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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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Linda Silvasi Kelly

Sunday 2nd of January 2022

The cabage+noodles was one of our go to family meals growing up. It was served with a dollup of cottage cheese. My Dad was from Budapaest(Mom was Italian)so we had many Hungarian dishes. I'm a vegetarian, so many of my favorites, I've adapted to meatless. Being 1/2Hungarian+1/2 Italian, I have best of both worlds. Linda Silvasi Kelly

Tara Kuczykowski

Sunday 2nd of January 2022

I love cottage cheese, but I never thought about serving it with this dish!

Val Weaver

Thursday 4th of November 2021

My dad used to make this recipe with bowtie pasta. It was my favorite. He would call me at work and tell me when he was making it, so I would make it a point to be home for dinner. He emigrated to the US in 1906 at the age of 6 with his parents. He said he was born in Urkut, Hungary. His parents changed their last name from Novak to Nye after settling down in Cleveland, OH, then later moving to Akron, OH, where I grew up. My dad married my mother when he was 46 years old (after WWII). I'm glad I finally found this recipe so I can try making it. Thank you for sharing it.

Tara Kuczykowski

Thursday 4th of November 2021

I just love hearing these stories so much, Val. Thank you for sharing yours!!

Thomas Angyal

Wednesday 27th of October 2021

Try a sprinkle of sugar on top it’s amazing.

Tara Kuczykowski

Wednesday 27th of October 2021

Oh, I will try that -- thanks for sharing, Thomas!

Illona H. Wilken

Sunday 21st of February 2021

Hi Tara, I am so happy to have found these recipes--all foods I grew up on. My father when he was age 6 imigrated to the US from Budapest(1906)with his family. These recipes were introduced to my mother when in 1935 she married my father. Our cabbage noodles were prepared with finely chopped cabbage, browned to almost black in lard. One recipe that got lost along the way is for Kugelof, a coffee cake made with a yeast and sour cream dough. Another is Kochinia(sp?) My father and his brother changed their name when they were young adults to Harley from Hareschleb, however my Hungarian heritage has remained important. Thank you again----Illona Wilken

Tara Kuczykowski

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Oh, I'm so glad you're here, Ilona! I just love hearing all of these stories. My great-grandparents changed their surname from Hrabal to Rabal when they emigrated. Someday I'd love to piece together a family tree so I can learn more about my German and Hungarian heritage.

Shadeslove aka BR

Wednesday 20th of January 2021

My Grandmother taught us to make this with bacon grease vs oil or butter. Adds a nice flavor to the dish.

Laurie

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

@Tara Kuczykowski, what kind of bacon a friend of mine said there is a certain kind of bacon and they used it on dirty bread with onions on an open fire

Tara Kuczykowski

Thursday 21st of January 2021

Yes, bacon grease is delicious in this recipe! Unfortunately, it's not a staple in many kitchens these days.

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