Kielbasa and Noodles With Cabbage

Buttery egg noodles stirred into a skillet of smoked Kielbasa sausage and cabbage make an easy meal that will become a family favorite.

Onions and garlic add so much flavor to this hearty dish of Kielbasa and Noodles With Cabbage.

Fried cabbage with Kielbasa and noodles

Kielbasa and Noodles Recipe

The warm flavorful notes the Kielbasa adds to this dinner recipe are made hearty and craveable when buttered noodles are added. Kielbasa and Noodles are the primary ingredients, but cabbage and onions add flavor, substance and texture.

A splash of red wine vinegar and a little minced garlic add depth to this dish that make it a regular on your menu.

All of the ingredients are warm and thinly sliced to allow to provide contrast of every flavor in every bite. The veggies, meat and noodles make a well rounded and complete meal.

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Buttery egg noodles with Kielbasa, fried cabbage and onions

Another meal idea with a similar flavor that we enjoy is Pierogies and Kielbasa.

Fried Cabbage and Noodles with Kielbasa

Also called Haluski this basic meal with fried cabbage and noodles has a lot of delicious flavors!

Kielbasa Sausage is a regular on our dinner table whether it’s our Kielbasa and Potatoes or Smoked Sausage, Peppers, Onions and Potatoes. We recently shared our basic Kielbasa and Cabbage Recipe, but none of these meals hold a candle to this one that includes egg noodles.

Skillet meal with Kielbasa, noodles, cabbage and onions

We love recipes with veggies and fresh produce like this one that are still budget friendly and easy to cook.

What is Haluski?

Haluski is a popular food that typically includes soft noodles or dumplings from central and eastern European countries.

In the United States Haluski typically features fried cabbage and noodles like in this recipe. It may have pancetta or bacon. We like making this basic dish better with Kielbasa which is a Polish smoked sausage.

What Type of Noodles Work Best?

Thin, wide egg noodles that are shelf stable are the best type for this recipe to blend with the other ingredients in the recipe. We prefer Amish style egg noodles.

My kids like the Reames frozen egg noodles, but we find the thickness to overwhelm the meat and veggies in the dish.

Another option that requires a bit more time in the kitchen is these Homemade Noodles.

Simple meal of Kielbasa sausage and egg noodles on a plate

While pasta can be used the rich egg flavor will best compliment the Kielbasa sausage and cabbage.

Tips & Tricks

  • Slice Kielbasa lengthwise and then cut into thin slices. The final shape will look like half circles.
  • Thinly slicing all ingredients maximizes flavor in every bite!
  • Browning the Kielbasa sausage adds flavor, not just color.
  • If anything starts to burn add a bit more oil and turn down the heat a little bit.
  • Recipe makes great leftovers and reheats well for quick lunch.
  • Leftover buttered noodles work well in this recipe since there is time to reheat in the skillet.
  • Stir in a portion of the noodles to start to ensure you get the balance of ingredients you prefer.
  • I have tested doubling the meat and can’t believe I’m typing this, but it was almost too much meat for this dish. The true beauty comes with enjoying a variety of flavors in every bite!
Skillet of cabbage and noodles or Haluski with Kielbasa

Ingredients Needed:

  • Kielbasa sausage
  • Cabbage
  • Onion
  • Egg noodles
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Vegetable oil
  • Red wine vinegar
Ingredients to make Kielbasa, Cabbage and Noodles recipe

How to Make Cabbage & Noodles with Kielbasa

Cook egg noodles by following the directions on the package. Rinse with water and then return to pan to stir in pats of butter. Set aside.

Heat 1 – 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Carefully add thin pieces of Kielbasa. Stir every 2 – 3 minutes until lightly browned. This will take about 5 – 7 minutes.

Set Kielbasa aside on a separate plate.

Add a couple more tablespoons of oil to the skillet and heat. Stir in onions and turn down to medium heat. Stir a couple times for about 3 minutes.

