Cabbage Balushka or Cabbage and Noodles


This Hungarian favorite side dish features cabbage, onions, and egg noodles cooked in butter with salt and pepper to taste. It's so easy and good.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 (16 ounce) package egg noodles

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 head cabbage, cored and chopped

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in egg noodles and return to a boil. Cook noodles uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender but still slightly firm, about 5 minutes. Drain well.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet or wok over medium heat; cook and stir onion until browned, about 8 minutes.

  3. Cook and stir cabbage into onions until cabbage has wilted, another 5 to 8 minutes.

  4. Gently stir cooked noodles into cabbage mixture; season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

482 Calories
19g Fat
67g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 482
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 161mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 74mg 369%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 558mg 12%

* 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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