Haluski, also known as just cabbage and noodles, is a Polish dish (in our family it’s from the Polish side, is a classic Eastern European dish and attributed to many countries there) of buttery fried cabbage and onions that you toss with egg noodles. Now in my family we add bacon – that’s the Ukrainian side for sure! – and it’s considered a meal in a skillet!
Fried Cabbage and Noodles
I am making this again tonight to use up the other half of my cabbage and everyone is pretty excited. (I’m Ukrainian, we get excited about cabbage.) While I could and should have used the rest of my cabbage to make a new recipe for the website, I was outvoted completely.
We have always eaten fried cabbage and onions for dinner, (nothing else, a huge skillet of fried cabbage with butter, salt and pepper!) but once I introduced my carb loving family to the egg noodles in this dish I don’t think they’ll ever let me go back to plain cabbage again.
It really does turn fried cabbage into a filling, one pot meal when you add those egg noodles!
How to Make Cabbage and Noodles
This was so easy to prepare!
- Cook your egg noodles to al dente according to the instructions on the bag. Rinse in cold water and drain.
- Fry the bacon and onions together.
- Add the cabbage and butter and fry until tender crisp.
- Mix in the egg noodles, fry to heat up.
- Salt, pepper and serve!
Adding Meat to the Dish
The best part is that this recipe is so easy to customize to your liking, I have some garlic sausage that I have to use up tonight, so instead of the bacon I am going to add that in. I’ll simply skip the bacon part and just start cooking the onions in the butter at the beginning. The sausage will only need to be heated up, so it will go in closer to the end! You could also try:
- pre-fried ground beef. This would be like a crack slaw but full of egg noodle carbs LOL!
- cooked or smoked sausage of almost any type works in this dish
- ham would be perfect as well!
Tips and Tricks
- You can make this vegetarian by leaving out the bacon and simply frying everything in the butter.
- Make sure to drain the bacon grease after you fry the onions you don’t need all the grease, and you DO want the butter for flavor, trust me!
- This is super easy to scale up or down, you really can’t go wrong!
How to Store Cabbage
Cabbage will last for a solid month if you wrap it up tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate it. Truth be told, I am having a hard time getting any more cabbage, so it’s not just me that thinks cabbage is a comfort food right now! Mine has been in my fridge for three and a half weeks now, ever since we decided it was time to stay at home for good. I haven’t been able to order it from any of my online grocery deliveries, but this was a HUGE cabbage luckily! I split it in half to make two meals from it. Even after I cut it, you just simply wrap up the remainder of the cabbage tightly and store it in the fridge again.
Who else loves a good cabbage meal? If you have some, make sure to try this!
Hope you are all well and okay!
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Haluski - Fried Cabbage and Noodles
Fried cabbage and noodles is a classic Eastern European dish that is so fast and easy to make! You can customize it to your liking with bacon, sausage or another meat!
- Prep Time
- 10 minutes
- Cook Time
- 25 minutes
- Main Course
- Karlynn Johnston
- 3 cups medium-wide egg noodles uncooked
- 1 large onion sliced
- 3-4 slices bacon diced
- 1/3 cup salted butter
- 6 cups of green cabbage sliced
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
Cook the noodles to al dente according to the package directions. Drain and run under cold water.
In a large frying pan, cook the bacon until it releases some drippings. Add in the onions and cook for 10 minutes, until translucent. Drain the extra bacon grease.
Add in the butter and cabbage and cook until the cabbage is tender-crisp, around 15 minutes.
Stir the noodles into the pan, mixing in thoroughly.
Season with salt and pepper.
- You can make this meatless ( which is traditional) and just use butter to fry the onions and cabbage in
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.