This Polish Fried Cabbage & Noodles is a classic comfort food dish that’s so easy to make! This version is gluten-free and can be made dairy-free.

What is Polish Fried Cabbage & Noodles?

I’m polish on my dad’s side, and I always hear stories about all of the wonderful Polish food my grandma used to make! Polish food is really, really good, and I’ve been digging into more classic Polish recipes like this Polish Fried Cabbage & Noodles!

Polish Fried Cabbage & Noodles (or Haluski) is a dish made with pancetta or bacon, onion, garlic, cabbage, butter, and egg noodles. It’s super rich and hearty, and quite easy to make. Think of it as the best-buttered noodles you’re ever going to have!

This version is gluten-free and can be modified to be dairy-free and even grain free!

Why you’ll love this Polish Fried Cabbage & Noodles

  • It’s easy to make. No sauce making, no fancy methods, it’s super straight forward!
  • It’s super comforting. When isn’t bacon and pasta comforting?!
  • It’s a more cost-effective pasta. Cabbage is one of my favorite budget veggies. They tend to be pretty cheap, and can easily bulk up a meal. Since this recipe doesn’t have any fancy cheeses or sauce, it’s a more cost-effective pasta.

The Ingredients for Polish Fried Cabbage & Noodles

  • Egg noodles. I use a gluten-free version from Jovial. 
  • Bacon. You can also use pancetta.
  • Onion, garlic, and cabbage. Make sure you use green cabbage!
  • Ghee. You can also use butter if tolerated.

How to make Polish Fried Cabbage & Noodles

  • Step one. Prep the cabbage and chop into squares.
  • Step two. Boil the egg noodles.
  • Step three. Cook the bacon in a pan.
  • Step four. Cook the onion, garlic and cabbage.
  • Step five. Combine with the noodles, ghee, and bacon. Serve!

Tips & Tricks

  • Use fresh cabbage. Grab a fresh head of cabbage rather than using a bagged cabbage. Not only is it fresher, but cabbage chopped into squares cooks better in this dish than shredded cabbage.
  • Add an extra protein if desired. You can add a sausage like a kielbasa to this recipe for some extra protein!

Can you make Haluski dairy free?

To keep this dish lactose free, I opted for ghee instead of butter. However, you can leave it out altogether and just stick with the bacon fat if you don’t tolerate any dairy.

Can you use a different kind of noodle?

This recipe is traditionally made with egg noodles, but if you don’t tolerate eggs, you can swap out a gluten-free or grain-free pasta (like cassava pasta for AIP) if desired!

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Polish Fried Cabbage & Noodles (Haluski)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 1 large green cabbage
  • 6 oz gluten-free egg noodles
  • 4 slices of bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


  1. To prepare the cabbage, slice the cabbage in half and remove the core. Chop the cabbage into squares and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the egg noodles as directed. Strain and lightly drizzle with olive oil to prevent sticking.
  3. Using a large pan, cook the bacon on medium heat until lightly crisp. Set aside, reserving about 1 tbsp of bacon fat in the pan.
  4. Add the onion and garlic and saute for 3-4 minutes on medium-low heat. Add the chopped cabbage and lightly season with salt and pepper to taste. Saute for about 5-7 minutes or until the cabbage is wilted and soft.
  5. Add the cooked noodles, and ghee to the skillet and stir to coat the noodles, and melt the ghee. Add the bacon at the end and remove from the heat.
  6. Serve with extra salt and pepper to taste and chopped parsley.


  • To make AIP, swap the egg noodles for cassava pasta. Omit the ghee and black pepper.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Polish

Keywords: haluski, polish cabbage and noodles