Fried Cabbage Pasta

Heather Stepniewski


I needed to use up a head of cabbage and make something my kids might eat. My kids loved this dish. We have had it for dinner 3 times this month. We had a friend try it and he asked for the recipe.

★★★★★ 2 votes
15 Min
25 Min
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1 lb
rotini pasta or gluten free rotini
1 stick
1 medium
onion, yellow
1 clove
1 medium
green cabbage, shredded
2 large
carrots, grated
1 1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
crushed red pepper (optional)

How to Make Fried Cabbage Pasta


  • 1Bring a pan of water to a boil. Add pasta to boiling water. Cook until slightly undercooked. Drain and set aside.
  • 2Slice a medium onion.
  • 3Mince garlic.
  • 4Quarter and core head of cabbage.
  • 5Shred cabbage in food processor.
  • 6Peel and shred carrots.
  • 7Melt butter on medium in another large pan.
  • 8Cook onion in melted butter for 5 min.
  • 9Add minced garlic and cook for 30 sec.
  • 10Add shredded cabbage and carrots.
  • 11Stir to combine and cook for about 8-10min
  • 12Season cabbage mixture with salt, pepper, and red pepper.
  • 13Add pasta to cabbage mixture and continue to cook over medium heat while stirring.
  • 14Cook until pasta is done.

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About Fried Cabbage Pasta

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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