Cabbage with Smoked Turkey

Growing up, cabbage to me was gross. I don’t know about you but whenever my family made cabbage it was always soggy and floating in broth and it stunk up the whole house. To my child-like mind that equaled gross. It wasn’t until I became an adult that I decided it was time to give cabbage another chance.

Having no idea how to prepare cabbage I decided to just ask people. Seriously, I would randomly just ask people how they made cabbage and they would just tell me. Well one day I was in an appointment and there were two ladies working on some paperwork of mine. What better time then to ask the random cabbage question, so I did. I was given many different ways of how people liked to prepare their cabbage but this particular lady told me and I quote, ” I make my different than other people. I sautéed mine with some peppers and my son loves it.” Ding Ding Ding, this one sounds like a winner. It’s not soggy, not brothy, I had to give this a try. Long story short, I did and it was amazing. Instantly the cabbage that brought back stinky house memories was now a friend of mine.

Although I loved the recipe with just cabbage and peppers I felt like it wasn’t filling. It required meat to turn this dish into a meal and not just a side order. So I upgraded the recipe with some shallots and smoked turkey meat. The result, delicious. My kids even eat it by the bowl fulls not even realizing they are eating “their veggies.” She shoots, she scores! A point for mommy making veggies taste good. 🙂

Feel free to upgrade the recipe to your liking. I’ve made this recipe in a lot of different variations with whatever I had in the fridge but this flavor combo is by far my favorite. Don’t be afraid to play around with different flavor combinations until you find your favorite.

Cabbage with Smoked Turkey


  • 2 TBS Olive Oil

  • 1/2 cup of Shallots (about 2 shallots), diced

  • 2 Smoked Turkey Legs, meat diced

  • 1 Medium Size Head of Cabbage, sliced

  • Salt & Pepper


  • Heat Wok/pan on medium heat.

  • Add olive oil and shallots to the pan. Cook shallots until they started to speak. About 1-2 minutes, careful not to burn them.

  • Add Turkey meat to the pan and cook about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

  • Add Cabbage and combine all ingredients and sauteed until the cabbage is slightly wilted, stirring frequently. About 7-10 minutes depending on the size of your pan.

  • Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.


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Christina is a wife and mother to three beautiful children. She holds a degree in culinary arts and is currently enrolled in Bible college to become that much more effective for the Kingdom. Her passions include working with teens, cooking, and all things avocado. She and her family currently reside in the country of Japan.

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