Rating: 4.57 stars
77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

My Czech family dinner or lunch recipe has always been a favorite of mine. It still brings back childhood memories!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 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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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Place cabbage in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 6 to 8 minutes.

  • Heat butter in a deep skillet. Saute the onion until tender. Stir in cabbage and noodles. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

385 calories; protein 11.3g; carbohydrates 55.7g; fat 14.2g; cholesterol 77.5mg; sodium 135.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (60)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2008
We LOVE Halushki(how we spell it)! This has been a staple in our house since before I was born- now my kids love it too! In order for this dish to taste SUPREME you have to fry the cabbage with the onion. In fact I put the cabbage in the pan for about 10 minutes before I add the onion. Let the cabbage lightly brown for the most tasty result. Egg noodles are great but you can use Farfalle, Rotini or Elbows. ENJOY this comfort food! We tend to use a lot of pepper and salt for this recipe as well as garlic powder. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2005
I love Holuski but I found the cabbage has more flavor if when you fry the butter and onion you also fry the cabbage. Its also not as soggy. Read More
(18)
77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2008
We LOVE Halushki(how we spell it)! This has been a staple in our house since before I was born- now my kids love it too! In order for this dish to taste SUPREME you have to fry the cabbage with the onion. In fact I put the cabbage in the pan for about 10 minutes before I add the onion. Let the cabbage lightly brown for the most tasty result. Egg noodles are great but you can use Farfalle, Rotini or Elbows. ENJOY this comfort food! We tend to use a lot of pepper and salt for this recipe as well as garlic powder. Read More
(60)
Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2007
I love this classic Czech dish. So simple, cheap and comforting. However, I do agree that you should definitely sauté the cabbage along with the onion instead of steaming it separately. Also, the addition of a dollop of sour cream can't be beat. For a heartier dish with additional flavor, we also love to add some sliced kielbasa to sauté in with the onion and cabbage. Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2009
A favorite of us Western PA folks! Around here its not holuski if its not dripping in butter. 1/4 cup is NOT enough, unless you want to be eating plain cooked noodles. Start with at least 1 stick of SALTED butter to saute the onions. Use a stock pot when doing this and add the cabbage a little at a time cause it won't cook down in a timely fashion if you add it all at once. Add the noodles into the cabbage and stir in pot and add more butter as needed until it's all coated to your liking. I usually use a total of 1 1/2 sticks to 2 sticks of salted butter. This is also how my Czech grandmother made it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2006
I have always LOVED this recipe maybe because I am Czech however my Babi (who is a Czech immigrant) has never prepared it for me. The taste for this dish must be in my blood! I always fry the onion and cabbage together instead of steaming the cabbage... to me it tastes better this way and you don't have an extra pot to clean. I always eat it with a dollop of sour cream on top... adds a creamy texture. So simple yet SO delicious! My very American boyfriend loves it too (although he likes it with Cheddar on the top). Prosim! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2005
I love Holuski but I found the cabbage has more flavor if when you fry the butter and onion you also fry the cabbage. Its also not as soggy. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
One of the most unique and delicious Czech dishes that I have tasted. My Czech/Ukrainian version is a bit different - it includes diced bacon and browned sourkraut. Always receives fantastic compliments from those who try it for the first time. Rich Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2009
I love love love halushki...takes me back to my Western Pennsylvania / Ukrainian roots. However my father and his family always added either bacon or "fatback" to this recipe. It makes it even more amazing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2005
Easy to throw together last minute but could be helped with the addition of other vegetables (for color/presentation) and cayenne. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
Absolutely delicious. My slovak grandmother made this for me everytime I came to stay with her when I was a child. When I got the craving for it I came here and I'm so happy I found this recipe. I also sauteed the onion with the cabbage and added more butter than called for. I also used quite a bit of salt and pepper. Next time I will take the advice of the other reviewers and add some polish sausage (kielbasa). My grandmother used to serve the kielbasa separately but I think it would be fantastic mixed in. I made and ate this all by myself for lunch...YUMMY!! Read More
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