Hungarian Noodles and Cabbage

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by Lalaloob

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

Top Review by Christopher P.

I have been making this for almost fifty years. I learned it from my best friend's father who learned it from his immigrant mother. This was a dish the men cooked for Sunday get-togethers. The difference in his recipe is that the cabbage is cooked with lots of paprika and pepper. I know that I have the spices right when the cabbage is the color of salmon. And, I use lots of butter, about one stick for a large cabbage. Sometimes I make it with onion but most of the time without. The cabbage is finished and ready for the egg noodles when it is a buttery mush.

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.

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