Sheet Pan Roasted Kielbasa and Cabbage Dinner

$5.71 recipe / $1.42 serving
by Beth - Budget Bytes
4.85 from 85 votes
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This dish is total comfort. Potatoes, cabbage, smoked sausage, and a tangy homemade mustard vinaigrette. I’m in love! This Sheet Pan Roasted Kielbasa and Cabbage Dinner is so incredibly easy and gives me everything I need on one plate. I know I’ll be making this one often.

Roasted Kielbasa and Cabbage on a sheet pan doused with vinaigrette and garnished with parsley

Do I Have to Use Kielbasa?

If you can’t find kielbasa, you can probably get away with using just about any smoked sausage here. It’s the smokiness that is important because that deep smoky flavor really pulls the ingredients together, so don’t be tempted to use fresh sausage. Go smoky.

Double Your Kielbasa and Cabbage Dinner with Caution

If you want to double this recipe, make sure to split everything between two baking sheets so that everything gets ample exposure to hot air. Crowded ingredients = soggy vegetables and no delicious browning. And you could probably get away without doubling the dressing (I had some leftover). BUT this recipe is so easy that if you are doubling it for meal prep purposes, I’d suggest just making a second fresh batch later in the week. It’s too easy to not have it fresh!

A forkful of Roasted Kielbasa and Cabbage with the plateful in the background

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Sheet Pan Roasted Kielbasa and Cabbage Dinner

4.85 from 85 votes
This One Pan Roasted Kielbasa and Cabbage Dinner comes together in minutes and is full of flavor and comfort. An easy weeknight dinner!
Drizzle Mustard Vinaigrette
Servings 4
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 35 minutes
Total 50 minutes

Ingredients

MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE

  • 1/4 cup olive oil ($0.52)
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar ($0.20)
  • 1 Tbsp stone ground or whole grain mustard* ($0.08)
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed or minced ($0.08)
  • 1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)
  • Freshly cracked pepper ($0.03)

ROASTED KIELBASA AND VEGETABLES

  • 1/2 lb kielbasa ($1.60)
  • 1 lb baby red potatoes ($1.63)
  • 1/2 head cabbage** ($1.02)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided ($0.26)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper ($0.05)
  • Handful chopped fresh parsley ($0.22)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, mustard, crushed garlic, salt, and freshly cracked pepper for the vinaigrette. Set the vinaigrette aside.
  • Slice the kielbasa into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Wash the potatoes well and slice them into 1/4-inch rounds as well. Place the kielbasa and potatoes on a large baking sheet and drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Toss the kielbasa and potatoes in the oil until they are well coated and the surface of the baking sheet is also covered in oil. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper over top.
  • Remove any dirty or damaged leaves from the cabbage. Cut the stem off the cabbage, then cut it in half. Reserve one half for a different recipe. Slice the remaining half into 1-inch wide slices. Cut each slice into two pieces. Place the cabbage pieces on the baking sheet with the kielbasa and potatoes, nestling them down so that they are laying flat on the baking sheet.
  • Brush the remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil over the surface of the cabbage pieces and add a final pinch of salt and pepper to each.
  • Roast the kielbasa, potatoes, and cabbage in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and carefully flip the kielbasa, potatoes, and cabbage pieces. The cabbage may fall apart a bit as it’s flipped, which is okay. Return the baking sheet to the oven and roast for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cabbage is tender and the edges are slightly brown and crispy. The kielbasa and potato slices should be well browned.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and top with fresh chopped parsley and a drizzle of the mustard vinaigrette. Serve warm.

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Notes

*This is a prepared mustard, not mustard powder or mustard seeds. Dijon mustard can also be used, if necessary.
**My head of cabbage weighed 3 lbs. when whole.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 494.4kcalCarbohydrates: 30.8gProtein: 10.75gFat: 37.67gSodium: 1007.6mgFiber: 6.48g
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Vinaigrette being poured onto roasted kielbasa, potatoes, and cabbage

How to Make Roasted Kielbasa and Cabbage Dinner – Step by Step Photos

Homemade Mustard Vinaigrette in a small white bowl

Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Prepare the vinaigrette first to allow the flavors time to blend. In a small bowl whisk together 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar, 1 Tbsp stone ground or Dijon mustard, 1 small clove of minced or crushed garlic, 1/4 tsp salt, and some freshly cracked pepper. Set the dressing aside.

Kielbasa package

You’ll need 1/2 lb. kielbasa (or any smoked sausage) for this recipe. I froze the other half of mine so I could make this again another day. :)

Sliced Potatoes and Kielbasa on a baking sheet

Slice the kielbasa into 1/4-inch rounds. Clean 1 lb. baby red potatoes well, then slice them into 1/4-inch rounds. Place the kielbasa and potatoes on a large baking sheet and drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil. Toss the kielbasa and potatoes until they are well coated in the oil and the oil has coated the surface of the baking sheet. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper over top.

