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Crockpot Sausage and Cabbage (Gluten Free)

Sausage & Cabbage for the slow cooker - gluten free

One of my favorite recipes for cabbage involves my slow cooker! This recipe is quick to throw together and delightful to eat. Enjoy this easy and healthy Crockpot Sausage and Cabbage Recipe!

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One way I keep my budget low is to buy what’s cheapest when it’s cheapest. I use the EWG’s Dirty Dozen/Clean 15 list prioritize my organic purchases.

I like cabbage a lot, and I like it even better since it’s on the Clean 15 List and often very cheap! I’ve found that cabbage hits rock bottom prices around St. Patty’s Day for some reason. Watch for cheap cabbage in March!

crockpot sausage and cabbage

Crockpot Sausage and Cabbage Recipe

I’ve been making this recipe for Sausage and Cabbage in my crockpot for a long time. I found the original recipe on but I can’t find the original source anymore – and I’ve since adapted the recipe to fit my family’s needs.

It’s easy and delicious and perfect for busy days because you can just throw the ingredients in the slow cooker and forget about them. It’s also naturally gluten-free and so just about anyone can eat it!

Crockpot Sausage and Cabbage - Gluten Free Slow Cooker Recipe
Yield: 8

Crockpot Sausage and Cabbage

Crockpot Sausage and Cabbage

A quick, easy, cheap and healthy dinner idea. This crockpot sausage and cabbage recipe is sure to be a hit in your life, if you like cabbage of course!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 3 seconds
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes 3 seconds


  • 1 small head cabbage, coarsely shredded
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds organic kielbasa
  • 1 cup apple juice or water works just as well, honestly
  • 1 TBS dijon mustard
  • 1 TBS apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 large potatoes, diced
  • 2-3 large carrots, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Layer the cabbage, onion, potatoes, carrots, and sausage in a 5 or 6 qt. crockpot.
  2. Whisk together the juice, mustard, vinegar and pour over crockpot ingredients.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. (My crockpot cooks it faster than that - it's usually ready after only 4-6 hours instead so prepare to adjust the time depending on your crock pot.)
  4. I've also cooked it on high for 1 hour and then on low for 3-4 hours when I forget to get it ready earlier in the day.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 520Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 1318mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 18g

Nutritional data is not always correct.

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I love this recipe because it is quick, frugal and delicious. My crockpot is my work horse! If you’re looking for a good slow cooker, I highly recommend this  Hamilton Beach 6 qt version.

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Monday 21st of March 2022

The first time I made this, the carrots turned out a little mushy so, I started leaving the crock pot on the "warm" setting and cooking for 10-12 hours, turns out perfect every time! Just wanted to share, in case you're like us and like a little more bite to your veggies!


Saturday 23rd of January 2021

My husband wanted the sausage done separately and I have leftover mashed potatoes. I mixed the cabbage, onion, and carrot in my crockpot. I put 1 cup of chicken broth with 3T melted bacon fat, 1T apple cider vinegar, and salt and pepper in with it. It smells wonderful. I usually don’t change recipes and comment, however this recipe inspired me. We have a great sausage to use that we didn’t want it’s flavour affected. We’ll put the cabbage ... over our potatoes.


Sunday 24th of January 2021

Sounds delicious! I'm glad you were inspired. :-)

Suzanne F.

Thursday 4th of June 2020

I am making this recipe today. Pretty much the same ingredients but I added some bacon, celery and chopped tomatoes(we are fixing to leave for 2 weeks, so I am trying to use stuff up). I also started off cooking the chopped bacon and then browned the chopped onions in the grease. Then I also browned the sausage , then about 1/2 of the cabbage. I kinds layered everything, but as it started cookin, I stirred all together, smells SO yummy - ca’t wait to ear tonight. Thanks for a “guide” recipe to start with! Your original post was quite a while back, so don’t know if you will even get this message. I also took some photos but do not see where/how to post them.


Friday 15th of April 2016

How many people does this feed?

Michelle Marine

Friday 15th of April 2016

Hi Leslie, It feeds my family of 6 with a few leftovers. :-)


Tuesday 12th of May 2015

o do my own freezer bag meals on the weekend for the work week. Could you throw all ingredients in a ziplock freezer bag. Freeze and dump in crock pot?

Michelle Marine

Tuesday 12th of May 2015

Hi Charli, I have never tried to freeze cabbage so I'm not sure how it would work. I'm afraid that cabbage would get very watery. Also, potatoes don't freeze all that well either - they sometimes turn black after thawing. If you try it though, come back and let me know!

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