Join! 12 weeks for $1

Check out our latest issues.

Chef Eric Ripert teaches us how to make vegetables the star of the plate.

In Mumbai, we learned a home-cook friendly version of Butter Chicken.

Take a cooking class with us and our instructors from around the world.

NEW - 125 simple weeknight recipes from the world's healthiest cuisine.

1000+ hard-to-find items from around the world.

Milk Street Recipe

Egg Noodles with Bacon, Cabbage and Onion

1 hour 35 minutes active

Made This Recipe? Write a Review.
Thank you for submitting your review! A member of our team is confirming the review meets our site's Community Guidelines. It will be posted on the site shortly.

Egg Noodles with Bacon, Cabbage and Onion

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

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?

Pardon the interruption

You need to be a Milk Street Digital Member to see the full recipe


and get access to all of our recipes and articles online, as well as in print.

How we use your email.

Your email address is required to identify your subscription. We will use it for customer service as well as other communications from Milk Street. We will not share, or rent your email address.