Sliced Cabbage into thick steaks

Remove any dirty or damaged leaves from a 3lb. head of cabbage. Cut it in half and reserve one half for a different recipe. Remove the stem of the half that will be used, then cut the cabbage into 1-inch wide slices. Finally, cut each slice into two pieces.

Brush Cabbage with Oil on the baking sheet

Nestle the cabbage pieces into the kielbasa and potatoes so that they are laying flat on the baking sheet. Brush the remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil over the surface of the cabbage pieces, then add a final pinch of salt and pepper.

Roasted Kielbasa, potatoes, and Cabbage on the baking sheet

Roast the kielbasa, cabbage, and potatoes in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then carefully remove them and flip all the pieces (you’ll notice that they brown on the bottom, so it’s important to flip them all). The cabbage may fall apart a bit as you flip it, but that’s okay. Return the baking sheet to the oven and roast for 10-15 minutes more, or until the cabbage is tender and slightly browned on the edges, and the kielbasa and potatoes are well browned.

Homemade Mustard Vinaigrette being drizzled over roasted kielbasa, potatoes, and cabbage

Top the baking sheet with a handful of chopped fresh parsley and a drizzle of the prepared mustard vinaigrette (you probably won’t need it all). 

Close up of Roasted Kielbasa and Cabbage Dinner on the baking sheet

And that’s it! Now it’s ready to devour.

A plate full of One Pan Roasted Kielbasa and Cabbage Dinner ready to be eaten

THIS is all I need. 🙌

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  1. Holy moly! So good (& easy)! I was in a rush, so just put everything in a mixing bowl & stirred together before dumping onto the baking sheet. Divine! Will definitely make again soon. Thanks for the deliciousness!

  2. Made this tonight, it was excellent, even my wife who is a picky eater and doesn’t like Kielbasa and cabbage loved this. I did add carrots to the recipe for a little more vegetable.

  3. I love this recipe and so does my husband. I’ve made it countless times now, it’s really so good! I was curious how you think it might turn out if you roasted it all WITH the vinaigrette, then made extra for drizzling.

    1. That would be delicious! We use that technique in another recipe of ours and it works great.

  4. This was amazing. I added a teaspoon of honey to the dressing, I highly recommend it!

  5. I’m still giving 5 stars because this would be a great recipe if I’d had better luck making it.
    I read many comments and used a separate pan for the cabbage, held off on the sausage and adjusted the temp slightly since my oven runs hot.
    I did the cabbage and potatoes first, I added the sausage when I turned the veggies but it quickly started to burn so I reduced the heat more and took it out and waited on the potatoes. Naturally at the reduced temp the potatoes turned soggy so I gave up on my oven and finished them in the air fryer.
    The cabbage was a leftover half head and a little wilted so I only sliced the heart and it had roasted perfectly.
    I added the yummy (improvised ingredient) drizzle yet sure enough the cabbage was like leather but the meat and potatoes were off the hook!
    Oh well, even the best cooks have off days, I had to laugh at my luck today. So next time I’m using less oil, fresh cabbage and definitely making it in the air fryer!

  6. This was SO GOOD!! I did not flip super carefully, I only used a quarter of a cabbage, and I had to sub in Dijon mustard but it was still SCRUMPTIOUS. Next time I might add carrots for a little color! P.S. I see a lot of folks saying the sheet pan was crowded… I experienced that too but it didn’t have an effect on the end result (other than sacrificing some browning). Make sure your potatoes and kielbasa are thin enough and they will still cook through!

  7. Like Liz, I also could not fit everything on one sheet pan, and before adding cabbage I got out a half sheet to use as well. Everything near the cabbage was soggy. The non-soggy stuff tastes pretty good.

    I will probably make this again, but hopefully will remember to make half the recipe or prepare two full sheet pans.

  8. We loved this sooo good!Only thing was the cabbage wasn’t as tender and soft as id like. Any suggestions would be great for that.

    1. Hi Christy, if the texture was a bit much for you, try salting the cabbage thirty minutes ahead of time. It will break it down and soften it. XOXO -Monti

  9. This was delicious and easy. Thank you for making recipes that are so approachable!

  10. I followed the recipe exactly but my sheet pan was much more crowded than your photo so the potatoes took longer and then the Keilbasa was a little over done. Also .125 lb was not enough meat for certain members of my family. I do a Dutch casserole that is mashed potatoes, kale and keilbasa that they like because they fill up on the potatoes so they don’t notice the kale and stingy amount of meat :) I’m happy I found your site though! I will try some other recipes!

  11. Made this tonight! Absolutely delicious and good on so many levels! I didn’t have fresh parsley on hand so I added a little dried to to the dressing. Thanks Beth!