Lucky Cabbage and Noodles


Lucky Cabbage and Noodles

Lucky Cabbage and Noodles
20 Min

Need a last-minute dish to serve tonight? Well, it must be your lucky day 'cause our recipe for Lucky Cabbage and Noodles is a real crowd-pleaser that comes together faster than you can do an Irish jig! Don't you just love it when luck is on your side?

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 4 cups thickly shredded cabbage (about 1/2 of a medium head)
  • 8 ounces bowtie noodles, prepared according to package directions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil; saute onions and cabbage until very soft and light brown.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and cook 7 to 10 minutes, or until heated through. Serve immediately.


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I love the soft cabbage with the al dente texture of the bow tie pasta - this pasta is always a little chewier in the center. It seems like the more you cook the cabbage and the onion, the sweeter it becomes. I made this the week after St. Patrick's day, and added some leftover diced corned beef towards the end, jut to warm through. And so easy on the budget!

I have seen so many recipes with comments on cabbage and noodles. It is not a combination I have had, but it does sound good. The noodles might even entice the kids to try it! I am going to make this just as written first, but sitting here now it seems to me it would need more spice of some sort. Have any of you tried additional spicing? What did you use?

all these recipes sound so good I dont know what to try first,

An Eastern European dish with the addition of bacon and known as halushky. Lots of pepper. Delicious.

I made this and took Howard's suggestion to add some cooked and crumbled bacon to it. I also took the suggestion below to cook it in butter. I sprinkled some Parmesan Cheese on top of mine. Very Good!

yummy! Can't go wrong with cabbage

I made this the other day,and used bacon grease instead of oil, it was very good. I love cabbage

Cabbage And noodles is an old old family favorite. I've been eating this for over 70 years. You can use either raw or cooked cabbage and pan fry it till it is somewhat a little dark on some of the cabbage and only use butter. Everything tastes better with butter. Season with sp to taste and then add any egg noodle or shells, curly egg noodles bow ties whatever you want. delicious

I had a half pkg. of fresh baby spanich and added some cut up ham I had..very tasty dish..we all love cooked cabbage, and this is a new way to eat it.. will make it often!

I made this recipe for my family of three. It was delicious. The portion size was enormous and was more than we could eat in one sitting. Being that my family does not prefer eating the same thing two days in a row I froze the leftovers. Three weeks leftover I thawed the leftovers in the refrigerator. I had one hot link in the freezer which I also thawed. In a skillet I added a tablespoon of chipotle olive oil added the thinly hotlink cooked until browned and then added the leftover pasta and cabbage. This was extremely good. I will definitely be making this again.

I made this a meatless dish for my meal on Good Friday...It was delish!! I quartered some fresh mushrooms and added those..I used spiral noodles, all I had in the pantry and once again I looked for the leftover container and there was none...This dish was easy to prepare and I was really pressed for time that day...Thank you Mr Food, you make things a lot easier for me )

I use the bow ties with cabbage, diced ham, shredded carrots, diced tomatoes, onion, lots of garlic and pepper (no salt). This is a good recipe.

Can I use olive oil which is better for you

my favorite is canola oil

Yes, you sure can use olive oil!

Only thing is the taste will not be the same..

Question for the Test Kitchen and others-- Has anyone tried this with some added cooked chicken strips to make it a one-dish meal???

Yes, you can definitely add meat to make this a one dish meal. Chicken, pork or beef, whatever you like!

I just made this. I used only about 1/2 onion and a few strips of bacon. I used a small head of cabbage and 1/2 pk of bowtie noodles. I thought it was delicious. If you like cooked cabbage, you will love this.

You'll get better flavor if you increase the cabbage & decrease the onion. Also, I use about 1/4 lb bacon, diced instead of the oil for even better flavor. I agree with the shot of Cayenne pepper. it seems to bring out the flavor of the cabbage. Another option instead of noodles is potato gnocchi. I use wide egg noodles & gnocchi. My kids just love it this way!

Also good using spaetzle instead of noodles.

Because I'm Vegetarian I ate this with potato & cheese perogies.

Never had this particular recipe, but My Mom used to make one (almost the same) that uses "rinsed" saurkraut instead of cabbage, and then it is baked with cheddar cheese on top. It was really good. Will have to try this version.

I never "rinse ' or chop my sauerkraut if this is done may as well simply use fresh cabbage rinsing takes out the salt and therefore rinses and draws out all the flavor sauerkraut and noodles is very good I doadd fresh finely chopped garlic I think this cabbage dish is good with a can of mushroom soup maybe some cheese added to top last 5 minutes

We make this and add bacon and use it as a meal.

My mother used to always make this with diced keilbasa. It's really delicious and inexpensive.

I made this for dinner. I mixed it up a bit by doing egg noodles instead of bowtie pasta. I also used bagged shreaded cabbage and put sliced kielbasa in it and mixed it all together into a casserole kinds thing. MY KIDS LOVED IT! I can say we will make it again!

