Halushki is a popular Polish dish consisting of cabbage, potatoes and egg noodles. It’s the big pan of white stuff that shows up at potluck suppers in Northeastern PA and always gets devoured.  Yes, it’s all white stuff in a big pan, but it’s cheap to make!


Author: John MacDowall


  • 1 head cabbage shredded (or KALE!)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 bag Egg noodles
  • Garlic power to taste
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Add the chopped cabbage and diced onion to the butter and fry until the cabbage is almost transparent. Use a pancake turner to flip the cabbage often to avoid burning.
  • Prepare the potatoes and noodles: Add potatoes to boiling, salted water and boil them for 20 to 30 minutes or until you can easily cut them with a fork. Meanwhile, boil a 4 quart saucepan of water and add noodles. Boil the noodles for at least 10 to 15 minutes or until done.
  • Drain the potatoes and noodles and add them to the cabbage, onion, and butter.
  • Season the dish with garlic, salt, and pepper to taste and simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.

About John MacDowall

I was born in Poughkeepsie, NY. We moved to a farm during middle school where I learned about raising animals and growing food. Now, I live in the affluent suburbs of Washington, DC and wonder why people eat the way they do.

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