Hungarian Noodles and Cabbage

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I think anyone who likes cabbage will like this recipe. It is simple to make, uses everyday ingredients and yet is immensely satisfying.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 cups finely shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup finely sliced onion (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cooked egg noodles, broad, drained


  1. Mix the salt and cabbage together and let stand 30 minutes. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  2. Heat the butter in a deep skillet. Add the onions, cabbage, sugar and pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until cabbage is browned, about 45 minutes. Add the noodles and toss to blend thoroughly.
Most Helpful

I love cabbage and I loved this recipe! I used a bit extra cabbage because it "cooks down" a bit. I liked the method of salting and rinsing the cabbage. It kept the cabbage pleasantly crisp in contrast to the soft noodles. I like that this recipe isn't drowning in butter; the amount listed is just enough. Thanx for a wonderful classic recipe!

*Parsley* March 11, 2012

We really enjoyed this - it is classic comfort food and was surprisingly addictive, considering the simple ingredients. The only change I made was I rinsed the cabbage off after salting it and then pressed it in a towel to remove the water. Thanks for posting this! Made for My Three Chefs Fall 08

xtine November 19, 2008