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Hungarian Cabbage and Noodles

A traditional hungarian dish made of sautéed Haluski Cabbage and Noodles. Haluski (also called Kaposztas Kocka) is just the kind of comfort food I crave around the holidays.

Haluski: Hungarian Cabbage and Noodles with Bacon! #holidays #pasta #bacon #spiritofnatale

The holiday season is often a time we want to celebrate heritage and family traditions. This proves to be a little difficult for me, because I’m most certainly a mutt.

As far as I know, I’m a loose cocktail of native american, english, french and who knows what else. So no distinct cultural traditions stand out.

Growing up in my house, we made up our own traditions around the holidays, instead of relying on those that came before us. I guess that is the American way…

However Lt. Dan has a strong Hungarian heritage, and I love to hear the stories his grandmother tells of their old country customs and special holiday dishes. Being married to a hungarian, I’ve casually adopted hungarian as my cultural tie of choice, so many of the holiday dishes we make stem from Lt. Dan’s great-grandmother’s recipes.

How to Make Haluski: Hungarian Cabbage and Noodles with Bacon! #holidays #pasta #bacon #spiritofnatale

In years past we’ve made hungarian Chicken Paprikas on Christmas Eve as our cozy meal to ring in the Christmas spirit.

Yet another hungarian dish I’m very fond of, Haluski, is much simpler to make and oh so comforting. This traditional cabbage and noodle dish is so easy to prepare, takes no time at all, and requires just 5 ingredients… 6 if you want to garnish it.

With only egg noodles, cabbage, onions, garlic and bacon you’ve got Haluski Cabbage and Noodles, a traditional hungarian peasant dish, that is fit for a king.

Haluski Cabbage and Noodles is a simple dish you can serve on its own this holiday season, or as a hearty side dish to a meaty main course. This no-frills Haluski Cabbage and Noodles is richly bathed in bacon grease, so it is the perfect companion to a roasted bird, braised pork, or even a thick juicy steak.

5 Ingredient Haluski: Hungarian Cabbage and Noodles with Bacon! #holidays #pasta #bacon #spiritofnatale

You know who else is passionate about their heritage?

The DeLallo family of DeLallo Foods!

This holiday season, DeLallo encourages you to get into the #SpiritofNatale with cozy family dishes and memorable meals! (Natale means Christmas in Italian.)

Haluski Cabbage and Noodles

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 5 cups sliced green cabbage (about half a cabbage)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8.8 ounces package DeLallo Egg Noodles (I used Pappardelle.)
  • Garnish with chopped parsley

Directions:

  1. Place a large pot of salted water over high heat and bring to a boil. Cook the pasta according to DeLallo package instructions. Drain and set aside, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water for later use.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the cabbage and onion in quarters. Sliced into strips. Remove the thickest white sections of the cabbage and keep the thinner white and green layers. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and saute until crisp. Then add the cabbage and onions. Saute for 5 minutes, then salt and pepper to taste. Toss in the garlic and saute another 5 minutes.
  3. Once the cabbage is tender, toss the pasta in the skillet.  Stir to mix and add a little of the reserved pasta water to help blend the flavors. Taste for salt and pepper, then garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Serve warm.

TIP: For a little extra kick, add some crushed red pepper!

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DeLallo Foods. All opinions are my own.

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245 Responses to “Hungarian Cabbage and Noodles”

  1. coriposted December 4, 2013 at 5:19 am

    My favorite dish is noodle kugel

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  2. tanyaposted December 4, 2013 at 5:27 am

    My parents lived in Hungary for several years and my oldest sister was born there. But they were born in Greece, so I make more Greek food. But this is Hungarian comfort food if you ask me! I should make this for my own family!

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  3. Kateposted December 4, 2013 at 5:45 am

    We’re from the South, so I always look forward to cornbread dressing.

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  4. Kelly Hendersonposted December 4, 2013 at 6:33 am

    I hand cut homemade egg noodles. A family tradition that no one will let me give up

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  5. Becky Bartlettposted December 4, 2013 at 7:17 am

    This looks so Yummy I’m going to have to try this for sure. My favorite holiday dish is my Mom’s green rice which has rice, cheese, onions, broccoli & her secret ingredient (love).

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  6. bethanyposted December 4, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Yum. I want this TODAY!

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  7. Lela Johnsonposted December 4, 2013 at 7:24 am

    This looks so great, I wish I could find that pasta locally, I have had to order mine online-none of the mainstream grocery stores seem to carry it. Love it. We’ll be adding this to our menu for next week. Thank you for sharing!!

