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Hungarian Fried Cabbage and Noodles (Haluska)

An authentic Hungarian fried cabbage and noodles recipe passed down by my great grandmother who emigrated from Austria-Hungary… Also known as Haluska, Krautfleckerl, or Káposztás Tészta, this simple buttery caramelized cabbage recipe packs a lot of flavor for VERY little money!

Fried Cabbage and Noodles -- an authentic Hungarian fried cabbage and noodles recipe passed down by my great grandmother who emigrated from Austria-Hungary… Also known as Haluska, Krautfleckerl, or Káposztás Tészta, this simple buttery caramelized cabbage recipe packs a lot of flavor for VERY little money! | hungarian recipes | easy recipes | haluski | comfort food recipes | frugal recipes | find the recipe on unsophisticook.com #hungarianrecipes #cabbagerecipes #maindish #dinnerrecipes #noodles

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Aside from the whole not allowing my food to touch thing, I was not a picky eater as a child. But there were a handful of foods that I would not eat: asparagus, tomato soup, and this fried cabbage and noodles dish. Strangely enough, I LOVE all of them today! Though my aversion to different foods touching remains…

I always knew when fried cabbage and noodles was on the menu for the evening, namely because my mom would come home from the grocery store with a big honkin’ green cabbage and a bag of No Yolks noodles. And if I missed her unbagging the groceries, the smell of it cooking was a dead giveaway. Back then, she’d always save me some of the plain noodles, and I’d coat them with some melted butter and a shake of Parmesan cheese — much as my own daughter does these days.

But as I’ve grown older, I’ve gained a new appreciation for the Hungarian recipes my family has passed down. Also, I’m a sucker for budget-friendly dinners, and you can’t get much more budget-friendly than this! I mean, cabbage is always affordably priced, and it’s available year round. Case in point: I picked up an enormous green cabbage for $0.49/lb. and a bag of No Yolks Broad noodles for $1.99. Add in a little butter, salt, and pepper, and you’ve got a dinner big enough to feed an army (or at least enough to feed MY army!) for under $5 total.

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Fried Cabbage and Noodles -- an authentic Hungarian fried cabbage and noodles recipe passed down by my great grandmother who emigrated from Austria-Hungary… Also known as Haluska, Krautfleckerl, or Káposztás Tészta, this simple buttery caramelized cabbage recipe packs a lot of flavor for VERY little money! | hungarian recipes | easy recipes | haluski | comfort food recipes | frugal recipes | find the recipe on unsophisticook.com #hungarianrecipes #cabbagerecipes #maindish #dinnerrecipes #noodles

No Yolks Broad Noodles

If you’re not familiar with No Yolks noodles, you might be wondering why I specifically called them out. My mom used these noodles in everything — this fried cabbage and noodles recipe, chicken paprikash, chicken noodle soup, beef stroganoff, you name it. These smooth, firm, and fluffy noodles are incredibly versatile! So it’s only natural that I continue to use them myself all these years later.

No Yolks noodles are made from egg whites, so they contain no cholesterol and are low in fat and sodium. My mom (and I) use the No Yolks Broad noodles most often, but they also come in Extra Broad, Fine, Kluski, Dumplings, and Stir-Fry cuts.

Fried Cabbage and Noodles -- an authentic Hungarian fried cabbage and noodles recipe passed down by my great grandmother who emigrated from Austria-Hungary… Also known as Haluska, Krautfleckerl, or Káposztás Tészta, this simple buttery caramelized cabbage recipe packs a lot of flavor for VERY little money! | hungarian recipes | easy recipes | haluski | comfort food recipes | frugal recipes | find the recipe on unsophisticook.com #hungarianrecipes #cabbagerecipes #maindish #dinnerrecipes #noodles

Fried Cabbage and Noodles

Just as No Yolks noodles are versatile, so is cabbage. This hardy vegetable can sit in the bottom of your veggie drawer for ages and come out looking very little worse for the wear — meaning you can keep these ingredients on hand to make this meal at a moment’s notice!

Simply remove the core from the cabbage and slice it very thinly with a sharp knife. Melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the shredded cabbage, sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon salt over it, and give it a stir. Cover and cook, stirring often, until the cabbage starts to wilt. At this point, you can remove the lid and turn the heat up to medium-high. Add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and cook until the cabbage turns an amber color and starts to caramelize a bit.

