Hungry for Italian Sausage and Cabbage

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by PaulaG

This is an Italian twist on the ever popular Hungarian dish using cabbage and noodles. This is a delicious one dish meal bursting with flavor. Created for RSC #14.

Top Review by Chuck_Roast

This is excellent - so good in fact it may end up in the weekly rotation. I did use about half a small onion and half a fresh red bell pepper, both sliced and diced fine, instead of green onion and pimento - and Greek yogurt and sour cream in place of cr?me fresh. But good recipes are resilient.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the tortellini as per package directions, drain reserving 3 tablespoons cooking liquid.
  2. Place the sausages in boiling water and cook until firm, remove and cool until cool enough to handle. Thinly slice the sausage.
  3. Over medium heat, melt the butter and add olive oil, cook sausages through until nicely browned; stir in onions, minced garlic and cabbage.
  4. Saute for 5 minutes or until cabbage is crisp tender; stir in drained cooked tortellini, fennel seeds, red pepper flakes and pimentos. Season with salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  5. Lower the heat to low, add the crème fraiche and reserved pasta cooking liquid; cook just until warmed through.
  6. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and crusty Italian bread.

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