Piping hot cabbage simmered with sausage and cheese, this hot pot is sure to warm you up when the weather gets chilly! It may not be the prettiest dish, but it’s so delicious!
The weather is finally getting colder, are you all looking forward to fall? I love this time of year, so we’re definitely enjoying the onset of sweater weather! With the cold weather coming in, I naturally start craving comforting, warming, nourishing food. Hot pots are a natural in this category, so pull out those clay pots and let’s get cooking!
One of my favorite things about hot pots is that the cooking vessel serves as the bowl as well, thus keeping the food piping hot. If you want to make it fun, you can even cook the hot pot at the table, so they can be entertaining as well as delicious. But you don’t have to make a big fuss over them, you can cook it on the stove too! (I always do!)
What I love about this hot pot is that it’s not only easy to make, but it’s really healthy and filling too! You can split the hot pots in half and serve it with rice if you want a more filling meal, but it’s so delicious, you won’t even miss the rice! I love using turkey sausage for even lower fat and calories. Whenever I feel like I need a good detoxing meal, this hot pot is always at the top of my list!
The recipe below is enough for 2 smallish hot pots. One pot can be a meal on it’s own, though I often split it with my husband, eating it with rice! If you’re only cooking for two, you can even prep one hot pot for later, then keep it in the fridge till you’re ready to cook!
Also note, if you’re new to cooking with stoneware, treat it gently. While the older it gets the more durable it becomes, it’s still more fragile than a metal pot. Avoid dramatic changes in temperature, and don’t put it on the stove without anything in it. I always make sure to place it on the stove before turning the burner on, then gradually bring it to boiling. If it’s a good hot pot you can put it immediately on high heat, but… treat your cookware with love and they’ll love you back!
Recipe – Cabbage & Sausage Hot Pot:
– Add the cheese on top, cover and let cook for another minute until the cheese has melted. Serve immediately, but careful, it’s hot!