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Haluski a.k.a. "Cabbage and Noodles"

What you need: 

1 cabbage
1 lb. of noodles
1/2 to 3/4 cups of vegan margarine (Earth Balance! Woo!)
salt & pepper

What you do: 

This is a very simple version of an Eastern European dish that is also very popular around Pittsburgh. My family simply called it "Cabbage & Noodles" most of the time for obvious reasons.
Cut cabbage in half and cut out the core. Cut each half into long, thin-ish strips.
Put cabbage strips in a large pot along with the margarine over medium heat. Use 1/2 to 3/4 cups margarine (1 to 1 1/2 sticks) depending on how big your cabbage is. Let the cabbage and margarine simmer until cabbage is wilted and yellow.
While cabbage is simmering, boil your pound of noodles (I like using colored rotini, but just about any noodle will do.)
When both cabbage and noodles are done, drain the noodles and mix them with the cabbage. Stir.
Add as much salt and pepper as you desire.
This is obviously not the healthiest dish, but if you're from the "Pixburgh" area, it's a great, easy comfort food. It's also easy to add other have fun with it!

Preparation Time: 
15-30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Recipe Category: 


I added carrots and Bragg's Amino to the mix and we ate this for 2 days straight.  This is a keeper. :)


What a cheap and delicious meal!  I sprinkled some cooked smart ground crumbles on top and it really hit the spot.  Pretty good cold and as leftovers - this made a whole lot! We'll be eating it for a couple days.  Thanks for the recipe.


I'm eating this now, I love buttered noodles and cabbage is my favorite vegetable so I thought this sounded wonderful.  I've never heard of it til now.  It is actually VERY good, but wow does it feel so unhealthy LOL


Oh yeah, I sauteed some celery too! Forgot.


Thanks for sharing this recipe. Came out real good. I used about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of Soy Garden vegan margarine  with a little bit of veggie broth to make a more liquid sauce. I also sauteed some chopped onion and garlic along with my cabbage and added caraway seeds and steamed carrots at the end.


I’m from Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada and Haluski is one of my favorite Slovak comfort foods.  It’s really, really, delicious over homemade noodles, with a pinch of caraway seeds added when your cooking the cabbage.  Yummy! 


Well, Im not from PA.  I'm actually from North Florida and my mom made cabbage like this my whole life... well with real butter of course (ick).  Anyways.  I havent had cabbage in years but this recipe made my mouth water, so I had to try it.  Never had cabbage with pasta, but now I'm sold on it!  YUMMY!!  Great recipe.  Thanks.
Oh, and I use lots of black pepper and louisianna hot sauce.  Delicious!


Just outside of the 'burgh. A city called Beaver Falls. This recipe was always around it seems. Probably due to the fact that there's not much cost or effort to it!

When I came here to Ohio, and made it for my wife she thought I was nuts. "That sounds just... wrong," I remember her saying. But once she had it, she was hooked. And during her pregnancy, she CRAVED it.

So are you in Pittsbugh proper, or other parts of PA?

This post is great! I'm from Freedom (near Beaver Falls) but now live in OH and was looking to make it for my boyfriend!


I too am from the NE PA region of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre - though I am in Houston now.  I make something similar to this all the time.  Just a few additions that really make a difference. 

While the noodles are boiling, I saute a package of the "faux" breakfast sausage links in olive oil until well browned, remove those from the pan, set aside and add additional olive oil and then add a one diced onion saute in olive oil until translucent.  I use the bagged already shredded cabbage for coleslaw and add that to the onion mixture with a cup of vegetarian broth and saute for about 10 minutes (med-low heat).  I then cut up the sausage links into 1/2 inch pieces and add back to the onion-cabbage mixture along with the now cooked and drained noodles and 1 tbsp. poppy seeds. 

It makes a TON and is truly comfort food.  ENJOY!


i'm from coal region of PA and we had pierogies every friday at school for lunch!  man i miss those.  living in puerto rico now, and cabbage and noodles is def not on the menu  :(



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