My husband loved this. I added a bit of Cayenne for an extra kick. Really good.

For a quick dinner, add small chunks of cooked ham and a light cheddar cheese sauce to pan before final heating, top with panko or French fried onions from a can and bake until golden and crunchy. Serve with broccoli and apple sauce.

Does anyone have a recipe for "potatoes kolecannon? Cooked potatoes and cabbage in one pan. I believe it's an Irish tradition dish.

1 pound cabbage, cored and shredded 2 pounds boiling potatoes peeled and cut in 2" pieces 2 small leeks washed and sliced(white and pale green parts only) 1 cup milk salt and pepper to taste 1/2 tsp mace 1 stick plus 2 tblsp butter In separate pan, cook cabbage and potatoes until tender. Drain and chop cabbage. Drain and mash potatoes. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine leeks and milk and cook over medium heat until leeks are tender. Add potatoes,salt aand pepper, and mace to the leeks and milk and stirmover low heat until well blended. Add the cabbage and butter and stir until consistency of mashed potatoes. Dot with butter and serve at once. this recipe is from the Irish Heritage Cookbook compiled by Margaret M. Johnson

what are Kluski noodles?

Hi, they are a polish noodle they are on the thick side you can either buy them in a package or make them yourself if you use the pkg check them after 10 min of cooking they can take up to 20 min to cook. Hope this helps I have a recipe for them if you'd like it let me know enjoy

my Momma was also Hungarian and has passed on when I was just about 13--many many yrs ago...we had this on Friday Nights because we are Catholic...haven't seen the recipe in all these years (48) thanks for the memories!

i our polish house they are called haluski ahhh the memories

I would use maybe egg noddles,cooked in chicken broth instead of Bow-Tie.(cant stand them).


My mom was Hungarian and this dish, known to me as Halushki, was always made with cabbage that was fried in butter or margarine until a rich, deep dark brown color was achieved. Cooked bowtie noodles were mixed in and all the dish needed was a little salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. I still make it this way today and always make enough to freeze! This was our Saturday favorite!

P.S.The darkened cabbage was much sweeter than that which was cooked to a light brown color. Try it!

My Aunt made it the way you do, using just regular noodles, and she put dill weed in it and it is really, really good!

My mother is Hungarian. She always put in bacon.

Has anyone calculated the carbs per serving?

the carb count would be okay if we used that new Dreamfields pasta. They don't have bow-tie, but you could always use their noodles.

Try using kluski style noodles cooked in chicken broth instead of bowtie pasta. Far better texture and flavor and more authentic to the Polish original.

Been making this dish for over a year. One of our patients gave me her grandmothers recipe from the "old country". We use bacon grease to fry the onion with. I like to keep the bacon in the dish - it adds a great deal of flavor. Sometimes I add frozen peas at the last minute for a little color.

I grew up on a farm, and our family is French Canadian. We made it much like you.. fried bacon, then left a bit of the grease to fry the onions and cabbage in. Instead of peas for colour, since we grew both green and red cabbage, we used to add some shredded red. My mouth is watering now, and I think I just might have to make this old favourite and see if I can convince my son that cabbage is pretty good stuff!

I Think this dish sounds great.I cook in a nursing home and the residents would love it. Any suggestion of what else could be served with it? Kim from tumbling shoals Arkansas

I make my fried cabbage and noodles the same way...the slovak way. yummy . I serve Fried Sweet Italian Sausage with mine.

My slovak mother added some sugar to hers. Have you tried that?

our family used polish sausage cut up and potatoes brown sausage remove add potatoes and fry half done add sausage cut cabbage ib wedges lay on top add water enough to keep from burning and steam cabbage seasonnings changed some times onion it was all good

This is just wonderful !!! Guess what we are having on Good Friday !! This is the "lazy" Polish version of pierogi. Mom used to make the dish all the time. Making pierogi is a very tiring process.

Can't wait to try it,sounds yummy! anne in newport

My momma made us this dish all the time when we were little. We thought it was authentic "Hungarian" food...but it was and is tasty...this recipe brings memories

This is considered a "depression food". But, everyone loves it and perhaps reminds them of their childhood. It is very popular seller at fish fries this Lenten season.

You can put all of the ingredients (EXCEPT the noodles) into a crockpot with about 1 cup water and the oil called for in this recipe, and cook on LOW all day (or HIGH for about 4 hours). The cabbage won't be browned (we've never browned ours). Cook the noodles (we use regular egg noodles, but the bowties are O. K.), add to the cabbage in the crockpot, and serve.

This combination is especially delicious with some low fat kielbasa (Not smoked sausage). Cut the kielbasa into small pieces and brown lightly. Then add the cabbage and cooked noodles, and about a half cup of water. My family likes a lot of cracked pepper, too. I prefer thin to medium noodles over bow ties, which are more of a pasta. Enjoy!

why isn't the nutritional value listed an any of the recipes?

Better use another site if that's your main concern.

Love cabbage and noodles! And this sound very good.

sounds good


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