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Egg Noodles with Bacon, Cabbage and Onion

4 to 6 Servings

1 hour 35 minutes active

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This recipe is a riff on Krautfleckerl, a cabbage, onion and noodle dish that some say is Austrian, others Hungarian. Ours is a one-pan affair that begins with bacon sizzling in the skillet and finishes with the salty, porky bits scattered on top. Dried egg noodles cook up perfectly in the mix—no need to boil them separately—and their delicate texture is a nice match for the soft, silky onion and tender cabbage. Worcestershire sauce is an unconventional ingredient in Krautfleckerl, but we add a couple tablespoons for the umami and depth of flavor it brings. This is an excellent side to sausages, but with a salad alongside, it’s hearty and rich enough to be a light main.

4 to 6



Don’t rush the onion as it cooks. Keep the heat at medium and cook the onion, stirring occasionally, until it’s nicely caramelized. The allium sweetness with the smokiness of the bacon fat is a foundational flavor of the dish. Also, after adding the wine, be sure to scrape up the flavorful browned bits on the bottom of the pan.

1 hour

35 minutes active


  • 4

    ounces bacon, cut crosswise into ¼-inch pieces

  • 1

    tablespoon grapeseed or other neutral oil


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Katherine K.
July 1, 2022
Very tasty!
Wasn't certain how this would turn out as my head of cabbage had frozen in the back of the frig, and I think the texture was compromised a bit. However, the flavors were great; sauce was creamy and lush. I look forward to making this again with a fresh cabbage. We had it as a main dish but I think a simple grilled meat or fish would be a good addition to make it a more substantial meal.
Lalit S.

For step 4, is the water added and noodles just cooked in the same pan along with the cabbage?