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  8. itziaposted December 4, 2013 at 7:36 am

    my favorite family holiday dish is enchiladas, usually with chicken, cheese, and cabbage.

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  9. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted December 4, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Bacon and cabbage is a great combo and it would be really nice in a pasta like this!

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  10. Emily Kposted December 4, 2013 at 7:40 am

    My favorite dish is actually a dessert. It is called icebox dessert. It is from my great grandmother. It is a vanilla pudding dessert with a homemade crust that contains pecans. It also has cream cheese and cool whip. What more is there to love. lol

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  11. Wendyposted December 4, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Things get so busy during the holidays that quick and easy meals are my go-to. My very favorite, and usually our Christmas Eve meal, is a take on hunter’s cabbage. Cabbage, potatoes, onion, garlic and a sliced spicy smoked kielbasa or other sausage cooked in a huge pot on the stove top … sometimes we add kale or black-eyed peas … with a good drizzle of vinegar on mine at the table :)

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  12. Kristenposted December 4, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Nothing says Christmas to me like my grandmom’s “ice cream” cookies. It’s the only time of year I have them!

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  13. Angie | Big Bear's Wifeposted December 4, 2013 at 7:53 am

    mmm this Haluski looks wonderful! I myself love pecan pie for the holidays!

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  14. DeLallo Foodsposted December 4, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Thanks for the great post, Sommer! Recipe looks delicious! :)

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  15. Pamela Gurganusposted December 4, 2013 at 7:56 am

    My favorite family dish for the holidays is my Grandma’s oyster stew and quiche that she used to serve every Christmas Eve!

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  16. Christinaposted December 4, 2013 at 7:56 am

    This sounds delicious! Love the paprikas and can’t wait to try this!

    Reply

  17. Denise Fedorposted December 4, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Christmas cookies! Everything else changes, year to year. The cookies say Christmas!

    Reply

  18. Kim McCallieposted December 4, 2013 at 7:57 am

    My family’s favorite dish is spaghetti – nothing fancy about it, just plain on spaghetti.

    Reply

  19. Sarahposted December 4, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Eating borscht on Christmas before the main course will always be one of my favorite memories.

    Reply

  20. Amy @ The Nifty Foodieposted December 4, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I LOVE sweet potato casserole around the holidays. I know it’s more of a dessert, but oh man, I could make that my meal!

    Reply

  21. Nora Bposted December 4, 2013 at 8:03 am

    I love cinnamon buns at the holidays!

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  22. Jeffreyposted December 4, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Beef and noodles is a family favorite!

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  23. Allysonposted December 4, 2013 at 8:08 am

    This looks delicious!! I have some leftover cabbage into fridge that I need to use up. This seems perfect!

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  24. Susan Hposted December 4, 2013 at 8:08 am

    A favorite dish we always have Christmas morning is a mountain man breakfast casserole. Also love Monkey bread. We always have that Christmas morning too. Love the giveaway. Thanks for chance to win.

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  25. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted December 4, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I love learning about different cultures and their traditions. I’ve never heard of Haluski, so thank you for introducing me to this simple, rustic dish. Sounds like comfort food!

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  26. KImposted December 4, 2013 at 8:10 am

    my fave holiday meal is perfect prime rib, b/c it is cooked encased in rock salt. delicious! thank you for this gr8 giveaway oppty!

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  27. Barb S. @ FL Mom's Blogposted December 4, 2013 at 8:11 am

    My favorite dish to make for the holidays is green bean casserole.

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  28. Allysonposted December 4, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Everyone looks forward to our traditional Norwegian smorgasbord for Christmas breakfast. We look forward to it all year!

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  29. Katherine C.posted December 4, 2013 at 8:11 am

    My favorite holiday family dish would have to be the mashed potatoes. Sure, you don’t think you can mash those wrong, but you can. Lots of heavy cream, butter and some fresh garlic really make these tatters.

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  30. Vianneyposted December 4, 2013 at 8:13 am

    any and all pasta are my favorite!!!

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  31. Maribeth Mposted December 4, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Every year on Christmas Eve – Hungarian sausage and sauerkraut soup. It is AMAZING. the sausage comes from a Slovenian butcher and imported hungarian mushrooms are used too. It’s so good. :)

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  32. Andreaposted December 4, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Pierogies!

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  33. Denise Wilsonposted December 4, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Cookies!

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  34. Mariaposted December 4, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Great dish and I LOVE DeLallo! Great giveaway!

