Fried Cabbage and Noodles

Fried Cabbage and Noodles is made of caramelized veggies and egg noodles sauteed in a rich butter-garlic sauce. A quick and family-friendly dish!

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Classic Haluski Recipe

Fried Cabbage and Noodles is incredibly simple, but it boasts layers of flavors and texture for a truly amazing dish. You’ve got that tender cabbage with caramelized edges mixed with fluffy egg noodles. Then, they’re all coated in a light butter sauce flavored with herbs, garlic, and onions. This meal is so simple, yet so good!

In addition, it’s extremely versatile, too. Easily turn it into a bowl meal by topping it with a fried egg, sausages, bacon, or meat. You can also transform it into a cheesy casserole. Comforting and inexpensive, this is sure to make it into your regular meal rotation.

What is Fried Cabbage and Noodles?

It’s a Polish staple that’s also widely consumed throughout Eastern Europe and places in the US like Pittsburgh which has a big Polish population. As for the dish itself, you sauté cabbage with herbs and seasonings, then add egg noodles. Finally, you melt butter into the dish so everything is coated with a light buttery sauce!

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Is cabbage and noodles similar to Haluski?

Almost, but traditional Haluski uses homemade potato dumplings instead. However, most people use egg noodles nowadays due to convenience.

What do you need to make Fried Cabbage and Noodles?

Simple pantry ingredients are all you need for this recipe. No fancy ingredients too, so it’s very affordable.

  • Aromatics: We’re using basic onions and garlic for the aromatics.
  • Herbs and seasonings: Prepare some oregano, Worcestershire, dried thyme, plus salt and pepper.
  • Butter and olive oil: Used for sauteing and flavor.
  • Cabbage: Chop into wide strips or very thinly, whichever you prefer.
  • Egg noodles: You can use either wide or thin.

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How do you make homemade Fried Cabbage and Noodles?

  1. Sauté. Soften and brown the onions in olive oil, followed by the garlic and herbs. Pour in the Worcestershire, then add the chopped veggies. Sauté until the veggies are cooked and the edges are brown and caramelized. After that, add the drained egg noodles, then pats of butter. Stir until melted and everything is coated. Season to your liking.
  2. Serve. Sprinkle with more herbs, and enjoy hot.

Recipe Variations:

  • Add bacon: Chop up some thick-cut bacon and sauté before the veggies.
  • Add sausages: For a classic Polish pairing, add sliced and browned kielbasa to the dish.
  • Cheesy version: Stir in some cottage cheese. You may also top with cheddar, and broil until golden.
  • Add meat: You can add some browned ground beef, chicken breasts, or strips of pork.
  • Use other noodles: Spaghetti, fettucine, or even macaroni will work in a pinch!
  • Add more veggies: Make it healthier with julienned carrots, baby spinach, broccoli florets, and mushrooms. Use up whatever’s in your pantry!

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How do you shred cabbage?

You can use a manual shredder, your food processor, or the shredder attachment of your stand mixer. You can also use a sharp knife and simply slice the head thinly.

What cabbage to use for cabbage and noodles?

Use regular white or green. Its neutral flavor turns sweet as it cooks, and the vibrant green looks gorgeous against yellow noodles!

How to serve:

It’s tasty as is, but a dollop of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt makes it even better. It’s also an excellent side dish for mains like Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks, Creamy Chicken with Asparagus, and Bacon Wrapped Pork Medallions.

How to store:

Cool down the leftovers first, then transfer to a well-sealed container. This will stay good in the fridge up to 4 days, but try to finish it as soon as you can for the best texture.

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More Cabbage Recipes:

Recipe Tips:

  • Make sure to remove the core before chopping the cabbage, because it’s too tough and tends to be bitter.
  • Once the veggies are caramelized, use a little broth or water to deglaze the pan. Those brown bits are loaded with flavor!
  • You can substitute the Worcestershire sauce with some apple cider vinegar for tang.
5 from 4 votes
quick fried cabbage and noodles recipe
Fried Cabbage and Noodles
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

FriedCabbage and Noodles is made of caramelized veggies and egg noodlessauteed in a rich butter-garlic sauce. A quick and family-friendlydish!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried cabbage and noodles
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 372 kcal
Author: Marionela Tiron
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 oz. wide egg noodles
  • 5 cups green cabbage about 1/2 cabbage cut into wide strips
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat add the oil and saute the onion until soft and browned about 5-6 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, paprika, oregano, and thyme, saute for 30 seconds.
  3. Add Worcestershire sauce, sliced cabbage, season with salt and pepper.
  4. Saute until cabbage has browned and then add 1/4 cup of chicken broth. Sauté until the cabbage is tender, about 15 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the noodles per package directions. Drain and set aside.
  6. Once the cabbage is tender, stir in the noodles. Add butter, and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve garnished with chopped parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Fried Cabbage and Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 63mg21%
Sodium 175mg8%
Potassium 399mg11%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 560IU11%
Vitamin C 36mg44%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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