Thursday 11 April 2013

Cabbage and Noodles? Why not?

Some time ago I was made aware by Betty that there was a dish that is made out of cabbage and noodles. I had never heard about something like it. Cabbage - yes. Noodles - yes. But together?

As usual I went online and - TADA! - there are tons of recipes describing Cabbage and Noodles in a combination. Amazing!

As I understand it originates as a Hungarian or Polish dish.
Makes sense to me. That was what people had available on their small farms. Cabbage from their fields/gardens; hens gave the eggs and milk from a cow, and ham from a hog. There was no way of going to the next supermarket. You had to do all from scratch.
Even the noodles. (egg, milk, flour, salt and nutmeg)
Fill casserole with layers of cabbage and noodles
And here comes the difference. I didn't have any real home made egg-noodles (Spaetzle) and I didn't want to try making some. (It might be idea for another posting.)
Plain noodles had to do the trick.
Cabbage-Noodle Casserole
I found a recipe I liked and added some ham and a milk and egg mixture before setting the casserole in the oven. The dish can good be an "all vegetarian" if one doesn't add the bacon and ham.
Easy to make, tasty, and nice on the budget.

Printed from COOKS.COM
5 pieces bacon
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 head cabbage, chopped
1 pkg. egg noodles (flat)
Sour cream (med. container)

Makes 1 large casserole or 2 small ones.
Fry the 5 pieces of bacon until crisp; drain. In bacon grease mix sugar and salt. Add chopped cabbage and cook over medium heat in large fry pan for 10 minutes. Cook noodles separate in water as package directs and drain. Grease casserole. 

Mix together noodles, cabbage and crumbled bacon. Bake, covered for 30 minutes in 300 degree oven. The last 5 minutes uncover and spread or spoon on the sour cream and sprinkle with paprika.


  1. Now I am going to try it again and use some ham I have at the moment.I thought as you did, cabbage yes, noodles yes, but together........I don't know. Thanks for posting. And Bea, it always makes me feel better when I take a dish to a pot luck and it comes home empty.

  2. This sounds really good. I love cabbage, I will have to try this.


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