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Grandmother's Polish Cabbage and Noodles

Grandmother's Polish Cabbage and Noodles


"This is a Polish recipe that my grandmother made, and it is easy and delicious. Add more butter if needed. Use ham or kielbasa."
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45 m servings 618 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 618 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 23.1 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 82.3g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 24.8 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 709 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir cabbage and onion until very tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in bow tie pasta and return to a boil. Cook pasta until tender but still slightly firm, about 12 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
  3. Stir water and cooked ham into cabbage mixture; heat through. Thoroughly mix in sugar.
  4. Gently stir bow tie pasta into the ham and cabbage and heat through.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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  1. 14 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I did not have bow tie pasta, I used equal amounts wide egg noodles. I also substituted TURKEY ham for only because I'm on a budget and the turkey ham was on sale. Right before serving, I sprink...

Most helpful critical review

This dish tastes good but was way to oily. Next time will cut down the butter and oil. I added a sweet onion and used whole wheat penne.

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I did not have bow tie pasta, I used equal amounts wide egg noodles. I also substituted TURKEY ham for only because I'm on a budget and the turkey ham was on sale. Right before serving, I sprink...

This is a milder dish, but still delicious! It was nice to have another way to use up the cabbage!! The ham makes it really good!!

Nice variation on my Mom's (Austrian) pork and bowties. The only thing she did differently is use leftover pork roast, cubed, instead of ham. Your recipe is an awesome combo. Must have more ...

This is one of my daughter's favorites. I've honestly made it at least a million times! ;) Like other reviewers I've also used sausage (usually smoked sausage) instead of ham. Either way it's am...

This is super delicious! So much better than plain cabbage noodles although I adore those too. This is easy, economical, and tastes great. My mother said it was the best cabbage and noodles she ...

This was just ok for me as written. I found it to be a little bland. I usually fry my cabbage in bacon grease for added flavor. I would definitely do that if I make this again. I really liked th...

Family loved it. So easy & great leftovers.

A humble but very tasty dish for those who enjoy cabbage. Comforting, simple, and ready in just over a half hour.

I didn't make any changes to the recipe. My husband and I really liked it. I wasn't as popular with the kids (16 and 12). I would make it again though.

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