CanCooker Fan Favorite

CanCooker Fan Favorite

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INGREDIENTS: (Original Size CanCooker):

  • 5 lbs red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 lbs baby carrots
  • 1 small cabbage or 1/2 head large cabbage, quartered
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 3 lbs (3 rings) of polska kielbasa
  • 12 oz can of Mountain Dew®
  • 1 pound of fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined (Optional)

INGREDIENTS: (CanCooker Jr. size)

  • 2.5 lbs red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 lbs baby carrots
  • 1/2 head of large cabbage, quartered
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 lbs (3 rings) of polska kielbasa
  • 12 oz can of Mountain Dew®


Spray inside of the CanCooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place potatoes, carrots, cabbage and onion in the CanCooker. Place kielbasa on top of vegetables. Add can of Mountain Dew® (or 12 oz. water). 

Latch the lid and place on medium heat. Once the CanCooker begins to vent steam, cook 50 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Open lid carefully. Serve in a large tray and enjoy!

If you choose to add shrimp to this recipe -- Add the 1 lb of fresh shrimp the last 5 -10 minutes of cooking . Cook until pink.

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6 Reviews

  • 5
    The name fits!

    Posted by BL on 29th Nov 2020

    This is so delicious. The cabbage gets a wonderful taste and better than traditional ham and cabbage. I used lemon lime soda as a sub and this worked well too.

  • 5
    Fan Favorite

    Posted by Mari-Ane on 2nd Jul 2020

    This is by far the easiest and best for a small family or a large crowd. I put everything in this very adaptable recipe. I put my vegetables starting with the potatoes on the rack first,followed by the baby carrots and small ears of corn .
    I then quarter up a couple of onions. Final is the meat I put in ; first the chicken in bite sizes,then Conecuh sausage (links or rounds) and finishing with shrimp . Season however you want; which for my family is salt,pepper,onion and garlic seasoning. I add (2) 20 oz bottles of mt. dew or sprite. All of this comes out with distinct flavoring and not at all like you would think having all these ingredients put in one pot. I have both the large can cooker and the baby. They are by far better than the Instant Pot and other kitchen cookers that I have. It is my favorite to put it all in and walk away and come back to and have a delicious meal that sure has something for everyone to pick from. This is why it is a fan favorite because it is so easy and versatile to include a lot or a little of something everyone likes to eat.

  • 5

    Posted by Karen on 7th Jan 2020

    This was the first thing we cooked in our new Can Cooler Jr. Easy, not "mushy" at all - will definitely do this one again.

  • 5
    Must try!

    Posted by Ashley M. on 2nd Jan 2020

    I made this dish lasts night for my family and it was a hit! This dish is super easy to make, easy clean up, and most importantly it was outstanding! The 2nd day leftovers were even better!

  • 5
    CanCooker Fan Favorite Recipe

    Posted by Ralph E. Price on 16th May 2018

    I fixed this as my first meal in my new CanCooker, Jr., and it turned out to be delicious! The flavors of the different ingredients were enhanced by this cooking method and were not a mushy, watered-down mix of everything rolled into one. The carrots were more carrot-like, etc. The kielbasa's flavor was better than it has been for me with other cooking methods. I was apprehensive, at first, that so little liquid in the CanCooker would cause the food to scorch on the bottom of the can, but everything was moist and bursting with flavor and had no hint of scorching. I didn't have the rack to use this first time, but I definitely plan to get one. Thanks for a great product!

  • 5
    Absolute Favorite

    Posted by Cathy on 1st Feb 2018

    This is my husband's favorite meal for the CanCooker, and my favorite to eat!