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  35. Sandy Headtkeposted December 4, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Our family dish is potato pancakes

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  36. nichole smithposted December 4, 2013 at 8:32 am

    My favorite holiday dish is baked corn. Its cream style corn w/ breadcrumbs

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  37. Athena Rposted December 4, 2013 at 8:34 am

    cornbread dressing

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  38. Linda K.posted December 4, 2013 at 8:40 am

    i enjoy the standard holiday dishes. There’s comfort in the familiarity.

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  39. Leann Lindemanposted December 4, 2013 at 8:43 am

    A family favorite is homemade chicken and noodles…. with mashed potatoes of course!

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  40. Melissa Millerposted December 4, 2013 at 8:50 am

    A comfort food for me is a turkey sandwich with left over roasted turkey, some stuffing and cranberry sauce on it. Simple and yummy.

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  41. Rebecca Aposted December 4, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I love Christmas cookies!

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  42. Hope @ With A Side Of Hopeposted December 4, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Homemade cookies!

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  43. Shellyposted December 4, 2013 at 9:04 am

    It never feels like the holidays to me without having my Grandma’s pumpkin bread!

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  44. Lisaposted December 4, 2013 at 9:05 am

    One of my family’s traditional holiday dishes that I continue to make is my aunt’s tomato aspic salad. Even when my husband and I are hosting only my husbands’ side of the family I will make it. Sitting down and enjoying the aspic always makes me think of the many holidays I spent with my parents, my siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles. Happy Holidays!

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  45. laurenposted December 4, 2013 at 9:07 am

    my favorite holiday dish is the egg casserole my mom makes on Christmas morning

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  46. Rusty Hposted December 4, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I love leftover turkey. There’s so many things you can do with it.

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  47. Julius Turnerposted December 4, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Turkey and Noodles!

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  48. Angieposted December 4, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I love dressing at Thanksgiving and baking Christmas cookies with my kids.

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  49. Alice // Hip Foodie Momposted December 4, 2013 at 9:18 am

    fave family dish for the holidays: either something involving potatoes, like a gratin or casserole or Korean food! :) love this!!

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  50. Tereseposted December 4, 2013 at 9:21 am

    When my grandmother was still living she made the BEST creamed corn, mashed potatoes, and these amazing little yeast rolls that none of us, unfortunately ever learned to make. Those were my holiday favorites!

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  51. Elizabeth Tposted December 4, 2013 at 9:40 am

    DeLallo Whole Grain Pasta is the best! Love that pasta pot and those sauces!

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  52. Brisjaposted December 4, 2013 at 9:50 am

    We love to make chicken or turkey pot pies.

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  53. Ali | Gimme Some Ovenposted December 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

    This is so cool! I know nothing about Hungarian cooking, but love every ingredient in this dish. Beautiful, Sommer! :)

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  54. Stephanieposted December 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

    My favorite holiday dish is plain ol’ roasted turkey with gravy.

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  55. Tracyposted December 4, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I always look forward to our sweet potato and apple bake at Thanksgiving.

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  56. Chrisposted December 4, 2013 at 9:58 am

    My, oh my, I have never heard of this dish before. It sounds and reads and looks fabulous.
    My favorite holiday dish is a side dish of chestnuts balls, rolled in crunchy granola and slightly fried. It’s a family tradition of multiple generations (updated one generation ago by my aunt.) Spicy, crunchy, beautiful. Perfect compliment to turkeys and roasts.
    I will de-fi-ne-tly want to try an adaptation with some of the DeLallo pestos!!

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  57. Aubrey M.posted December 4, 2013 at 10:03 am

    My family’s favorite Holiday Dish is Grandma’s Mac N’ Cheese!

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  58. Betsy R.posted December 4, 2013 at 10:06 am

    My favorite holiday dish is my Aunt’s broccoli & cauliflower salad. Yum!

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  59. Kelsey Bposted December 4, 2013 at 10:08 am

    my favorite holiday meal is blackberry cobbler made with my great-grandma’s recipe

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  60. Rebeccaposted December 4, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I love my mom’s chicken/beef and noodles.

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  61. Becki @ Bites 'n Brewsposted December 4, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Bushas – buttery sugar cookies with apricot preserves in the middle. Drooooool!

