The first time I had this dish was the first time I met my husbands parents. We were already engaged and Darren brought me to Oklahoma before we were both to go off to our new schools for our career’s in aviation.
As if meeting the In-Laws wasn’t stressful enough when he told me what we were having for dinner that night I cringed inside. I had never liked cabbage. I have always been a picky eater and cabbage just was not on my list of acceptable foods. And well let’s just say I have a pretty bad gag reflex. (Hang with me now, I know this isn’t sounding like what you are looking for but I promise you it is) All of sudden, here I am about to meet his parents and all I could think about is I am going to insult his mother by not eating what she cooked and if I did eat it would I gag and make a scene.
Darren assured me I would like it but he didn’t know just how picky of an eater I was at the time after all we had only been together a month and a half. My moment of truth had come, I chose to try it, and it was delicious! How could that be? I never liked cabbage before and now I was asking for seconds.
I will let you in on a secret. If you mix anything with enough cheese and other delicious fatty foods it will taste amazing! That is exactly what makes Cabbage Dish so tasty.
This recipe is so easy and even your pickiest of eaters will love it. Preheat the oven to 400* F. Use a 9×13 baking pan and spray it with a non-stick spray. Dice the potatoes to bit size pieces, layer them on the bottom of the baking dish. Salt and pepper. Chop head of cabbage, bite size pieces, and cover potatoes. Salt and pepper again. Slice the Polish Sausage and layer on top of the cabbage. Last but not least spread the sharp cheddar cheese over entire dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for approx. 1 hour. Check tenderness of potatoes and when they are soft the dish is done. Let set about 5 minutes and serve.
- Polish Sausage
- Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Salt and Pepper to taste
This dish is even better when you have grown your own potatoes and cabbage. Since we don’t raise beef or pork I get my sausage from a local farmer as often as I can. Cooking and baking with the freshest ingredients always makes for the best dishes.
26 years later and this is still a family favorite. Sometimes you just need an easy comfort food recipe and this is definite it!