Love good ole country comfort food? This easy Cabbage and Noodles recipe is a quick and delicious dinner idea for any weeknight meal.
Living on the old homestead (my hubby’s family, not mine) we have the acreage to grow a lot of our own veggies. One of the best and easiest for me to grow is cabbage.
Garden to Table
While I don’t have fresh cabbage all year, and perserving it fresh is impossible, I tend to make this dish quite often during the summer months when the cabbage is coming on.
The rest of the cabbage is typically turned into sauerkraut for canning. I know, it’s obvious that we have some serious German heritage.
Country Comfort Food
I love the simplicity of the recipes my grandmothers used to make. It’s filling and nutritious, but brings back so many memories of them and my mom in their kitchens.
No expensive equipment… most of what they used they made or grew themselves.
I’m sure that a lot of why we ate the way that we did is because they either grew up in or were raised by parents who grew up during the Great Depression. I know my great-grandma told us stories about their hardships and their Victory Gardens. So many people grew their own food out of necessity in those days.
Ready in 30 Minutes
Part of the reason that this cabbage and noodles recipe is one of our favorites is because of how quickly I can have it ready on a busy weeknight. It’s the best of both worlds. Homemade but convienent. Which for us, is quicker than driving into town for takeout.
Typically everything I need for this is already in my pantry or freezer. I tend to make large batches of egg noodles to keep in our freezer for recipes such as this. (I’ll definitely be sharing that recipe soon too, so make sure to come back.)
So, noodles, butter, cabbage, and kielbasa. Being German, that kind of sounds like our entire diet. Missing the beer maybe.
Cabbage and Noodles
Country Cabbage & Noodles
- 1/2 head green or red cabbage roughly chopped
- 1 pkg smoked sausage or keilbasa chopped
- 6 tbsp butter
- 1 pkg egg noodles cooked according to package directions
- In a large stockpot, bring water to boil while you chop your cabbage and kielbasa.
- In a large skillet or Dutch oven, gently brown kielbasa.
- Remove kielbasa from your skillet, leaving as much grease as possible. Set aside.
- Start cooking your noodles.
- Add 3 tbsp of butter to the skillet. Toss in chopped cabbage. Allow to cook until softened and slightly browned.
- Return kielbasa to the skillet with your cabbage. Stir to combine well.
- Drain your cooked noodles.
- Add noodles to your cabbage in the skillet. Top with remaining butter.
- Stir well to combine.
- Remove from heat and serve.
Serve this Country Cabbage & Noodles with some of our Homemade Bread and butter on the side for a true country dinner.