July 6, 2022

CAJUN CABBAGE & NOODLES

Cabbage and noodles are super easy comfort foods with no fuss. It’s simple and easy to make, with no special flavours. Many people add some smoked sausage to their cabbage or noodles to round out the meal. This got me thinking that a few Cajun spices might be a good idea. These are still easy and delicious, but with a Cajun twist. 😉

CAJUN CABBAGE & NOODLES SPICY

Yes. Yes. You can reduce or eliminate the heat in the Cajun spic mixture. However, I would not recommend skipping the hot sauce at the end. The vinegar flavour makes everything shine.

CAN I USE CAJUN SEASONING BOUGHT IN-STORE?

Although many Cajun seasoning mixes can be found in stores, you should not over-salt your dish. Instead, I created a batch of my Cajun Seasoning Mix for this recipe.

What kind of HOT SAUCE SHOULD YOU USE?

You can keep the Cajun/Louisiana theme going with Louisiana Brand hot sauce, Cajun Chef hot Sauce, Crystal hot sauce, or Slap Ya Mama sauce. Or Zatarain’s hot sauce. If you don’t have Louisiana hot sauces, you can use a simple Tabasco or any other hot sauce readily available.

What kind of SMOKED SAUSAGE is best?

Andouille is the best way to get Cajun flavour. However, it’s not always readily available. You can get good-quality sausages with a strong smoky taste. I openly confess that I bought Kroger’s smoked sausage because it was $2.50 on sale. You can do what you want.

CAJUN CABBAGE & NOODLES

Cajun Cabbage and Noodles are a fun twist on comfort food. It includes a few Cajun spices, some smoked sausage and a splash of hot sauce.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 2 cups

INGREDIENTS

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 teaspoon garlic powder ($0.02)
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder ($0.02)
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper ($0.01)
  • 1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)
  • Freshly cracked pepper (approximately 1/4 tsp.) ($0.03)

CABBAGE AND NOODLES

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

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Mix the spices to make the Cajun spice mixture in a bowl and set it aside. Finely chop the cabbage.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan. The smoked sausage can be cut and added to the pot. Cook the sausage for about 5 minutes.
  • While the sausage is cooking, boil some water to make the egg noodles. After the water has boiled, add the noodles to the pot and boil for a few more minutes until they become tender. Drain the noodles using a colander.
  • The Cajun spice mix, shredded cabbage and water should be added to the pot and the sausage. Mix well and cover the pot with a lid. Place the lid on top and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the cabbage is tender.
  • After the cabbage has wilted, add the butter and cooked drained egg noodles. Mix to combine the butter and stir. After the butter has melted, coat the noodles and cabbage with it.
  • Before serving, add a few sliced green onions to each bowl.

NOTES

*I bought the sausage in a 13 oz package. The sausage you can use is anywhere from 12-16 oz. This recipe does not require any adjustments.

NUTRITION

Serving Size: 2 Cups Calories 557.08 Kilocalories: 52.55 G Protein: 21.55 G Fat: 29.55g Sodium 868.6 mg Fiber 4.83 g