Winter sausage and cabbage hotpot

    55 min

    This is a great recipe if, like me, you always get a tonne of cabbages in your veg box and want to make more than a side dish out of them. If you use really good sausages this is a great informal dinner party dish, and with cheaper ones makes a tasty budget teatime treat!


    Midlothian, Scotland, UK
    14 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 large cabbage
    • 6-8 sausages of any kind
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 large knob of butter

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Shred and wash the cabbage thoroughly and let dry very well. Remove the sausagemeat from the skins and flatten between your palms to make skinny burger shapes.
    2. In a tall-sided hotpot dish, start with a layer of shredded cabbage on the bottom, season well. Add a layer of sausagemeat covering the cabbage.
    3. Repeat this with a layer of seasoned cabbage (this can be further richened with a few knobs of butter) and then a layer of sausagemeat until you get to the top of the dish and have used up all of the ingredients. I usually get 4 layers.
    4. Finish with a layer of cabbage, season, dot with butter and cover with a sheet of parchment or greaseproof paper. Close with a lid or foil and bake in a medium hot oven, 180 C / Gas 4, for 45 minutes. The cabbage and sausage will make a gravy which keeps the cabbage moist. Serve with mashed potatoes.


    To make this into a meal in one, add layers of sliced potatoes in between the cabbage and sausage.


    This can be made in advance and frozen or chilled and put into a hot oven when you get in from work. If freezing, make sure to defrost thoroughly before cooking.

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    i added sliced potato, onion n grated carrot and small amount of stock. all in one meal which is great when you are poorly and wont be able to think about tea by teatime. THANKS  -  19 Nov 2015


    Surprisingly good for so little effort!😃  -  31 May 2015


    Im in the process of making this and i must say it look amazing  -  11 Oct 2014