Apr 082016

Comfort Food: Cabbage, Onion, Noodles

Some days become noticeably better by simply adding a belly-filling, heart-warming, bowl of cabbage and noodles. This is a recipe that my grandmother often made—calling it peasant food—as she retold stories of my great- and great-great-grandparents’ lives while coming to The United States from Poland and Czechoslovakia. The sugar and onions caramelize a tiny bit during the low temp cooking. And what’s not to love about that!

Skill: Easy
Cost: $$$$
Nutrition: ♥♥♥♥
Skills: Chopping, boiling, sautéing, simmering
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Ingredients: halushki

  • 4 cups wide egg noodles
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 6 cups cabbage, (about a half large head) sliced thinly
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • pepper


  1. Cook egg noodles according to package directions, strain, and set aside.
  2. While noodles are cooking, melt butter in large, deep skillet over medium-low heat.
  3. Add onion and sprinkle in brown sugar. Sauté, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 10 minutes or until softened and beginning to turn golden.
  4. Add cabbage to pan, stir well to incorporate with onion.
  5. Sauté for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Cover, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. Increase heat to medium, add cooked noodles, salt and pepper, and stir well until noodles are heated through.

Serves 6


Very excitable and prone to fits of glee, Christine cooks on a vintage 1950 General Electric double-oven stove, does not have a dishwasher unless you count the husband, and is guilty of posting cat cuteness on the interwebs. She photographs and blogs about food and other joyful topics from her home in Vermont.

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