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polish lazanki - cabbage, onion and noodles

Recipe by
Monica H
Michigan City, IN

The ingredient list is small, and the work goes into the preparation. The dish takes a bit of time to make, but it is worth it! This is very hearty and filling. It is one of my favorite dishes from childhood; I would love it when my mom made lazanki. Recently I made this dish and mixed in polish sausage to the finished dish. The change went over very well; it was yummy!

yield 4 -5
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 2 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For polish lazanki - cabbage, onion and noodles

  • 1
    head of green cabbage
  • 2
    large yellow onions
  • 3 c
    white mushrooms
  • 3/4 c
    vegetable broth
  • 2 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 5 Tbsp

How To Make polish lazanki - cabbage, onion and noodles

  • 1
    Melt one stick of butter in pan. Slice onion into thin strips and add to pan.
  • 2
    Carmelize onions; keep covered and on low to low/medium heat, stirring every 5-7 minutes until onions are carmelized and a rich brown color..this will take at least 40 minutes. These were mine after 25 minutes.
  • 3
    These were mine after 45 minutes.
  • 4
    I let them go for another 5 minutes. Perfect.
  • 5
    Transfer onions to metal bowl; cover and set aside.
  • 6
    Roughly chop mushrooms.
  • 7
    Add the broth to pan; keep on low-medium heat.
  • 8
    Stir in mushrooms. Cover and let saute until all liquid in the pan has been absorbed (about 15-20 min). Stir every so often. They should look like this when ready.
  • 9
    Transfer mushrooms to onion bowl.
  • 10
    Wash and roughly peel / chop cabbage into large pieces. Add to pot with water to cover cabbage. Cover pot and bring to a low boil. Boil until cabbage is tender; about 10 minutes.
  • 11
    Drain cabbage VERY well. In strainer, use utensils to push down on cabbage. Mix it. Push down again. Get as much liquid out of the cabbage as you can.
  • 12
    Place cabbage on cutting board and roughly chop it.
  • 13
    Melt 1 stick of butter in pan on low-medium heat. Add cabbage, salt and pepper. Stir, cover and saute for about 10 minutes, stirring every so often.
  • 14
    Cabbage is done when parts of it start to brown, like this.
  • 15
    Mix cabbage into onion bowl. Taste; add salt and pepper if necessary. Set aside.
  • 16
    Boil noodles. Drain.
  • 17
    Into your pan, add the noodles and mixture from bowl. Mix well. Warm it on low-medium heat for 5 minutes, covered.
  • 18
    This dish is very good as is. At this point, add your optional meat, or enjoy it without!