In this Cabbage & Noodles recipe, simple pantry ingredients create a comforting dish in just minutes.  Tender sweet cabbage, fluffy egg noodles and deliciously browned sausage are tossed with butter, salt & pepper.  A perfectly comforting meal that your whole family will love!

Cabbage and Noodles in a bowl with peas and sausage

When I was a kid, I loved veggies and now that I’m older, I love them even more.  Right near the top of my list is cabbage!

Not only does it taste great either raw or cooked, it’s so good for you!  Typically we use it in cabbage rolls or cabbage roll soup but of course it’s great in a nice crunchy coleslaw too!
Cabbage and Noodles in a large pan with onions, peas and sausage

Cabbage and Noodles (aka Haluskie) is an old Polish dish and it’s one of my favorites from my Grandmother!  Different areas have slightly different versions, Slovak Halusky is more of a potato dumpling while other areas enjoy it as cabbage and noodles.

Regardless of what you call this dish, it’s the perfect way to enjoy the sweet flavors of cabbage and a great way to get a meal on the table on a busy weeknight!

Cabbage and Noodles in a bowl with peas and sausage topped with pepper

Don’t let the simplicity of this recipe deter you from giving it a try, ingredients don’t have to be fancy to taste amazing!

When seasoning this dish, be generous  with the salt & pepper, it makes this extra good!  I typically use egg noodles in this dish, I love the light fluffy texture and you can use any type of sausage. If you don’t like sausage, feel free to crisp up some bacon (and sub in some of the bacon grease in place of the butter) or skip the meat altogether.

Cabbage and Noodles in a bowl with peas and sausage topped with pepper
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Cabbage and Noodles

Tender sweet cabbage, fluffy egg noodles and deliciously browned sausage are tossed with butter, salt & pepper. A perfectly comforting meal that your whole family will love!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 12 ounces kielbasa or sausage sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 1 large onion diced
  • ½ head cabbage chopped (approx. 6-7 cups)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • cup frozen peas
  • 8 ounces uncooked dry egg noodles
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste


  • Cook noodles according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook sausage until lightly browned.
  • Add remaining olive oil, butter and onion. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add cabbage and garlic. Cook until tender (10-15 minutes). Stir in peas, noodles and salt & pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes or until heated through.



Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
4.96 from 384 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 579 | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 872mg | Potassium: 515mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 54.3mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2.5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American


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  1. I just finished a bowl of this yumminess and I am looking forward to having some more ! It was so simple to make . Very comforting on this cold January day. I do think that I will add some red pepper flakes next time for a little kick but other than that it’s really good. Holly, I have to say that your website is my absolute favorite “go to” for most of my recipes . I am never disappointed in anything that I make of yours . Thanks again for a great dinner idea to keep in rotation !4 stars

  2. I took your advice and cooked this a shorter time. It came out perfectly. What a great recipe – absolutely delicious! Thank you Holly, and Happy Holidays to you & your loved ones. 5 stars

  3. I’m wondering if I can use ‘shredded bagged Coleslaw Mix’ instead of bothering with a cabbage…then having half of a cabbage left over. I think I’d like that, since it usually has some shredded carrots in there, as well. Sounds delicious!

    1. Sure you can! The cabbage in the coleslaw mix is a little bit finer so it won’t need quite as long to cook. Cook just until it is tender. Let us know how it goes!

  4. I made this last night for dinner. I used Italian sausage, and added seasonings. Still, it was a rather bland dish, not well received by the family. I did follow the recipe, but added garlic, red pepper flakes and some Italian seasoning and still, a very bland dish. Sorry.2 stars

    1. Gee, maybe you should have used polish sausage as the recipe was written. And the Italian seasoning probably threw off the whole subtlety of the simple, deep, wonderful olive oil, butter and cabbage.

      Fabulous recipe, we don’t change a thing other than a little more cabbage and one extra clove garlic.

  5. This dish was super delicious the first time I made it, exactly following the recipe. I’ve made it since, using some other readers ‘tweaks’, which brought this already tasty dish to an even higher level. I added in some Caraway Seeds & a Shredded Carrot. WOW, it was then even more amazing! Thank you Holly, & I also thank the other readers for their terrific suggestions. 5 stars

  6. I just made this today with cabbage from my garden and it’s absolutely delicious and easy. I added some hot pepper flakes for some heat and fresh dill for some brightness. This will be a regular in our house for sure5 stars

  7. really good, but, I will next time omit that other tablespoon of olive oil. it was really greasy..4 stars

    1. Delicious! The kids ate until they couldnt stuff in another bite. I used the entire head of cabbage and it was just enough. We like cabbage.5 stars

  8. Pretty good, but needed some kind of a flavor boost. We thought caraway seeds would be interesting.

  9. I made this tonight. I don’t measure so it’s my own fault but I added too many noodles and wish I’d added more cabbage. With saying that it was delicious!

  10. This is great. As I put in the cabbage, I added a 1/4c of water with no-chicken boullion to make it a touch more saucy. Also at the end I added paprika, dill, and garlic powder. Definitely adding this into rotation.

  11. I make fried cabbage a lot so knew I would love this, just happened to have 1/2 a head of cabbage left over from cabbage roll soup, will make again

      1. Made it. I tweaked it just a bit. Switched out peas for shred. carrots. Will make again for sure.5 stars

  12. I tried this recipe because we love the smoked sausage and cabbage theme. I usually double this recipe and have a great cheat that adds in a little moisture and “sauce” there is a frozen bag of peas and mushrooms in a sauce that I add in at the end and the few mushrooms and flavor are great. Extra’s heat up the next day even better. Thanks for the great and simple meal.5 stars