Crockpot Sausage and Cabbage (Gluten Free)

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!

One of my favorite recipes for cabbage involves my slow cooker! This recipe is quick to throw together and delightful to eat.Sausage & Cabbage for the slow cooker - gluten free

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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

Crockpot Sausage and Cabbage
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  • 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.

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. I’ve had this slow cooker for a number of years now and have been very, very happy with it.

Do you eat cabbage? Have any recipes to share?

Slow Cooker Sausage & Cabbage. Quick, easy, cheap, and healthy recipe.



  1. I have to try your overnight french toast and freezing avocado . For the frozen Avocado can I add salsa to it before freezing.
  2. Wow!! I wasn't expecting to see "Freezing Avocados" as the #1 post! I thought for sure your bread recipe would make it in to the #1 slot. Congrats on a great year!

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