Once onions are tender add red wine vinegar, minced garlic and thinly sliced cabbage. Season with salt and pepper then stir together and place lid on the skillet.

Stir every 5 minutes until cabbage is tender. This will take about 10 – 14 minutes depending how full the skillet is and how thinly sliced the ingredients are.

Once the vegetables are tender stir buttered noodles and Kielbasa sausage into the skillet. Once everything is warmed through serve immediately.

I like to hold some noodles back and stir in a portion at first. Then add noodles as needed to get the ratio that we prefer.

Spoonful of Kielbasa and egg noodles stove top skillet meal

More Delicious One-Skillet Meals:

Cowboy Breakfast Skillet is bacon, eggs, and potatoes or riced cauliflower topped with cheese to make a wonder breakfast or brunch.

Sausage & Potato Skillet warms potatoes o’brien with smoked sausage, broccoli and cheese for a filling whole 30 meal.

One Skillet Shepherd’s Pie uses a cast iron skillet to make a classic combo with sausage, mashed potatoes and vegetables.

Hot Dogs & Sauerkraut is another simple skillet meal that people of all ages enjoy.

Buttery noodles with small slices of Kielbasa and cabbage

Cabbage and Noodles with Kielbasa Sausage

Servings 6 servings
Author: Jennifer
Buttery egg noodles stirred into a skillet of smoked Kielbasa and cabbage make an easy meal that will become a family favorite.
Onions and garlic add so much flavor to this hearty dish of Cabbage and Noodles with Kielbasa Sausage.
4.50 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Kielbasa sausage
  • 8 ounces egg noodles
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 head cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon Koshor salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground

Instructions
 

  • Cook egg noodles in salted water according to the directions on the package. Drain, rinse and return to pan and stir in slices of butter. Set aside.
  • Cut Kielbasa in half lengthwise then thinly slice.
  • Use a large, deep skillet over medium high heat to heat 1 1/2 tablespoons. Carefully add Kielbasa and stir occasionally until lightly browned. This will take about 5 minutes. Then set aside on a separate plate.
  • Add remaining oil to the skillet and turn down to medium heat. Add onions and cook until slightly tender.
  • Add minced garlic, cabbage and red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper then stir together and place lid on the skillet.
  • Stir every 5 minutes until cabbage is tender. This will take about 10 – 14 minutes depending how full the skillet is and how thinly sliced the ingredients are.
  • Once the vegetables are tender stir buttered noodles and Kielbasa sausage into the skillet. Once everything is warmed through serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 489kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 17gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 1140mgPotassium: 441mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 333IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mg

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“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    First try and came out perfect! I did not use the onions but it was great. Nor did I use oil, butter took care of everything. Double the noodles, cabbage and kielbasa and you have a huge meal for a group!

  2. Vickie Hull says:

    Ive tried this recipe before. Very good, but I cut the noodles in half. It just seemed to be to heavy in carbs. Worth trying if you haven’t.

  3. 5 stars
    I made exactly as written and it was delicious. I will definitely make again.

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There!

      We enjoy the flavor from red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar could be used. Butter could be a non-vinegar substitute or it could be left out all together if desired.

      Hope you enjoy 🙂

    2. Cindy Majewski says:

      3 stars
      It was good but a little bland for my tastes. I would add some dill and/or caraway seeds. Maybe some parsley for color and freshness.

  4. 5 stars
    Followed recipe and it was DELICIOUS! WILL DO AGAIN!

  5. I wouldn’t use balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar. The dish has a powerful vinegar taste and I measured carefully. I hope it’s edible.

  6. Marie E Simbeck says:

    I’m 70 now, but back when I was growing up my dad would make this. It was a family favorite. He couldn’t remember the name so he called it Hawishka Kapushka. We still call it that. Dad’s recipe was just polish sausage, noodles and cabbage with plenty of butter. Your recipe sounds like a great way to make this wonderful dish and bring back memories.

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