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Sheet Pan Kielbasa and Pierogies with Cabbage

This quick and easy sheet pan dinner will become your new favorite go to for an easy weeknight dinner. Pierogies, cabbage, and polska kielbasa, a kind of sausage, are cooked all together for a tasty pork main dish that is ready to serve in less than 45 minutes.

Rows of cooked sausages, pierogies, and oven roasted cabbage

What readers say:

This recipe is excellent! It’s my husband’s new favorite and I make double the cabbage because it’s sooo good!”

Melissa

“One pan and easy cleanup. Delicious! Have made twice with whatever veggies on hand. A winner.”

Julie

The first time my family had pierogies I boiled them before tossing them in a pan with olive oil and spices along with fried sausages, cabbages, peppers, and onions. Everyone loved them but I didn’t love how much time it took to put the whole thing together.

So this was my way of simplifying that whole process to get something still tasty but with a fraction of the effort. It’s perfect for busy weeknights when I don’t have time for, or want to, do a ton of prep work.

We’ve had it 3-4 times in the last couple months and no one has complained yet!

What are pierogies?

Pierogies are a type of dumpling that comes from the region of Central/ Eastern Europe. It is made with a dough wrapped around a sweet or savory filling that can be boiled or pan fried.

For this recipe, we use a savory pierogie that is baked instead of pan fried which still gives you a crisp exterior with a soft interior. If you have never had pierogies before, they are generally mildly seasoned which is good for most kids who are wary of trying new foods.

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What flavor pierogies go best with this?

Since the other ingredients in this are very simple you can pair any kind of savory pierogies with them.

For kids who might be more hesitant to lots of new flavors, try just a plain potato pierogie. For more adventurous eaters, look for flavored pierogies or try making your own!

This is a great recipe to make with kids because it is so simple. Even little ones can help toss the cabbage with the oil and spices and lay all of the ingredients out on the cookie sheet.

all of the ingredients on a cookie sheet ready to go in the oven

Ingredients you need

  • Polska kielbasa
  • Cabbage
  • Pierogies
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Granulated garlic

Other vegetables you could add are sliced bell peppers and onions. Simply toss them in with the cabbage when preparing them according to the recipe directions below.

Some people swapped the cabbage for green peppers or zucchini because that was what they had.  Another suggestion was to use Cajun seasoning instead of the above spices!

My kids don’t love peppers and onions but they do love cabbage so I decided to compromise and just do cabbage. It is very easy to change up whatever veggies you are using for this, so use what they would like best.

cooked pierogies and kielbasa

How to make this

  1. Preheat the oven and grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Into a bowl, add the cabbage, olive oil, and spices. Toss to coat.
  3. Lay out pierogies on the cookie sheet and season with oil and salt. It is okay if they overlap slightly.
  4. Add the sliced polska kielbasa to the cookie sheet and pile the cabbage into the remaining space.
  5. Bake, stirring the cabbage and flipping the pierogies halfway through.

That’s it! It’s one of the reasons why I love this meal.

For my older kids (ages 10+) I would let them make this on their own. It’s simple enough to make that with a little bit of guidance even slightly younger children could make dinner! Such a great confidence boost to a new chef!

Other kielbasa recipes you might like

Tips and Tricks

You can substitute a bag or two of coleslaw mix instead of shredding the cabbage yourself. This is especially good if you are working with little ones or you don’t have a lot of time for prep.

Polska kielbasa can be made with many varieties of meat, including pork, beef and turkey. If you cannot find polska kielbasa you can substitute smoked sausage.

Tips from YOU!

  • I substituted the cabbage with green beans as my family is not fond of cabbage and tossed some Everything seasoning over it all.” -Melanie
  • “Thinly sliced onion and mixed it with the cabbage, also tossed it with melted butter! I ended up not being able to fit everything on the pan, so I did the kielbasa in the air fryer. SO good and very easy!” -Justine
  • “This recipe is awesome! I have made it so many different ways now and my favorite is with peppers, onions and Penzey’s Bavarian seasoning along with the garlic powder. I only ever use coleslaw mix. It’s perfect!” -Kristi
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Recipe

Rows of cooked sausages, pierogies, and oven roasted cabbage

Sheet Pan Kielbasa and Pierogies with Cabbage

This quick and easy sheet pan dinner will become your new favorite go to for an easy weeknight dinner. Pierogies, cabbage, and polska kielbasa, a kind of sausage, are cooked all together for a tasty pork main dish that is ready to serve in less than 45 minutes.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 691kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Ingredients

  • 16 oz polska kielbasa sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • ½ head of cabbage shredded very thinly
  • 16 oz pierogies any flavor
  • ¼ cup olive oil divided
  • 1 ¼ tsp salt divided
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • tsp granulated garlic

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Grease a cookie sheet with baking spray.
  • Into a bowl, add the cabbage, 3 Tbsp of the olive oil, ¾ tsp salt, the black pepper and granulated garlic. Toss to coat.
  • Lay out pierogies in two short rows on the cookie sheet and drizzle with the remaining 1 Tbsp of olive oil and season with ½ tsp of salt. It is okay if they overlap slightly.
  • Add the sliced polska kielbasa to the cookie sheet and pile the cabbage into the remaining space.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Stir the cabbage and flip the pierogies. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Notes

You can substitute a bag of coleslaw mix instead of shredding the cabbage yourself. This is especially good if you are working with little ones or you don’t have a lot of time for prep.
Polska kielbasa can be made with many varieties of meat, including pork, beef and turkey. If you cannot find polska kielbasa you can substitute smoked sausage.

Nutrition

Calories: 691kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 2138mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 42.7mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2.3mg
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17 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is awesome! I have made it so many different ways now and my favorite is with peppers , onions and penzey’s Bavarian seasoning along with the garlic powder. I only ever use coleslaw mix. It’s perfect!

  2. 5 stars
    This was so easy and delicious. I coarsely chopped instead of shredding the cabbage. Fantastic. Planning again for next week since I still have all the ingredients.

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe is excellent! It’s my husband’s new favorite and I make double the cabbage because it’s sooo good!

  4. Does this meal reheat well? I like to make extra when I cook, to freeze for my hubby to have on the road. (He’s a truck driver).

    1. Yes, the meat reheats well. You might want to cook it for a little bit less so that it doesn’t get dried out. The cabbage will not freeze well though!

  5. 4 stars
    Great, quick and easy, weeknight dinner!
    I think next time I might try something different with the pierogies, mine had crunchy edges (can’t beat them sautéd with butter and onions, in my opinion). I wish I would’ve read the comments first because we housed that cabbage.
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. 5 stars
    we demolished this sheet pan! doubled the kielbasa. also followed another’s advice and added the cabbage when it was time to flip the pierogies. will be making again!

  7. 5 stars
    This was an amazing meal! My kids loved helping me prepare it, and we ate the entire pan! I wanted leftovers for lunch the next day, but we seriously licked this pan clean! It was so good, and so easy! This is definitely going back on our meal plan soon!

  8. 5 stars
    Oh I love me a sheet pan dinner to pieces, and this looks so awesome! I never heard of pieorgies before (seriously, am I even living life?!! haha) Where can I buy them? Do tell me so I can try! Can’t wait! xx

    1. My husband had never had pierogies either! You are not alone. You can find them in the freezer section of most grocery stores near the frozen pasta items usually.

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