Our Favorite Homemade Haluski Noodles Recipe

One of our favorite recipes to make with kids is homemade Haluski Noodles. I love that this traditional comfort food of our heritage is a favorite among my kids, and they are gaining more benefits, too: of family and tradition, combined with the learning and development that happens in the kitchen when cooking with kids!

Homemade Haluski Noodles

Close your eyes and breathe in the enticing aroma of butter sizzling in a skillet, perfectly caramelized onions, and the harmonious blend of tender, homemade haluski noodles and cabbage. These are the flavors that bring warmth and nostalgia to the table, courtesy of the beloved dish known as haluski.

In this blog post, we’re sharing the art of crafting haluski noodles from scratch—a tradition that celebrates simplicity, flavor, and the joy of homemade comfort food.

Creating haluski noodles from scratch is a labor of love, one that involves kneading dough with care and transforming it into delicate, pillowy noodles. (Great for functional heavy work for kids!)

Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a novice in the kitchen, you can easily make homemade noodles right on the counter top or you can turn the homemade dough through a haluski noodle maker…it’s an easy recipe that is worth the extra effort!

How to make homemade Haluski Noodles

I needed a yummy recipe.  Something that would be easy for her to reheat – something in one pot would be great.  Haluski and Sausage hit the mark, and I knew just what to do to make it extra delish – make the noodles from scratch!
Noodle Ingredients: (This will make more than enough noodles for your dish. If you’d like, you can save some and use them in soups or other pasta dishes for the week.)
  • 2 cups flour (and some extra for rolling out the dough)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
Haluski Ingredients:
  • One large onion
  • One head cabbage
  • One stick butter (more/less depending on how buttery you like your haluski)
  • Sausage or Kielbasa (I used Turkey Sausage)

Directions for Haluski Noodles:

  1. First put the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix together.  
  2. Create a well in the center of the flour.  
  3. Crack the eggs into the well.
  4. Add the oil and water to the well.
add eggs to a well made in flour to prepare the homemade haluski noodles
5. Break each egg, and gently mix the wet ingredients together.  
6. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet.  
7. Mix until well incorporated.  If your dough is sticking to the bowl, add more flour until it can form a ball.  
Let homemade dough rise
8. Let your dough sit in the bowl, covered with a paper towel, for 10 minutes.
spread flour on the table to roll out haluski noodles
9. Generously flour the table. Dust the dough with flour also.  
10. Kneed the dough until it is still soft but no longer sticks to the table.  (You can add more flour during this process if it’s too sticky.)
11. Flour the table and dough again so that it doesn’t stick while rolling it out.  
12. Roll the dough to your desired thickness.  These noodles plump up a little when you boil them, so roll it a bit thinner than desired.
13. Roll the dough, jelly-roll style.  Make sure you do not roll it too tightly – you don’t want it to stick together.
14. Cut the rolled dough into 1/4 pieces.  
15. Unwrap the noodles as you go so that the dough doesn’t stick to itself.  
16. Lay the noodles out on your floured table.
You can cook your noodles right away, or you can let them sit until dried.  Cut your noodles to desired length before cooking.  If you dried them, you can break them by hand.
Cook them in boiling water, just like you would egg noodles.  You know they are done when they start floating to the top of the water.
Use a Noodle Maker to make the Haluski noodles– You can also create a thinner noodle if you would prefer thin Haluski Noodles. Once you have your dough made, cut it into small pieces. Then use the noodle maker: 
  1. Set up the noodle maker on the edge of a table. Attach the desired  fettuccine noodle attachment.

  2. Divide the dough: Cut the dough into smaller portions, as this will make it easier to work with. Dust each portion with flour to prevent sticking.

  3. Adjust the noodle maker settings: Most noodle makers have adjustable settings that control the thickness of the noodles. Set the desired thickness according to your preference.

  4. Begin the rolling process: Feed one portion of the dough through the noodle maker, starting at the widest setting. Crank the handle or turn on the machine, depending on the type of noodle maker you have, to roll the dough through the machine. As you roll the dough, gradually decrease the thickness settings to achieve the desired thickness for your noodles. This is a GREAT activity to involve kids in. It’s a bilateral coordination task that they will love!

  5. Cut the noodles: Once you have rolled out the dough, switch to the cutting attachment for the specific type of noodles you want. Pass the rolled dough through the cutting attachment, and the noodles will be formed as you turn the handle or operate the machine.

  6. Dust and separate the noodles: As the noodles come out of the machine, lightly dust them with flour to prevent sticking. Use your hands or a wooden dowel to gently separate and arrange the noodles. You can create nests of noodles or lay them flat on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  7. Repeat the process: Continue the process with the remaining portions of dough until all the noodles are formed.

  8. Cook and enjoy: Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the homemade noodles for a few minutes until they reach the desired tenderness. Drain the noodles and incorporate them into your favorite pasta dishes or sauces.


Directions for Haluski:

Use the haluski ingredients listed above and follow the directions below:

  1. While the noodles were boiling, I chopped the onion and melted the butter.  
  2. Sauté the onions in the butter until they are tender.
3. Chop the cabbage into 1/4 inch slices. If the slices are long, feel free to chop them in half.
4. Add the cabbage to the butter/onion mixture.  I had so much cabbage that I ended up transferring it all to a large pot.  
5. Cover the pot and cook the cabbage until it is tender; about 15 minutes, stirring often.
6. Slice up the sausage or kielbasa and cook it in a skillet until browned.  You could also substitute ham in this dish. To prepare the ham, cut the ham slice into small pieces. Brown them in a sauté pan on the stove top. 
7. When noodles are floating, cabbage is tender, and sausage is browned, mix all together into one delicious dish.
Eat it for dinner tonight or deliver it to a friend!

1 thought on “Our Favorite Homemade Haluski Noodles Recipe”

  1. My husband is from Western PA where Haluski is made by many and a fast food at the flea markets. I make my noodles fresh. I usually have too much so I dry the extra noodles on a very clean fold up type clothes drying rack and then put them in a freezer bag. Cheap, easy and I know what is in them and they are perfect. Also, when you fry a few up and add them to a bowl of soup it's very good.

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