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Cajun Cabbage and Noodles

Cajun Cabbage and Noodles is a fun spin on the classic comfort food with a handful of Cajun spices, some smoked sausage, and a splash of hot sauce. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Total Cost: $5.51 recipe / $1.38 serving
Servings: 4 2 cups each
Calories: 557.08kcal
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes


Cajun Spice Mix

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika $0.10
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano $0.05
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme $0.05
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder $0.02
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder $0.02
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper $0.01
  • 1/4 tsp salt $0.02
  • freshly cracked pepper (about 1/4 tsp) $0.03

Cabbage and Noodles

  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil $0.04
  • 13 oz. smoked sausage* $2.50
  • 6 cups shredded cabbage (1/2 of a 2.5 lb. head) $0.95
  • 1/4 cup water $0.00
  • 8 oz. wide egg noodles $1.00
  • 2 Tbsp butter (or more to taste) $0.36
  • 2 green onions, sliced $0.11
  • hot sauce to taste $0..25


  • Combine the spices for the Cajun spice mix in a bowl, then set them aside. Finely shred the cabbage.
  • Add the cooking oil to a large pot and heat over medium. Slice the smoked sausage, then add it to the pot. Stir and cook the sausage until it is well browned.
  • While the sausage is browning, begin boiling a pot of water for the egg noodles. Once boiling, add the noodles, and continue to boil until they are tender. Drain the noodles in a colander.
  • Add the shredded cabbage, Cajun spice mix, and water to the pot with the sausage. Stir to combine, then place a lid on top. Cook over medium, with the lid in place, stirring occasionally, for about 5-7 minutes, or until the cabbage is wilted.
  • Once the cabbage is wilted, add the cooked and drained egg noodles and butter. Stir to combine and melt the butter. Once the butter is melted and coating the cabbage and noodles, taste the mixture and add more salt if needed.
  • Add a sprinkle of sliced green onions and a splash of hot sauce to each bowl just before serving.


*The sausage I bought came in a strange size package, 13oz. You can use anywhere from 12-16 oz. of sausage for this recipe with no adjustments needed.


Serving: 2Cups | Calories: 557.08kcal | Carbohydrates: 52.55g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 29.55g | Sodium: 868.6mg | Fiber: 4.83g