Polish Cabbage and Noodles, Haluski. A very comforting and hearty Eastern European meal made up of noodles, cabbage, sausage and garlic.

This is a wonderful recipe. It's very quick and easy to prepare and taste out of this world.

Polish Cabbage and Noodles, Haluski. A very comforting and hearty meal with a delicious garlic flavor.

What is Haluski?

Haluski is a Noodles and Cabbage dish of Polish and Slovakian origin. It's a rustic, Central and Eastern European comfort food dish, made up of thick noodles or dumplings and really easy to make.

The ingredients are straightforward and this will feed even the hungriest of people!

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This dinner is certainly a very quick recipe to make and also budget-friendly.

So if you're pushed for time you could even make up a big batch and have it the following day too or take to work in a food flask!

This is also a great recipe to serve up for a crowd, say for a buffet.

You can just make up a huge pot of garlic cabbage and noodles, even with or without the sausage if you have any vegetarians dining with you and everyone can help themselves!

This recipe has been kindly shared by Cathy Kopp, who has several Polish recipes, all of which are so popular with her family.

Here's what Cathy said about her Polish Cabbage and Noodles, Haluski recipe;

It's so good! Quite comforting and very stick to your ribs hearty.

Haluski is the Polish name for this. I add my cabbage in two steps so that some of it wilts down but the rest keeps a crisper bite.

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So without further ado, let's get straight to the recipe and start cooking!

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Serves

4 - 6 Persons

Ingredients

8 ounces egg noodles
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound kielbasa (or sausage of your choice), sliced
4 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, chopped
1 large head of cabbage, chopped and divided in half
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup frozen peas
Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Cook egg noodles in boiling water for 2 minutes less than the package directions say. Drain and set aside.

2. Brown the sausage slices in olive oil.

3. Add the butter and onion to the sausage.

Cook until the butter melts and the onions soften; stirring to pick up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.

4. Add the garlic and half the cabbage.

Stir until coated with butter then cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

5. Add the peas, the other half of the cabbage, and the noodles. Stir to combine, cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes.

6. Add salt and pepper to taste, serve, and enjoy!

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Polish Cabbage and Noodles, Haluski. A very comforting and hearty meal with a delicious garlic flavor.

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Polish Cabbage and Noodles, Haluski. A very comforting and hearty meal with a delicious garlic flavor.

Polish Cabbage and Noodles, Haluski

Yield: 4 -6 persons
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Polish Cabbage and Noodles, Haluski. A very comforting and hearty Eastern European meal made up of noodles, cabbage, sausage and garlic.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound kielbasa, sliced, or sausage of your choice
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 in large head of cabbage, chopped and divided half
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook egg noodles in boiling water for 2 minutes less than the package directions say. Drain and set aside.
  2. Brown the sausage slices in olive oil.
  3. Add the butter and onion to the sausage. Cook until the butter melts and the onions soften; stirring to pick up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add the garlic and half the cabbage. Stir until coated with butter then cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the peas, the other half of the cabbage, and the noodles. Stir to combine, cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste, serve, and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 485Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 1077mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 14g

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    1. Hey James, nope! They probably don’t, but feel free to change the oil for butter or drippings which is what would have been used back in the day! It’s a great recipe so hopefully you’ll get to try it soon!

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    Lila S Vandermay

    says:

    5 stars
    I just made this tonight.. It came out fantastic… Reminds me of Bigos.. I did everything as written.. Although I did add in Polish mushrooms And it the broth that I steeped them in.. I also threw in some sauerkraut that was rinsed off… Thank you so much for the recipe…

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    Francie Kline

    says:

    5 stars
    This is very good and very satisfying especially on a chilly evening. The only change I made was to omit the peas as my husband can’t stand them. My whole family loved it and my husband had thirds! I will definitely be making this again. Thank you for sharing!

    1. 5 stars
      I too skipped the peas. But I might try it someday?? I think I might have used too little cabbag. But maybe not. I though later I wish I had added chopped apples (peeled probably)

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    Anthony Murphy

    says:

    5 stars
    I grew up in Pittsburgh Pa. and This dish in to many variations to list were called hunky food, but Haluski was even served at restaurants all over even Polish Hill. My mom made it with just cabbage and homemade noodles and I use coleslaw mix like someone else here and whatever meat I have in the fridge. This is a great left over meat meal.

  4. 4 stars
    Made a half recipe of this today & really liked it. Usually I make something called cabbage noodles using cabbage, carrots, celery, onion & garlic along with salt & pepper – never thought to add peas or even sausage. I did cook it somewhat longer than listed & added a bit of seasoning salt along with the fresh cracked pepper. Looking forward to leftovers for the next couple of days.

  5. 5 stars
    The recipe was yummy but cut down to half the noodles. Also used inn maid medium noodles and turned out fine.Put in more sausage also due to my husband is a meet eater. Used skinless kielbasa Eckrich Brand

  6. 5 stars
    Absolutely love this recipe. I remember my mom making this polish dish when I was a kid. one of the only polish dishes I’d eat as a picky kid. I love how the cabbage gets cooked at different times to add to the texture. So good! ?

  7. 5 stars
    Hi Mary
    I have leftover prime rib roast and wondered if this delicious recipe that I have made before several times, would work using the leftover beef?

    1. Hi Karen, yes indeed! I would cut the beef in to strips so you get a good texture of that beautiful prime rib cut!
      Merry Christmas!

  8. Haluski, AKA haluska is an American dish created in Pittsburgh, most likely by Hungarian immigrants, Haluska is Hungarian for dumpling. I prefer mine with Gypsy ham and egg noodle bowties. I’ve never had it with the green peas, not sure where that comes from.

  9. My mom made this dish as we were growing up. It was a Slovak dish. But her ‘s did not have meat in it or onions or peas. It was cooked cabbage that was cut up in chunks and a little oil and margarine, salt and pepper.she would cook her noodles separately. Drain and then add the noodles to the cabbage. It was delicious. I just made some today. (