimmed bowl

Incredibly Moreish Cajun Smothered Cabbage!

This Cajun Smothered Cabbage is the BEST way to enjoy cabbage! Tender cabbage and vegetables cooked down with some Andouille Sausage produces a mouthwatering side OR main course!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Cajun
Servings 6 as a side


  • Large skillet with a cover


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil can use olive oil
  • 1 small cabbage around 1.5 lbs chopped
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 3 ts minced garlic
  • 12 oz Andouille sausage cut up into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Cajun seasoning use your favorite Cajun seasoning to taste!
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Turn your stove to medium high and add oil to your skillet. Once hot, add the sausage and cook (stirring often) until the sausage is a light brown color (about 5-10 minutes). Remove the sausage and place on paper towels to drain. At this point you can remove some of the drippings but I like to leave this in for extra flavor!
    cut up pieces of andouille sausage being cooked in a skillet
  • Turn down the heat to medium and add the garlic and Trinity (green bell pepper, celery, and onion). Cook for around 3-4 minutes, stirring often.
    onion, green bell pepper, celery, and garlic in a skillet
  • Now add the cabbage, stir, and cook it down for around 5 minutes. Then return the sausage to the skillet and add the chicken broth and a pinch of each of your seasonings.
    cabbage, andouille sausage, green bell pepper, celery and onion in a skillet
  • Bring to the boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer and cover. Simmer for around 30 minutes, checking every 10 minutes or so and giving it a stir. At the end of cooking time, taste and adjust the seasonings by adding more Cajun seasoning, salt, and/or pepper to your tastes.
    cabbage, andouille sausage, green bell pepper, celery and onion in a skillet


Enjoy this absolutely delicious Cajun Smothered Cabbage as a main course served with some rice!  Or, serve it as a mouthwatering side dish.
It's sure to become a family favorite!  
Keyword budget friendly, cabbage, one pot dish