Cabbage and Noodles

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Sautéed cabbage and onion tossed with buttered noodles and bacon is one of my favorite meals and it couldn’t be easier to make. Cabbage and Noodles is an inexpensive comfort meal that we always look forward to during the cooler months.

Cabbage and Egg Noodles cooked with bacon. Super easy comfort food.

Tis the season for comfort foods, or at least it should be. Our summer got off to a slow start this year and now it is lingering. But the cool weather is bound to get here sooner or later and I’m prepared with a stack of cool weather recipes.

I absolutely love sautéed cabbage. Especially if it is sautéed in bacon fat with onions and tossed with buttery noodles. How can anyone resist that?

Cabbage and Noodles cooked in bacon. An easy and inexpensive meal.

Crispy salty bacon is always a good thing.

Cabbage and Noodles cooked in bacon. Simple and easy comfort food.

Sautéed cabbage becomes tender and sweet. It cooks down quite a bit and literally blends in with the noodles. I added just a few caraway seeds that I crush with the back of a spoon. Caraway seeds have a strong flavor and a little goes a long way. If you don’t like the taste of them, just leave them out.

And be sure to try Sweet and Sour Cabbage. It’s another one of my favorites.

Cabbage and Noodles cooked in bacon

Cabbage and Egg Noodles cooked with bacon. Super easy comfort food.

Cabbage and Noodles

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 827kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Cabbage and onion sautéed in bacon fat make a delicious comfort meal when added to buttered noodles.
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  • 12 ounces (7-8 slices) thick bacon, cut into1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 head green cabbage, sliced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed caraway seeds
  • 12 ounces egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on paper towel-lined plate.
  • Add onion to bacon grease and cook until it begins to soften, about 2 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add noodles and cook according to package directions. When they are done, drain and place in a large bowl with butter.
  • Add cabbage to skillet with bacon grease and cook until tender, about 10 minutes, using tongs to move cabbage around so that it cooks evenly. Add caraway seeds, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir cabbage and bacon into noodles and serve.


Calories: 827kcal

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38 thoughts on “Cabbage and Noodles

  1. I know this was a long time ago, but I had to say thanks! This is a wonderful idea!

    There’s a Hungarian version of this with sweetened onion and cabbage over egg noodles. If you don’t like to add sugar, I often make it with onion, cabbage and sliced apple, then save a cup of it before adding noodles. The rest of the cabbage mixture I chill and have it for breakfast. It’s an amazing breakfast, though unconventional.

    Another Hungarian cabbage and noodle recipe is with cabbage, onion and potato, use russet for this one, you want the potato to form a sort of creamy mess. It absorbs a lot of oil, so it’s not at all diet food. But so delicious! It competes with mac and cheese in my mind for first place in comfort food. Of course bacon goes good in this one.. I can hardly think of anyplace bacon doesn’t go well!

  2. When times were hard raising my girls I would make this minus the meat because we didn’t have any. My girls loved this and never asked about the meat. I’d serve this along with apple crisp for dessert they never even knew we were struggling. Thanks for sharing the recipe I’ll be making it soon for myself.

  3. In Hungary, where I come from, we tear the cabbage, salt a little and let stand. If the cabbage releases liquid, we pour it away. Browns cabbage in oil or shortening, until it gets color and become soft. Cook the noodles, mix together and sprinkle on pretty much finely ground black pepper. There should be so much browned cabbage so you can not see the noodles. Some people just have a little pepper and then some sugar, a nice flavor accent.

  4. The only thing that makes this even better is to serve it over mashed potatoes!! Ultimate comfort food. For all you carb lovers!!

  5. Thank you for this recipe. As we love Southern Fried Cabbage, we were sure to love it with noodles – and we did!

  6. Hi! I made this last night and it was AMAZING! Could you possibly tell me the “nutritional info”? I need to add the meal to MyFitness App and I have no clue what to put! Thanks so much!

  7. This is definitely a very good recipe. I make it all the time. Next time try it with spaghetti and once cooked add soy sauce.

  8. Thank you for this recipe. My mom used to make this. I miss having her here, but the recipe brings back memories. I just made this the other day. I added a little fresh parsley at the end. You can use Hillshire farms smoked sausage instead of bacon. But…..LOVE the bacon. My mom would make this with some potato pancakes on the side. Too much starch for me now, but “back in the day” it was never a problem.
    Love to see these kind of recipes. Simple, filling, and inexpensive.

  9. I just made this today. It was pretty good. I wish I had left out the caraway seeds. It was my first using them, and they are not my taste. I did add some garlic, which was nice. When I make this again, I will drain some of the bacon fat off, and half the butter it was a bit greasy, but the base was there. I just need to find the right tweaks for me.

  10. This is an old polish dish my girlfriends grandmother (who couldn’t even speak English) use to make back in the 70’s. I believe it’s called “Haluski” It is wonderful, my family has enjoyed it for years. I’m so glad you posted your recipe so more people will know about it!!!!

  11. I absolutely love cabbage — any and every kind there is. I normally make slaws or braise it, but I’ve never tossed it with noodles…and bacon! This sounds fantastic!

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