This fantastically simple Haluski combines bacon, cabbage, egg noodles, garlic and seasonings into a delectable taste treat. It comes together so quickly and is simple enough for novice cooks.
Haluski is delicious, easy and quick making it one of our family favorites.
What is Haluski?
I love Haluski. I mean really who doesn’t? This noodles and cabbage dish is commonly referred to as Haluski. Haluski is a Noodles and Cabbage dish of Polish and Slovakian origin although there is some disagreement from the Ukrainians and Hungarians. No matter where it originated from it is delicious comfort food. It is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Now I don’t think that the original version had bacon in it but you know me well. Savory Bacon Cabbage and Noodles is my delicious modified version of Haluski!
How do you make Haluski?
First cook the egg noodles according to package directions and drain well. In a small bag or bowl combine paprika, onion powder, oregano, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
Cook the bacon in the skillet until it is almost completely browned. Add the onion and cook for an additional couple of minutes. Add the cabbage and cook until it is tender. All the garlic needs is about a minute to cook so add that just before the cabbage is done.
Then sprinkle the cabbage with the seasoning that you mixed. Finally add the cooked noodles to the dish and stir gently to combine.
Helpful tips for making Haluski
- Use the Amish style egg noodles because they are thicker, sturdier and delicious.
- Don’t overcook the noodles because you don’t want them breaking apart. Consequently they will be reheated for about 2-3 minutes at the end of the recipe when they co-mingle with the cabbage.
- Get your bacon crispy as crispy bacon tastes better and holds up better in this dish.
- Slice your cabbage and onions thin hence it cooks faster and the whole dish appears better.
- If you have a sensitive palate and the idea of adding any cayenne panics you then for goodness sake don’t add it. The dish will still be delicious with or without it. As I always say don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.
- This dish is best as soon as it is cooked. I have had it sit for a bit and it still tastes good. But right out of the pan upon completion is phenomenal.
- If you are looking for a heartier meal then add thin sliced pieces of kielbasa sausage at the same time that you add the onions.
Health benefits to eating cabbage.
Cabbage is healthy! Therefore don’t wait for St. Patrick’s Day to bring home that cabbage. Cabbage is delicious and it has numerous health benefits. Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C and vitamin B6. It is also a very good source of manganese, dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin B1, folate and copper. So if you haven’t had any cabbage lately, the only one you can remember is the boiled one, then you need to branch out. Live a little. Enjoy your new adventure!
Other cabbage recipes you will love!
- Traditional Irish Colcannon Potatoes and Cabbage
- Savory Bangers Cabbage Skillet
- Cabbage Bacon Sausage Stir Fry
- Tropical Slaw
This post was originally published January 3, 2017. It was republished June 6, 2018 with new relevant information and new pictures.Print
Haluski is an easy quick delectable recipe combining cabbage, noodles and bacon. It will quickly become one of your family’s favorites sides.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 25
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: main meal
- Method: stove top
- Cuisine: Polish
- 2 cups uncooked egg noodles (Amish egg noodles are perfect for this)
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 pinches ground black pepper
- 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
- 4 slices bacon uncooked coarsely chopped
- 1 large onion cut in half and then cut in thin half moons
- 1/2 large head of green cabbage shredded
- 2 large cloves garlic minced
- Cook egg noodles according to package instructions. Drain well.
- In small ziploc bag combine paprika, onion powder, oregano, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper
- In large skillet add bacon and cook until almost completely browned. Add onions and cook for additional 2-3 minutes. Add cabbage and cook until it is tender; approximately 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook for additional 1 minute. Sprinkle with seasoning. Add egg noodles and stir to combine.
Keywords: haluski, noodles and cabbage, egg noodles, bacon cabbage and noodles