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  62. karenposted December 4, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Black eyed peas for new year’s day

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  63. Deb Kosteniukposted December 4, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I grew up with a Hungarian mother and every summer we went “home” to Alberta to see my grandma and Aunt and Uncles. Being at Grandma’s meant meals with wonderful Hungarian dishes. My grandma was a great cook (so was my mom) and Kaposztas Tasta is what she always called the dish you talk about. My grandma made her own noodles…from very fine soup noodles to funny twisted ones that she used her “cheega beega” to shape. We would always check the bedrooms when we arrived, looking to see if she had made noodles and had them drying on tea towels and table cloths stretched out over the bed. What wonderful memories this recipe brings back….we had this often and loved it. I haven’t made it since my mom passed away in 2001….I think tonight is a good night to make it for supper.

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  64. Pauline Vrbanicposted December 4, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Haluski is popular with all of the Eastern European nationalities. My mom was Slovak and made this all the time.

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  65. Nancy Longposted December 4, 2013 at 11:44 am

    the noodle dish and the holiday pasta package sound wonderful

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  66. Ashley @ Sweetpea Lifestyleposted December 4, 2013 at 10:45 am

    We love roasted beef tenderloin! That is our Christmas Day dinner of choice!

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  67. Nancy Longposted December 4, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I already subscribe

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  68. Elisa Bposted December 4, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I always look forward to making pea soup, using homemade ham stock, pieces of ham, and fresh/frozen peas (as opposed to dried split peas). Such a wonderful, cozy meal!

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  69. Melissaposted December 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

    My grandparents & mom also make haluski- love that dish! I’m going to try my hand at making it!

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  70. Cristinaposted December 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Love the sound of this recipe. I’ve never used cabbage this way. My favorite family recipe for the holidays is my grandma’s hot chocolate, served with Cuban bread and butter. So rich and so good.

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  71. Emilyposted December 4, 2013 at 11:45 am

    DeLallo Whole Grain Pasta is my favorite!

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  72. Mary Merendaposted December 4, 2013 at 11:55 am

    The best way to enjoy cooked cabbage a tradition at my house. –mm–

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  73. Heatherposted December 4, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Gotta love the polish influence in Pittsburgh. Yum!

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    • Michaline — December 4th, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

      I’ve just moved from Pgh. and miss it a lot and I’m Polish. Actually a Polish translator now residing in Phoenix, AZ. People in Pgh. are more friendly than in Phoenix, AZ. Miss the people of Pittsburgh:(

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  74. Sherryposted December 4, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    This sounds wonderful!

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  75. Elenaposted December 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    we like roasted goose stuffed with apples

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  76. Kayla M.posted December 4, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is definitely a new recipe I tried a couple days ago for Thanksgiving dinner. My family raved over the balsamic maple roasted red grapes and brussels sprouts I made.

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  77. Lizzposted December 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Bread and butter pudding!

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  78. Olenaposted December 4, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    My favorite family dish during the holidays are my grandmother’s pierogies, served simply with caramelized onions and sour cream. My background is Ukrainian and I’ve made them with my grandmother a few times. She’s 91 and still makes them from scratch! Time to try them on my own :)

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    • Michaline — December 4th, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

      I remember pierogi when I was a little girl in Poland. My mom stuffed them also with strawberries. My favorite are stuffed with meant and mushrooms. I was introduced to the Ukrainian version when I’ve visited my cousins in the Galicia part of Poland where my dad was born :)

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  79. JJ @ My Chicken Fried LIfeposted December 4, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Baked french toast is our tradition for Christmas morning. i love that it’s prepared the night before and bakes while we open presents. It’s simply perfect!

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  80. Crystalposted December 4, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is cheesy potatoes!

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  81. Angelposted December 4, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Homemade Ravioli’s and Sugar Cookies !!

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  82. Nancy p.@thebittersideofsweetposted December 4, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    This pasta dish looks absolutely amazing!! Definitely something I would want to try! One of our favorite family dishes for the holidays is green bean casserole.

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  83. Stephanie Olmstedposted December 4, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Cranberry jello salad. Strawberry jello, orange (food processor), apple & fresh cranberries (food processor), little sugar. Yummy. Probably not like most recipes because I was trying to make it after having it & not ask for recipe.

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  84. Julie @ Table for Twoposted December 4, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    this is so beautiful and looks like a very comforting dish!

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  85. allisonemmeposted December 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Favorite family holiday recipe is probably the honey cookies my grandmother used to and now my sister and I make every year!

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  86. Anna Cposted December 4, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I love my mom’s homemade au-gratin potatoes!

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  87. Michalineposted December 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Polish people eat this too. It’s one of my comfort foods and it’s so cheap & easy to make.

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  88. Libbyposted December 4, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Our Christmas dinner tradition is Roladin since my mother in law is German. But my husband lived in Hungary so I’m so excited to try your Hungarian recipes!

