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A Family Recipe for Cabbage and Noodles

You'll love this traditional Polish recipe that was handed down from generation to generation—and it's good for you, too!

By Becky Ponder, Joppa, Maryland

As appeared in

A healthy, hearty dish that will warm you through and through.


⅛ c. olive oil10 oz. whole-wheat noodles
1 onion, chopped1 tsp. fresh herbs (optional)
1 medium-sized head of cabbage, choppedSalt and pepper, to taste


1. Pour olive oil into large skillet. Add onions and cabbage. Sauté on medium heat until cabbage and onions are translucent. Stir frequently. Sprinkle with water as needed if cabbage begins to stick to bottom of pan.

2. While cabbage is cooking, boil noodles according to package directions.

3. Drain noodles and add to cabbage. Add herbs. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Stir to blend for an additional 5-10 minutes.

Serves 6-8.

Nutritional Information:  Calories: 250; Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 180mg; Total Carbohydrates: 46g; Dietary Fiber: 10g; Sugars: 2g; Protein: 9g.

Don't miss Becky's inspiring story about learning to cook from her grandmother.


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