This crockpot haluski recipe combines all of the cabbage, onions, and egg noodles you know and love with the convenience of a slow cooker. Add some kielbasa to make it a whole meal in one.
If you want a hearty dish that is perfect for busy evenings, you are in the right place. This crock pot kielbasa with cabbage and egg noodles is filling and tasty.
The best part is it cooks all day while you get stuff done. When you are ready, all you have to do is boil some egg noodles and toss them in.
It really doesn’t get much easier than that. And it is a great way to make cabbage palatable to the whole family.
Tips and Tricks
Don’t overcook the noodles. They will cook more when you stir them in with the cabbage mixture.
So boil them a minute or two less than the package directs you to. Drain off the water and stir them into the cabbage to let them absorb some of the flavorful juices.
Chop your cabbage into bite-sized pieces. It doesn’t really take that long and makes the meal easier to eat later.
Adjust the seasoning to your liking before serving. The sausage adds a lot of flavor to the dish, but different sausages and different taste preferences mean some people may want more salt or pepper.
If you like a richer haluski, you can stir in a couple of pats of butter when you stir in the noodles. However, we find the sausage adds plenty of rich flavor.
What is haluski?
Haluski is noodles mixed with cabbage fried and onions. Sometimes bacon or sausage is added to the mix. It is generally believed to be a Polish or Slovak dish, though Ukrainians and Hungarians also claim the recipe.
How do you store leftover haluski?
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Freezing isn’t recommended because the texture of the noodles will change.
More Cabbage Recipes to Try
If you like cabbage and sausage, try making Instant Pot kielbasa with cabbage and potatoes. It reminds me a lot of corned beef and cabbage but in a smaller quantity and super quick.
Unstuffed cabbage roll skillet meal is a great way to get the flavors of stuffed cabbage without the work. You can adjust it to the seasonings you use in your cabbage rolls easily enough.
Sauteed cabbage with potatoes and Parmesan cheese was one of our favorite side dishes growing up. I am one of 6 kids, and we all loved it!
Bacon wrapped beer braised cabbage is another great side dish. You braise the cabbage head whole and then chop it before serving.
One last idea is to make cheesy cabbage casserole. It is a lot like funeral potatoes, but made from cabbage. As you might imagine, it is delicious.
Crockpot Haluski with Kielbasa
- 1 head cabbage
- 1 medium onion
- 1 lb. smoked kielbasa
- 1 cup chicken broth
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 8 oz. wide egg noodles
- Remove the core from the cabbage and cut into bite sized pieces. Put in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Rough chop the onion and cut the kielbasa into 1 inch slices. Place over the cabbage.
- Sprinkle seasonings and brown sugar over everything. Add the chicken stock.
- Cover and cook on low for six hours.
- Cook the egg noodles for a minute or two less than the package directs. Drain and add to the clow cooker. Stir and allow to cook for another 5-10 minutes.