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  89. Carrie M.posted December 4, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Prime Rib Roast

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  90. Christine A.posted December 4, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Broccoli Rice Casserole is so good, we make it every year and are going with better ingredients to eliminate GMO’s in our food and festivities.

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  91. Candaceposted December 4, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Have a different receipt for Hungarian Cabbage, but will definitely try this recipe!

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  92. Sarahposted December 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I love making stollen with my grandmother every Christmas.

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  93. Shannonposted December 4, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    My husband loves haluski,but I’ve never found a recipe for it that he likes…This one is different,I can’t wait to try it!

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  94. Barbara F.posted December 4, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    This dish sounds so yummy, I want to make it as soon as I can get someone to get me the ingredients! I am confined to the couch after a bad fall on Thanksgiving. xo

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  95. Amanda Lposted December 4, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    My mother-in-law makes the best beef tenderloin on Christmas Day!

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  96. Susanposted December 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    My grandmothers crescent cookies

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  97. Jalynposted December 4, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    It’s a hard call, but I think the fried dried apple pies my grandma always makes.

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  98. Natalie Sposted December 4, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    We always make pulled pork with au jus sauce for Christmas!

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  99. Bonnie K.posted December 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I love my mother’s cooking including the special holiday meals. For Christmas, it’s the prime rib roast, roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts. This is an awesome giveaway pack. I love this dish featured here—it could become my favorite comfort food.

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  100. Mickyposted December 4, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Eggplant rolatini is a holiday family favorite for us.

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  101. Kim Banickposted December 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Great looking meal, love only 5 ingredients!

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  102. Michele aka Goat Girlposted December 4, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    My mom is Mexican so we always have tamales for Xmas Eve and Christmas dinners.

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  103. Kris Griffithposted December 4, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    We HAVE to have homemade Swedish Bologna on Christmas eve. This looks like it would be a great side dish for that family tradition!

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  104. Stephanieposted December 4, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    We’ve started a mulled wine and standing rib roast tradition.

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  105. Juli Vposted December 4, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Homemade bread stuffing is our family favorite.

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  106. Barbara F.posted December 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    My favorite holiday food, oh my, so many, but homemade manicotti comes to mind.

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  107. Linda Montesposted December 4, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Our family tradition is Spiral Ham, Tamales and Chile Colorado. We celebrate at my aunts home so she also makes Asian rice (that is what we all call it) with shrimp and lots of vegetables. Something for everyone.

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  108. Jessica Foxposted December 4, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I would LOVE to win this b/c I’m wanting to venture out and try new types of foods and recipes. I will become a stay at home mom in April…SOO EXCITED and looking forward to starting a new hobby of cooking…this would most DEF help me to get there :)

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  109. Jessica Foxposted December 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    My family always makes Sausage Balls for Christmas! They are perfect for that “snack” before Christmas lunch at my Mom’s house!

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  110. Alice Fposted December 4, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    My Irish family will be having lamb, mashed potatoes and gravy for Christmas.

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  111. ashleyposted December 4, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    buckeyes

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  112. Judith M.posted December 4, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Our family tradition is to make a ‘crockpot’ Christmas dinner. Turkey tenderloins go into one crock and mashed potatoes to warm up(made the night before) into another crock. A fresh vegetable rounds out the meal. That way we can all relax and enjoy the day.

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  113. Elissaposted December 4, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    I’ll be away from home for the first time this Christmas and we are having an early family get-together on 12-14. We’re having homemade manicotti, salad and desserts!

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  114. Anita Carol Gambrellposted December 4, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    My favorite holiday family dish is the chicken and dressing casserole!

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  115. Rustposted December 4, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I like making and eating sweet potato casserole with lots of pecans.

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  116. Shelbyposted December 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    For Christmas it’s baked ham and potato salad with traditional sausage balls, cheese ball and molasses cookies for sure!

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  117. Marsha Lynneposted December 4, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Favorite family dish…at Christmas..a whipped cream fruit salad

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  118. Janet Myersposted December 4, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    We just love making Prime Rib

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  119. DessertForTwoposted December 4, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Aww yay! I’m Czech, so the food is similar to Hungarian. I can’t wait to make this.

    My favorite holiday meal is tamales on Christmas eve.

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  120. Maggie Wallaceposted December 4, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    My favorite holiday meal is pot roast and ham on christmas!

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  121. Marnely Rodriguez-Murrayposted December 4, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    We’re big fans of corn pudding!

