Chorizo with creamed green cabbage

Spicy chorizo paired with creamy cabbage? Yes, please! This tasty and low-carb combination of the two is topped off with a lemony gremolata for a kiss of citrus flavor.
Spicy chorizo paired with creamy cabbage? Yes, please! This tasty and low-carb combination of the two is topped off with a lemony gremolata for a kiss of citrus flavor.
4 servingservings


Fried chorizo
  • 1½ lbs 700 g chorizo, or other high-quality sausage
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons butter, for frying
Creamed green cabbage
  • 1½ lbs 700 g green cabbage
  • 2 oz. 60 g butter
  • 1¼ cups 300 ml heavy whipping cream
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 tablespoons 120 ml fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ ½ lemon, the zest


Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Fry the chorizo in butter in a skillet over medium heat. Keep warm until serving.
  2. Shred the cabbage using a food processor, mandolin or sharp knife.
  3. Sauté cabbage with remaining butter in the same skillet over medium heat. Stir occasionally for a few minutes, until cabbage is golden brown.
  4. Add heavy whipping cream, and bring to a light boil. Reduce heat, and let simmer until the cream is reduced. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add parsley and lemon zest before serving with the fried chorizo.


This amazing meal is delicious as is, but it also pairs perfectly with a green salad. Want even more variety? Go ahead and substitute pastrami, smoked turkey or cold cuts for the chorizo.


  1. Claudia
    I'm not seeing a serving size for this dinner or most is this dish 1 serving.
    Reply: #2
  2. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    I read 4 servings above, or do you mean something else?
    Reply: #5
  3. Gemma Maud
    Looks like supper to me.
    I'm doing this with Vension Sausage
    Can't wait
  4. Claudia
    This sounds great had to look up gremolata. Had no clue. I would say 1 sausage is enough for me to start with and if I need more I'd have it.
  5. BobM
    Four servings seems reasonable. That's about 6 ounces of meat, 1/4 cup cream, and 6 ounces (before cooking) of cabbage per serving. 10 grams of carbs per serving seems OK, although these are the types of carbs that shouldn't raise blood sugar too much, especially given the fat content.
  6. George
    I actually cooked this and it taste great, however I was still hungry after eating my portion (serving) what should I do?
  7. Rebecca
    How safe is "cooking cream" they are the one that can resist High temperatures?
  8. Joy
    The sausage looks great with the creamed cabbage, chorizo was recommended, the sodium content is through the roof!

    I just googled chorizo and it said the sodium content was over a 1235 mg I did similar searches and the lowest I found was 700 mg.


  9. Denise W
    I just made this. Used fresh kielbasa, store brand. Delicious. Sodium content was 590mg.
  10. PaleoPablo
    What about the sugar and other additives in the Chorizo (or any type of sausage, for that matter)? It's very, very difficult to find sausages without ingredients that are no-go for low carbers.
  11. Dbug61
    Aidell's Chicken Apple Sausages are great tasting and have only 3 carbs each. The sodium is moderate for sausage at 640g and they have 12g protein each. I find them very satisfying and they would go well with the cabbage.
  12. Gareth Pearce
    I do wish these recipes stopped talking about cups its an entirely meaningless measure! I can't use these recipes and I am a paying member feeling cheated!!
  13. gbl
    Buy a mixture of ground meat, add fat and your choice of spices, cook as patties.
  14. Zelna
    Gareth, oz always make me having to use a converter, as we use the metric system... this app is not just for your country so have a little patience and just get a converter on the Internet.... you'll use it a couple of times and then you'll get the hang of it just like the rest of us have to with your system. Good luck!
  15. Linsay
    Gareth.. it gives the option for US or Metric.
    I made this last night. I didnt really like the creamed cabbage.. sticking to just sauteed cabbage with butter and pepper.
  16. Jenny
    I'm in the UK can anyone recommend a sausage low in carbs that's sold over here? I have access to Morrison's, Tesco, Marks and sparks and Lidles - I have found Morrison's sell Cup measures which offer cup size and ounces.
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  18. marcus
    what is the main source of carbs in this recipe ?
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  20. Christine
    The creamed green cabbage was delicious. Thank you for the recipe. So last night I prepared Brussels sprouts using the same recipe and they were delicious too! I did add garlic to the fresh parsley and lemon zest for the Brussels sprouts.
  21. Juli
    I was skeptical about the creamed cabbage and only tried it because of the positive comments here. Boy, am I glad I did! It really was delicious! I cooked the sausage on the grill so, in order to have some pan drippings to add flavor to the cabbage, I fried a slice of prosciutto in butter first. The resulting cabbage was fantastic. Thank you for these recipes. Keep 'em coming!
  22. Francoise
    Had this tonight for dinner. YUM!
    Fyi: added some nutmeg, and I found it delicious.

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