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Haluski Recipe or cabbage and noodles is a traditional Eastern European comfort food that will leave you wanting more. The combination of noodles, veggies, and buttery flavor makes this an unforgettable dish that will get even your picky eaters excited about eating more cabbage. And this simple Instant Pot adaptation is simple to make and comes together in under 30 minutes so you can enjoy any night of the week!

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Haluski - Cabbage and Noodles Recipe

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What is Haluski

Haluski or cabbage and noodles is a traditional Eastern European comfort food that will leave you wanting more.

Our haluski contains both noodles and cabbage. It also includes traditional herbs and butter for added flavor. It is the perfect combination of comfort food and veggies that you can easily make in your Instant Pot. 

Where does Haluski originate from?

Haluski is a traditional Czech Republic dish of fried cabbage and noodles. It is found all over Eastern Europe with each country giving it a slightly different style and flavor.

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Why you will love this recipe

This haluski recipe is an easy, one pot comfort meal. It is super fast to make and comes together in less than a half hour. That makes it perfect for just about any night of the week.

It is also packed full of vegetables. The cabbage, onions, and peas add excellent nutrients to the dish. And since it has a really nice flavor, your pickiest eaters won’t mind eating some extra veggies.

This is also a great recipe for Instant Pot fans. You don’t need a single other pot or pan to make this great tasting recipe. Just whip out your Instant Pot and you can start cooking.

Haluski - Cabbage and Noodles Recipe

Haluski Ingredients

When you are ready to make this delicious cabbage and noodles recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Olive oil
  • Yellow onion
  • Garlic 
  • Fresh oregano
  • Dried thyme
  • Fusilli pasta
  • Water
  • Cabbage  - You’ll need one small head or about 4 to 5 cups sliced.
  • Green peas
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper - This is to taste.

How to make Haluski

Haluski - Cabbage and Noodles Recipe instructions

  • First, select SAUTE on the Instant Pot. When it reads HOT, add in the oil and onion and then saute until soft. This will take about 5 minutes.
  • Next, add  the garlic, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Once they are combined, select CANCEL and use some of the water to deglaze the pot if needed. You want to make sure any stuck bits are removed from the bottom to avoid the burn notice.

Haluski - Cabbage and Noodles Recipe instructions

  • Next, add the cabbage and the pasta and then pour the water over the noodles. The water won't cover the noodles which is fine. As a final step before placing the lid on top, add the butter over the pasta.
  • Once you add the butter, place the lid on the pressure cooker and then make sure the vent is set to the Sealing position. Next, select PRESSURE COOK on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  • When the timer goes off, carefully do a quick release of pressure. When the pin drops you can safely remove the lid.
  • Before serving, add the green peas and give it a quick stir. You can serve in bowls with sour cream or cottage cheese on top.

Haluski - Cabbage and Noodles Recipe

Pro Tips for making the best haluski

Haluski is really easy to make, but you should check out these tips and tricks to make sure it comes out right each time.

  • Don’t overcook the noodles. They only need 5 minutes of pressure cooking and the quick release. Too much more time and they can turn to mush!
  • Make sure you sauté the onions for a few minutes in the oil. This helps give them a great flavor.
  • If you really don’t like peas, you can omit them.
  • Make sure you scrape the bottom of the pot to remove any stuck on bits of food to avoid the burn notice on the Instant Pot.

Haluski - Cabbage and Noodles Recipe

How can I make traditional Haluski?

Traditionally Haluski is made with egg noodles. We are using fusilli pasta to make it kid friendly. If you are using egg noodles, adjust the cook time to 1 minute instead of  2 minutes.

How to serve Haluski?

Haluski makes a great main course. It is a very filling pasta recipe filled with lots of nutrients from the cabbage and onions.

We like to serve it with sour cream or cottage cheese on top. 

You can also serve them with  our homemade Ciabatta bread or garlic bread on the side. They allow you to scoop up some of the noodles and make excellent additions to the meal.

Though you can serve the noodles as a main dish, you could also serve it as a side or even as a breakfast food if you like. 

Haluski - Cabbage and Noodles Recipe

How to store Haluski?

Once the noodles have cooled, you can spoon it into an airtight container. When it is ready, place the haluski in the fridge. You should be able to store for about 4 to 5 days.

When you are ready to serve the dish again, you can gently reheat it on the stove top in a pot over medium-low heat. As it heats, stir it so it heats evenly. If you prefer, you can place a small amount in an individual serving bowl and microwave until warmed through.

Can you freeze haluski?

Yes! You can place cooled haluski in a freezer safe container and then freeze for up to 3 months. 

When you want to eat it, allow it to thaw in the fridge overnight. You can then reheat on the stove top over medium low heat or in the microwave until heated through.

Haluski - Cabbage and Noodles Recipe

Is Haluski vegan?

Our recipe uses butter, so it is not naturally vegan. It is a great vegetarian option though!

If you want to make it vegan, you can. Just substitute the butter with equal amounts of olive oil. Just note, the dish will lose a bit of its traditional flavor using all oil. You may want to consider using a vegan butter, which gives a bit more of a butter-like taste and texture.

Can I make this gluten free?

We tested the recipe using regular wheat noodles. You can try to use gluten free noodles, but you may need to adjust the cook times a bit since gluten free pasta tends to cook slightly differently than regular wheat pasta.

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Haluski - Cabbage and Noodles Recipe

The Best Haluski Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Haluski Recipe or cabbage and noodles is a traditional Eastern European comfort food that will leave you wanting more. The combination of noodles, veggies, and buttery flavor makes this an unforgettable dish that will get even your picky eaters excited about eating more cabbage. And this simple Instant Pot adaptation is simple to make and comes together in under 30 minutes so you can enjoy any night of the week!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (thinly sliced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 oz. fusilli pasta
  • 2 cup water
  • 1/2 head cabbage (about 4-5 cups - sliced thinly)
  • ¼ cup Green Peas
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Garnish

  • Fresh Parsley

Instructions

  1. Hit SAUTE on the instant pot, and when it reads Hot pour the oil, add the onion and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, oregano, thyme salt and pepper, stir and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Hit CANCEL, and use some of the water to deglaze pot, if necessary
  4.  Add the cabbage and the pasta and then, the water. The water won't cover the noodles, but this is fine. Add butter over the pasta
  5.  Place the lid on the pressure cooker, make sure vent is on Sealing position, then hit PRESSURE COOK for 5 minutes. If using EGG noodles, the cook time changes to 2 minutes.
  6. When done, do a quick release. When pin drops, remove lid.
  7. Add the green peas and give it a quick stir.
  8. Serve warm garnished with chopped parsley and oregano and serve with sour cream or cottage cheese, if desired

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Chris

Thursday 2nd of September 2021

Needs longer than 5 min to cook. Followed to the T and noodles were way undercooked

Anjali

Friday 20th of August 2021

I hadn't heard of Haluski before, but I'm so glad I came across your recipe! Mixing cabbage with pasta was the perfect combination and was such a delicious easy weeknight meal!

patty at spoonabilities

Friday 20th of August 2021

Oh this does look and sound delicious! I love cabbage and never have combined it with pasta -- I can't wait to try it!

Diana Reis

Friday 20th of August 2021

This is so good. Cabbage is so underrated, but I love it.

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