Caramelized Cabbage and Noodles with Lemon and Herbs

Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 6

Price per serving: $5.53

Author: Leah Koenig


Caramelized Cabbage and Noodles with Lemon and Herbs


· 1/4 cup unsalted butter· 1 large onion, thinly sliced· 1 tablespoon kosher salt, divided· 1 small head green cabbage, quartered, cored, and very thinly sliced· 1 teaspoon brown sugar· 1 teaspoon onion powder· 1 teaspoon sweet paprika· 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)· 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided· 12 ounces uncooked wide egg noodles· 3/4 cup chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as dill, parsley, and chives, plus more for garnish· 2 tablespoons olive oil· 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice· Crème fraîche, for serving (optional)


Step 1Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium. Add onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, 7 to 8 minutes. Add cabbage; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is slightly tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, onion powder, paprika, red pepper (if using), 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Cook, uncovered, stirring often, until deep golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. While cabbage cooks, boil egg noodles in a large pot of well-salted water over high until al dente. Drain well, and transfer to a large bowl. Add herbs, oil, lemon zest and juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper to warm noodles; toss well to coat. Add cabbage mixture; toss until fully combined. Taste and season with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, if desired. Divide pasta mixture among plates; garnish with additional herbs. Dollop with crème fraîche, if desired. Serve immediately.