Grandmothers Polish Cabbage and Noodles Recipe

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 head cabbage, cored and chopped
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 (12 ounce) package farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked ham, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 pinches white sugar, or to taste
  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir cabbage and onion until very tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in bow tie pasta and return to a boil. Cook pasta until tender but still slightly firm, about 12 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
  3. Stir water and cooked ham into cabbage mixture; heat through. Thoroughly mix in sugar.
  4. Gently stir bow tie pasta into the ham and cabbage and heat through.