This is a Polish recipe that my grandmother made, and it is easy and delicious. Add more butter if needed. Use ham or kielbasa.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir cabbage and onion until very tender, about 30 minutes.

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  • 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.

  • Stir water and cooked ham into cabbage mixture; heat through. Thoroughly mix in sugar.

  • Gently stir bow tie pasta into the ham and cabbage and heat through.

Nutrition Facts

618 calories; protein 24.8g; carbohydrates 82.3g; fat 23.1g; cholesterol 58.8mg; sodium 708.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2012
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 sprinkled the dish with fresh ground pepper. The boys loved this dish--NO leftovers. NOTE: For those of you who are looking for a cheap and filling dish to stretch your food budget, this is the one for you. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2017
Easy and fast way to use leftover cabbage and make a filling and homestyle meal. I added Polish spices from Penzies and beef sausage along with the ham. Used Country Crock instead of butter (lactose free). Will make this again. Read More
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2012
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 sprinkled the dish with fresh ground pepper. The boys loved this dish--NO leftovers. NOTE: For those of you who are looking for a cheap and filling dish to stretch your food budget, this is the one for you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2012
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2012
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 often!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2014
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 amazingly yummy. I sometimes add a large handful of those precut julienned carrots, just for color, and I think one could add lots of different vegetables as well. The basic recipe really lends itself to a sort of clean-out-the-fridge meal. The only other thing I do differently is that I add the meat at the beginning, with the veggies, and then let everything slowly sauté into the yummy goodness that is this simple and homely dinner. Oh, and I have never remembered to add the sugar and water at the end. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2013
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 ever had! Thank you for the great recipe. I will make it again and again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2012
A humble but very tasty dish for those who enjoy cabbage. Comforting, simple, and ready in just over a half hour. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2012
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 the addition of ham to the traditional cabbage and noodles. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2020
Easy to make and delicious. I added a touch of Sherry and smoked sausage to the cabbage while cooking for flavor, otherwise used same recipe as listed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2012
Family loved it. So easy & great leftovers. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2017
Easy and fast way to use leftover cabbage and make a filling and homestyle meal. I added Polish spices from Penzies and beef sausage along with the ham. Used Country Crock instead of butter (lactose free). Will make this again. Read More
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