Creamy Cabbage, Knockwurst and Mashed Potato Recipe

It's time to hit the grocery store. I looked in my coffers this morning and was out of just about everything. I spied a head of cabbage and potatoes and not much else. I hate grocery shopping and put it off until I absolutely have to go. So, what to do with a cabbage and potatoes? I riffled through the freezer and found some knockwurst I had bought at the market a while ago and came up with this dish. It is scrumptious.

I always bake my potatoes before mashing. They have a wonderful flavor when prepared this way. Pierce the potatoes and place them in a 375 degree oven.

Fry some bacon. I had duck bacon so that is what I used but you can use any kind of bacon you have on hand. After the bacon is done remove it and set it aside. Leave the grease in the pot.

Slice your cabbage in two.

Quarter it and slice the thick inner stem away.

Slice the rest of the cabbage.

Place the cabbage in the pot. I did not have much bacon grease so I added 3 tablespoons of butter.

Sprinkle in about 3 T. of granulated onion. I was out of onions or I would have used a whole fresh large onion.

Add about a tablespoon of cracked pepper, 2 teaspoons of salt and a good grating of nutmeg.

Mix it all together stirring any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.

Stir in 2 cups of cream. You can use half and half or whole milk in place of the cream.

Continue to cook over low heat until the cabbage softens. Stir it every so often.

Beautiful knockwursts. I baked these for about 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

You can see the cabbage softening.

Cut the baked potatoes in half and scrape the potato out of their skins.

I place the cooked knockwursts in a griddle pan to give them some color.

Add a couple tablespoons of cracked pepper and a couple teaspoons of salt to the potatoes along with 4 tablespoons of cream cheese and 5 tablespoons of butter.

Pour in whole milk as you mash the potatoes until you get them to the consistency you like them.

Serve the potatoes on the bottom. Add the cabbage on top of the potatoes and ladle some of the juice over the cabbage and potatoes. Slice the knockwurst and serve it on top. I serve it with grainy German mustard on the side. This would be good served with horseradish as well. You can also crumble the cooked bacon over the top.


Anonymous said…
I love cabage this way and those knockwurst´s looks very much like our Prince sausages (my favorite kind of sausages):-)

Thank Good that You have Your recipes so we easily can find them when we need them :-)

Have a great day now!
Texan said…
For no food you put together a wower meal!

Cabbage one of my favorite vegetables of all time!

I like the idea of baking the potatoes for mashed tators...I love the skin on a baked potato, my favorite part actually :O) so I think I might leave on the skins?
Pricilla said…
Good ole Polish food. My grandma would be proud.

And leftover goat treat too boot. They love the cabbage stems and leaves.
LaTrice said…
Thanks, just decided what we'll be having for dinner. I don't have any russet potatoes, so I'll sub with Sweet Potatoes.
Ach du lieber, wunderbar!
Mina said…
Oh, thank you for another way to use cabbage. I love cabbage! Hubby hates it so he may just have to leave the house until I devour the whole thing. Sad for him, isn't it?
HappyCrone said…
Yum, as usual. I would have spied those ingrediants and then made soup. I ran into the same problem last night, no groceries and no ambition to go to the store. Potato and Kale soup ended up on the table with the homemade bread from Sunday.
Toodie said…
It just so happens I bought a cabbage yesterday to hang in the coop so the girls could play tether-cabbage. Then I thought of the pot 'ocabbage with hamb taders an carrots'n onion. But YOU jist changed my mind again. This recipe brings back Mom's home cooked meals. Yum!
SharleneT said…
Are we all just doing that after-Christmas shopping lag? I'm in the same boat -- and, guess what we're having for dinner! Thanks for sharing what sounds like a great dinner... Hug Teddy for me!
Jenny said…
This looks delicious! I am always looking for more ways to incorporate cabbage, it has such a wonderful flavor!

I also love those dishes with the fern leaves, where did you find them? They are quite lovely and I love what they do for presentation!

DUCK BACON ???? what ? oh... i am bowled over on that one :-)

this looks sound like me yesterday..scrapping together dinner...heading out to the grocery today...cupboards are looking bare....again. who eats all this food, anyway...2 people...and all i do is haul food......


kary and teddy
Wow, my husband would LOVE that! If he jumps in the car now, he can get over there, in not toooooooooo long. If you'll please save a plate of it, for him. ,-)

Hugs & ♥'s...
'Cause Valentine Day is coming!
Guillaume said…
This is my mind of Friday night meal. It used to be when I was living in Montreal, I was buying the sausages at William Walter.
abby jenkins said…
Kary suggested I stop by and I am so glad I did! My husband is going to L-O-V-E that knockwurst dish and you know what? it's my first visit and I have already learned something that will come in handy more than once a week. Bake potatoes before mashing, makes perfect sense! Have I ever heard of this after 10 years of working on cooking shows? No. Maybe you should have your own show!

I look forward to perusing your older posts and finding out what this sourdough obsession is all about.

Suzie said…
This reminds me of what Lynne Rossetto Kasper used to do on her radio show The Splendid Table, on NPR. People phone in for meal ideas, and she would ask them what they had right then, in their refrigerator, and she would tell them how to prepare a meal out of it.

You would be SO good at that!! Hubs is going to love this dish! Thanks again!!
Cheryll said…
How do you keep your weight down with all the yummy stuff you cook!