Haluski - A simple,rustic and traditional dish made with fried cabbage and noodles. Pure, delicious comfort food!

This post is sponsored by No Yolks.

If you’re a regular here on A Family Feast, then you’ve probably become quite accustomed to seeing recipes that originated from my husband Jack’s side of the family! But today, we’re sharing a recipe inspired by MY side of the family – this simple and delicious dish called Haluski, or Fried Cabbage and Noodles.

I grew up in a large household with both parents from Polish descent. Every Sunday afternoon was spent visiting my Babci and Dzaidzi (my grandmother and grandfather on my mother’s side). As part of the visit we always enjoyed a simple and very delicious meal – including dishes like this fried cabbage and noodles!

Haluski - A simple,rustic and traditional dish made with fried cabbage and noodles. Pure, delicious comfort food!


Almost everyone who grew up in a family of Eastern European descent has enjoyed this simple, rustic dish – cabbage and onions fried in butter (I think it’s best when the cabbage and onions are slightly browned and caramelized), then tossed with egg noodles, salt and pepper. Some versions also include caraway seed, slices of kielbasa, or salt pork – but we decided to use pancetta, which added really fantastic flavor to the traditional haluski recipe!

This is pure, delicious comfort food – and it’s best with a great egg noodle like No Yolks®!

Haluski - A simple,rustic and traditional dish made with fried cabbage and noodles. Pure, delicious comfort food!


No Yolks® brand noodles are cholesterol-free and they always cook up smooth, firm, and delicious – and it was the perfect choice for our Haluski recipe! No Yolks® egg noodles come in a variety of sizes that always cook up right, and for an even healthier option, No Yolks® noodles are now available in Whole Grain too.


Haluski (Fried Cabbage and Noodles) - A Family Feast

Haluski (Fried Cabbage and Noodles)

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 ounces pancetta, diced small (or bacon if you prefer)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 cups onion, diced
  • 1 ½ pounds green cabbage, cored and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ounces dry No Yolks® egg noodles, any size noodle


  1. In a medium to large skillet, over medium high heat, cook pancetta in 2 tablespoons of butter until crisp. Add onions and sauté for 2 minutes. Add 2 more tablespoons butter, cabbage, salt and pepper, cover and once mixture is hot, reduce to medium and cook for ten minutes.
  2. While cabbage mixture is cooking, cook No Yolks® noodles according to package direction and drain.
  3. Once cabbage is tender, remove cover and add drained noodles.
  4. Add remaining butter and cook to bring to serving temperature.
  5. Season with additional salt and pepper as desired. (Lots of black pepper is traditional!)


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  • Andrea wrote:

    Sorry but this isn’t Haluski at all. Haluski isn’t a meal but type of dumpling.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback Andrea.

  • Trish wrote:

    Ok so I haven’t made this yet but your post brought back a flood of memory from my Great Grandmother who made “Haluski Kaposki (sp?)

    I don’t know if that’s a variation of this dish or just her quirky twist but thank you for this. Honestly I might have forgotten this dish she make. It was truly delicious. You have made my whole day!

    • Martha wrote:

      I hope our version is just as good as your Great Grandmother’s Trish! I do know that the word for cabbage is ‘kapusta’ and the haluski is definitely the noodles – hope that helps! 🙂

  • Carol O’Hara wrote:

    This blog is exactly what I’m looking for…basic home cooked food that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg! Thank you!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you Carol! We’re glad you found us!

  • Helen wrote:

    Made this dish last night and it was so yummy! I found my new favorite comfort dish. So fast and easy….love it!!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Helen!

  • Fee wrote:

    Wonderful. I had completely forgotten this from my Hungarian childhood dinners. This is the comfort food I remember.

    • Martha wrote:

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe Fee!

  • Susan wrote:

    Can you use purple cabbage instead of green?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Susan – You can – but the noodles will turn purple from the purple cabbage. If that doesn’t bother you, yes it’s fine to use.

  • Kevin M Donahue wrote:

    I made the fired cabbage and noodles for dinner tonight and it came out very, very good. But I twick it I put some apple cider vinegar and paprika in it. and it came out delicious. Thank you for your recipe.

    • Martha wrote:

      Glad you enjoyed the recipe Kevin!

  • Millie wrote:

    I had something similar a long time ago. Got to try this, vegetables and starch in one dish.

    • Martha wrote:

      We hope you love the recipe Millie!

  • Debbie Parrett wrote:

    Making your recipe tomorrow for a pre Poland party we are attending. It looks wonderful.

    • Martha wrote:

      Hope you enjoy it Debbie!

  • Patricia Mapley wrote:

    Very Tasty. Since there is just the two of us, I made half a batch as a side to go with meatloaf and mashed butternut squash. That half made enough for at least 4 people as a side. I did use bacon and I will be making again.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Patricia!

  • Joan Kirshenbaum wrote:

    Thank you for the delicious Kugel recipe. I have been looking for the perfect Kugel recipe for years. I have finally found it. Thank you!!!!!!!!

    • Martha wrote:

      Wow Joan – you are very welcome! So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  • Brigitte wrote:

    I used keilobos sausage instead.

    • Martha wrote:

      Kielbasa is a great choice Brigitte!

  • Athena Keller wrote:

    I make cabbage n noodles all the time never knew it was this. I use Italian sausage in mine toss all together and fry in butter.

    • Martha wrote:

      Sounds delicious Athena!

  • Karen wrote:

    My Polish mother used to make this delicious recipe as well to which she would add cottage cheese. We loved it! Your recipe took me down memory lane. Thank you.

    • Martha wrote:

      You’re very welcome Karen! 🙂

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