Fried Cabbage and Noodles -- an authentic Hungarian fried cabbage and noodles recipe passed down by my great grandmother who emigrated from Austria-Hungary… Also known as Haluska, Krautfleckerl, or Káposztás Tészta, this simple buttery caramelized cabbage recipe packs a lot of flavor for VERY little money! | hungarian recipes | easy recipes | haluski | comfort food recipes | frugal recipes | find the recipe on unsophisticook.com #hungarianrecipes #cabbagerecipes #maindish #dinnerrecipes #noodles

In the meantime, cook the No Yolks Broad noodles according to the directions on the package, then drain well. When the cabbage is done cooking, fold it into the cooked noodles. Season with additional salt and the pepper and serve!

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Fried Cabbage and Noodles -- an authentic Hungarian fried cabbage and noodles recipe passed down by my great grandmother who emigrated from Austria-Hungary… Also known as Haluska, Krautfleckerl, or Káposztás Tészta, this simple buttery caramelized cabbage recipe packs a lot of flavor for VERY little money! | hungarian recipes | easy recipes | haluski | comfort food recipes | frugal recipes | find the recipe on unsophisticook.com

Hungarian Fried Cabbage and Noodles

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

An authentic Hungarian fried cabbage and noodles recipe passed down by my grandmother who emigrated from Austria-Hungary... Also known as Haluska, Krautfleckerl, or Káposztás Tészta, this simple buttery caramelized cabbage recipe packs a lot of flavor for VERY little money!

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-oz.) pkg. No Yolks Broad noodles
  • 1 large green cabbage, cored and sliced thinly
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the shredded cabbage, sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon salt over it, and give it a stir.
  2. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the cabbage starts to wilt. At this point, you can remove the lid and turn the heat up to medium-high. Add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and cook until the cabbage turns an amber color and starts to caramelize a bit.
  3. In the meantime, cook the No Yolks Broad noodles according to the package, then drain well.
  4. When the cabbage is done cooking, fold it into the cooked noodles. Season with additional salt and the pepper and serve!

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Be sure to check out the No Yolks website for loads of other creative recipes featuring No Yolks noodles, like the One-Pot Creamy Noodles with Bacon and Peas shown above!

I’d love to see how your fried cabbage and noodles turns out… Tag me @Unsophisticook on Instagram or use the hashtags #NoOtherNoodle and #Unsophisticook so I can check it out. Enjoy!

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Danielle

Friday 7th of August 2020

I've been clicking through your recipes ever since the paprikash and I'm loving your site. The European recipes are really tugging at my heart strings ( and stomach!). I love to do twists on recipes like these too since cabbage is so versatile! There's a cabbage and lentil recipe I make if I want to lessen the carbs and it has sautéed onion and garlic, thyme and bay leaf. And after the cabbage is wilted, I'll throw in the lentils and some Ajvar with a crushed paprika spread. It's so delish, you would probably love it!

Kathy N

Thursday 27th of September 2018

Exactly my Hungarian grandma's recipe! She called it Kapusta Haluska, and we grew up eating it often. One of my very favorite dishes :-)

Tara @ Unsophisticook

Thursday 27th of September 2018

Aww, I love hearing this, Kathy! This is a perfect recipe for the cooler weather we've had lately.

ROBERT SIEBENALER

Sunday 25th of February 2018

I have been making this for 40 years but with a twist. Fry off a lb. of breakfast pork sausage set aside and dump it in when combining the others stir in, and let set for about 10 minutes on a very slow simmer.... HEAVENLY.

Tara @ Unsophisticook

Sunday 25th of February 2018

That sounds amazing, Robert. Thanks for sharing!

Linda

Monday 20th of November 2017

Sorry, but I like the Noodles WITH yolks since it gives a bit of extra protein!

Tara @ Unsophisticook

Monday 20th of November 2017

So true -- and you can certainly use any variety you like. It will be delicious either way!

Christine

Friday 10th of November 2017

HI I made this ( our version) this week. Cabbage ,butter, salt,pepper,garlic powder and medium shell noodles. Love this dish. My mom and grandmother used to make this.

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