quick comfort meal: pasta with cabbage & leeks

pasta with cabbage & leeks | everybody likes sandwiches

This is my take on haluski, a traditional Polish dish made with pasta and cabbage – a perfect weeknight meal because it all comes together quickly. And it’s affordable (uh, cabbage!) that probably uses ingredients that you’ve got hidden away in the fridge and pantry. I’m not Polish, but this dish speaks to me and my eastern european roots. It’s gotta be the cabbage.

pasta with cabbage & leeks | everybody likes sandwiches

I love this dish for its simplicity and versatility. I had only a few slices of salami in the fridge so that’s what I used, but adding in bacon or ham or even some kielbasa would be delicious. You can easily make this vegetarian by leaving out the salami and substituting in some sautéed mushrooms. If you don’t have leeks, just use a regular yellow onion instead. See? Easy and delicious.

pasta with cabbage & leeks | everybody likes sandwiches

7 comments to “quick comfort meal: pasta with cabbage & leeks”

  1. 1
    Eileen   March 11, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    This is exactly the kind of meal I eat when I’m tired and hungry and in need of vegetables. Cabbage is so underrated, and a dish like this really makes it shine!

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    Cathy   March 11, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Love cabbage. Wonder how it would work with Spanish chorizo pieces?

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    kickpleat   March 11, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks Eileen, together the cabbage and the pasta are great! Glad you approve 🙂

    This would be great with chorizo, Cathy! Enjoy.

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    Nicole   March 17, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    This looks perfect! Cabbage is so under-appreciated, I think. It get so silky and tasty with just a little bit of salt and butter! I love the sound of it with the leek and salty, smoky meat!

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    Rocky Mountain Woman   March 19, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Yum Yum Yum – that’s my kinda pasta…

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    Joanne M   March 21, 2015 at 9:21 am

    My m-i-l is Polish but I have never seen her make this dish before. Too bad because it looks great! I like quick meals like this that are big on taste. Leeks are a favourite of mine, especially as mellower alternative to onion. And I can totally see bacon and mushrooms also working in this. And finally hurray for rice pasta, as an alternative for me 🙂

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    kickpleat   March 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks Nicole, I love cabbage and feel it’s my duty to spread the love!

    Thanks RMW 🙂

    Joanne, maybe it’s Polish American and not a true Polish dish? I’m not sure, but it sure is delicious!

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