Krautfleckerl, Haluski or just plain cabbage and noodles, this is a popular, simple, quick recipe which is easy on the budget and can be made to your taste. Different countries, regions within those countries and even individual families have their own recipe.
There are basic ingredients such as cabbage, egg noodles, and onions (you could always add some garlic too). Salt and pepper and of course butter are important ingredients – need to saute those onions! Additional veggies can be added such as peas or carrots; caraway is a spice that is optional. If you want to make it heartier add some sliced kielbasa or sausage. Dollops of sour cream sometimes finish off this simple dish.
See also Kielbasa and Cabbage Stew for another simple cabbage recipe – it’s Weight Watcher’s too!
Cabbage and Noodles
- butter and or oil (enough only to saute the onions)
- 1 large onion, diced
- garlic, minced (optional and to taste)
- cabbage, chopped (about 6 cups)
- carrots, diced or peas (optional to taste – I like to add carrots for color and more nutrition)
- 8 oz. of egg noodles (I like Kluski or a yolk free noodle)
- salt and pepper to taste
- caraway seed (optional to taste – I didn’t add)
- cooked kielbasa or sausage (optional and to taste – I like the skinless kielbasa), bacon would be another good choice
- dollop of sour cream (optional)
Cook the noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.
If you want you can brown the sliced kielbasa and set aside.
Saute the onions (and carrots if using) in a little butter/oil until tender. Add the chopped cabbage (and garlic if desired) and cook for about 15 minutes.
Stir in the cooked noodles and season to taste with salt and pepper. Now is the time to add peas or any cooked meat (if using) stirring until combined and heated through.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream if desired.