POLISH CABBAGE AND NOODLES or commonly called Haluski is a quick, easy, comforting recipe to make! This recipe is an authentic Polish dish passed on to me by my Polish grandmother! Your family is going to love this traditional bowl of cabbage and noodles for dinner!
The season for comfort foods is on the horizon. I can feel the cool weather coming soon and I’m prepared with a stack of cozy fall and winter recipes. This cabbage and noodles dish is total comfort food, but so simple and easy too! I absolutely love sautéed cabbage, especially when it’s combined with onions and carrots and tossed with buttery noodles. How can anyone resist that?
This simple cabbage and noodles recipe is nothing new in my household. It’s one of those recipes that’s been in my family (and many Polish families) for ages. I couldn’t even tell you how many times I’ve cooked this up and like many traditional meals, there’s a long history behind this cabbage and noodles recipe.
The History Of Haluski
During the 1800’s women in Europe had an average of six children during their lives, with many families having more than that. Many of these families from Eastern Europe were poor and needed a simple and cheap dish that could feed the entire family (and keep them full). One of their favorite dishes that Polish Grandmothers (babcia!) and Mothers made was haluski.
What Is Haluski?
Haluski is a dish that my mother would make me, as a kid very often. It’s no surprise that her mother came from Poland, so this was a hand me down recipe. The dish is essentially an easy cabbage and noodles dish that is made in about 15 minutes. If you calculate the ingredients, you’ll see that it’s about a $5 meal and can serve 6-8 people. This makes a very bargain-friendly dish that is delicious too. Don’t you love that?
Ingredients In Haluski
In Poland, haluski is commonly made with dumplings, but nowadays most people now make it with egg noodles. I love the light fluffy texture of egg noodles in this dish. The other key ingredient is green cabbage. This is meant to be a simple dish but if you want to add in some other vegetables, go for it! I always like to add in carrots or ground beef. My mom would always make it that way. Regardless of how you enjoy this meal, it always turns out absolutely delicious with the sweet flavors of cabbage. It’s also super satisfying and the perfect dinner for busy weeknights!
How To Make This Cabbage And Noodles Dish
Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe deter you from giving it a try, ingredients don’t have to be fancy to taste amazing!
Start this recipe by cooking the egg noodles according to package instructions. Then, heat the butter in a large skillet or pan, add the cabbage, onion and carrots and cook for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Now, add the noodles to the pan, stir so they combine with the vegetable and butter mixture. Last, season with salt and pepper, serve warm. Be generous with the salt and pepper, it really brings out all of the delicious flavors.
For the final touch, if you want to indulge in some creaminess, add a scoop of sour cream on top of your haluski, if desired. Now mix it around. Oh yeah, isn’t that perfection?
So next time you’re trying to decide what to have for dinner? Think of haluski. It’s a meal your entire family will love! If there’s leftovers, even better. Just throw it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes the next day and the noodles boost right up. I had this for lunch a few times last week, I can’t get enough!
We enjoy cabbage and noodles as a meatless main dish, but it’s also a great side dish to beef, chicken or pork. You can even try adding sausage, pancetta, ham, or bacon right into the recipe, too. Fresh, flavorful and loved by all!
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- 1 16 ounce package Egg Noodles I use the wide/broad ones
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 medium cabbage chopped
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 cup carrots chopped
- salt + pepper to taste
- sour cream optional
- Cook noodles according to package.
- Heat butter in large skillet or pan, add cabbage, onion and carrots and cook for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- Add noodles to pan, stir so combined with the vegetable and butter mixture.
- Season with salt and pepper, serve warm in a bowl.
- Add a scoop of sour cream on top if desired. Enjoy!