Here it is the middle of January and you must be saying to yourself, can I get a good cabbage side dish recipe?!? I know, no one is really saying that, but you are going to be surprised with this one. Cabbage is a somewhat underutilized winter vegetable, and this cabbage and sausage side dish will help you discover how tasty it can be. With only four main ingredients, you’ll be amazed with how much flavor is packed into this simple little dish that’s ready in about 15 minutes.

As a side note, here’s your fun fact for the day – A thick-witted person can be called a cabbagehead. In Hebrew, the term “rosh kruv” (cabbagehead) implies stupidity. Feel free to use that one the next time you are looking for a unique (and funny) insult to use. You could even go as far as to call someone a stupid cabbagehead, which is the equivalent to calling someone a stupid stupidhead.

You know sometimes when you get so mad you can’t even think straight or come up with an intelligent word to say? The next time you get that way just blurt out STUPID CABBAGEHEAD!! Problem solved!

Ok I digress, back to the cabbage.


Sometimes a side dish is so good, it almost steals the show. That’s the case with this cabbage and sausage side dish. And it’s simple, simple, simple. That’s why we love it. Just cook up the cabbage, add in the apple, pre-cooked sausage and some seasonings and you’re done! Oh I almost forgot, top it with some bacon bits. Bacon, yay!

Toss this cabbage and sausage side dish together to go with your next meal, and let us know how you like it by leaving a comment below. Also, take a picture and tag it on Instagram @realsimplegood so we can check it out!

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Cabbage and Sausage Side Dish

With only four ingredients, you'll be amazed by how much flavor is packed into this simple cabbage and sausage side dish that is ready in about 15 minutes.


  • 2 pieces bacon, - diced
  • 1/2 medium cabbage, - chopped
  • 1/4 onion, - diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 apple, - cored and sliced
  • 3 pre-cooked sausages, - sliced
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar


  • Over medium-high heat cook your bacon pieces until they start to get crispy.
  • Remove from heat and place on a paper towel covered plate to cool.
  • In the same pan, add the cabbage, onion, garlic powder and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in the apple, sausage the apple cider vinegar. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Sprinkle the cooked bacon on top.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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