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Cabbage and Noodles

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

Cabbage and onion sautéed in bacon fat make a delicious comfort meal when added to buttered noodles.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 12 minutes
TOTAL: 27 minutes


  • 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
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American

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38 thoughts on “Cabbage and Noodles”

  1. Cindy Davis

    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.

  2. 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.

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Caraway seeds definitely have a very distinctive taste. Thanks for sharing your feedback Lydia!

  3. sherri gage

    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!!!!

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Thank you for taking the time to comment and share some of the history of this recipe Sherri! It’s always fascinating to learn the history of recipes.

  4. Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)

    This is something that has been on my “list to make” for a couple years now. Thanks for the reminder. Looks delicious. Pinning so that list is somewhere besides my forgetful mind.

  5. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    Great idea to add bacon with cabbage. It’s something that I have never tried before but I can imagine that it really kicks up the bland cabbage taste. Great recipe!

  6. Shashi at runninsrilankan

    “Crispy salty bacon IS always a good thing”!!! And I love how you paired it with cabbage – what a fantastic idea! Why oh why have I never ever thought to do this!!!

  7. I love cabbage and it sounds awesome with buttery noodles and bacon. Looks really delicious, Chrstin!

  8. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    I totally adore cabbage—piling bacon on top definitely never hurts! This looks so so awesome, Christin! Can’t wait to try. 🙂

  9. I really don’t use cabbage enough in my kitchen! This sounds amazing. I love the addition of the salty bacon – so good!

  10. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    This sounds delicious! I made cole slaw last week, and have half a head of cabbage left over. This will be a great way to use up the leftovers!

  11. Oh, this looks like some wonderful fall comfort food. I have recently come to appreciate cabbage and am looking forward to giving this a try!

  12. 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!

  13. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Look at that bacon! I want to dive through the screen and eat this. Looks delicious, Christin!

  14. Jessica @ Sweet Menu

    Oh love this! It looks truly delicious, especially with all that crunchy bacon – yum!

  15. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    This definitely reminds me of something my Grandma used to make years ago. Sounds delicious! I love that you used buttered noodles and bacon in here. Looks like it gives this dish such a great flavor!

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