Turkey Kielbasa with Cabbage, Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Turkey Kielbasa with Cabbage, Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Polka song and dance culturally surround this home-cooked dish! And, as a Recipe Makeover, it has far less calories, fat and sodium than traditional Kielbasa.

Per serving: 163 calories, 11g fat, 2g sat fat, and 500mg sodium.

Saves: 282 calories, 20g fat, 9g sat fat, and 2300mg sodium!


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Serves: 6 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins

Yield: 6 x approx. 1-1/2 cup servings

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About this Recipe Makeover

This turkey kielbasa Recipe Makeover lowers the calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium by replacing regular kielbasa with turkey kielbasa and by eliminating the beef broth. Replacing regular potatoes with sweet potatoes and apples, this makeover perks up an old favorite.

Ingredients Show Makeover Show Traditional

  • 1 bottle (12 oz) dark beer or ale
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 6 cup coarsely shredded cabbage
  • 1 lb turkey kielbasa or smoked turkey sausage (low-sodium), cut on the diagonal into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 Granny Smith apple (or Braeburn or Winesap), cut into ¼ - inch wedges
  • 1 can (16 oz) sweet potatoes, drained, cut into 1½ - inch cubes
  • 2 medium potatoes (such as russet), peeled and diced
  • 1 medium head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 1/2 lb smoked kielbasa, cut into 1½ - inch cubes
  • 1 can (14 oz) beef broth


In a large deep skillet over high heat, combine beer, mustard and caraway seeds. Bring to boil. Add cabbage, reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer 5 to 8 minutes or until cabbage is crisp-tender.

Add turkey kielbasa, apple and sweet potatoes. Increase heat to high and bring mixture to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until apple is crisp-tender and all ingredients are hot.


If using regular turkey kielbasa or turkey sausage, sodium = 798 mg.

Thanks to National Turkey Federation

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 263 cals
Kilojoules 1,101 kJ
Fat 11.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Cholesterol 51 mg
Sodium 500 mg
Carbohydrates 27.0 g
Fiber 5.0 g
Total Sugars 11.0 g
Protein 14.0 g
Calcium 118.0 mg
CALORIES 545 cals
Kilojoules 2,281 kJ
Fat 31.0 g
Saturated Fat 11.0 g
Cholesterol 115 mg
Sodium 2,800 mg
Carbohydrates 36.0 g
Fiber 7.0 g
Total Sugars 8.0 g
Protein 29.0 g
Calcium 115.0 mg
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