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  122. Christine Pposted December 4, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    My favorite recipe is Ambrosia Salad! My grandma makes it all the time during the holidays, so it brings me back over the years.

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  123. Karen Lynchposted December 4, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Mushroom and barley dish from my husbands family.

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  124. Julieposted December 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Our favorite is my mom’s wineberry salad – we’ve had it every Thanksgiving and Christmas since I was a kid!

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  125. Laurieposted December 4, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is brisket.

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  126. Ashley Bposted December 4, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    My favorite Holiday family dish would have to be our homemade macaroni and cheese, now it’s a family recipe so I can’t reveal anything about it :)

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  127. alinaposted December 4, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    pasta :D

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  128. Sarahposted December 4, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Definitely cookies!

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  129. Katie P.posted December 4, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    We love making caramels!

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  130. Dave Skotarskiposted December 4, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    A nice breakfast casserole for Christmas morning

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  131. Natalie G.posted December 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Fave dish is the honey ham!

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  132. Dana Senningerposted December 4, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    I love DeLallo pasta!! It is delicious any way you fix it.

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  133. Kayleeposted December 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Our favorite holiday dish is homemade potato sausage!

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  134. Bea Longposted December 5, 2013 at 3:38 am

    OMG, I love this recipe! Hungarian Cabbage is right up my kitchen highway for sure and Awesome #SpiritofNatale Holiday Prize Package this is awesome too! WOW, thanks!

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  135. Jeannieposted December 5, 2013 at 6:08 am

    My mother-in-law’s lasagna recipe is a must for the holidays!

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  136. Jessicaposted December 5, 2013 at 7:04 am

    it all looks so good

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  137. Cindyposted December 5, 2013 at 8:10 am

    We always have chicken tortilla soup for Christmas Eve. Yummy!

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  138. Teresaposted December 5, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Yum! Those looks super yummy. Great way to use up some cabbage. Hubby will be excited!

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  139. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)posted December 5, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Such a creative dish! Love it.

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  140. Dianaposted December 5, 2013 at 8:22 am

    We don’t have a traditional dish. We have had Mexican, Chinese, seafood and prime rib in recent years.

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  141. Angela Hawkinsposted December 5, 2013 at 8:34 am

    I’ve been married for 5 years, and since our marriage, we’ve always spent the holidays with extended family. This year, we’re staying home, so we don’t have a traditional meal yet, but my husband always wants cinnamon rolls Christmas morning, which I’m happy to make for him :)

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  142. Erinposted December 5, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Our favorite holiday dish is PRIME RIB! It’s something we’ve done for years, ever since I was a kid. When my bf and I celebrated our first Christmas together, I asked him if we should make a turkey or prime rib. His eyes LIT UP and he said, “you can make prime rib?!” He’d only had it in a restaurant, so he was amazed that it could be Christmas dinner. We’ve been making it every year since! :)

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  143. Kaitlin Sickleposted December 5, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I love my moms stuffing!

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  144. Alyssaposted December 5, 2013 at 9:38 am

    My mom’s chestnut stuffing is a holiday staple. Thank goodness only for the holidays because it has a pound of butter in it. Yum!

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  145. Jaan Lposted December 5, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Mother’s Holiday cookies, not one day from Thanksgiving thru to the New Year is missed. We have fresh special cookies every day. YUM!

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  146. erinposted December 5, 2013 at 10:37 am

    This looks super yummy and easy. My favorite kinds of recipes. It’s also good to have some other cabbage ideas. Thanks!

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  147. Elizabethposted December 5, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    My mom always makes a huge tray of lasagna! I’ve tried, but can never seem to get it just right :)

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  148. judy brandtposted December 5, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    this dish looks so good I am out to shop for cabbage to make this tonight thank you

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  149. Alexis K.posted December 5, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    One of my favorite family dishes is lasagna. Might not seem like a holiday food, but it’s one of the few things we can all agree on and it makes enough to feed everyone!

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  150. Shainaposted December 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    This looks fabulous. I love that you’ve adopted some of his ethnicity as your own. It’s the same here. I want my kids to have a good idea of where both of their parents came from, so we blend my background with my husband’s.

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  151. Heatherposted December 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I love chicken paprikas! I was introduced to it by an ex boyfriend. Yum!
    Dellalo makes the best whole wheat pasta ever in my opinion!

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  152. A. Thymeposted December 5, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is my grandmother’s cornbread dressing. I look forward to it every year.

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  153. Marposted December 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    This looks like such a simple and filling dinner now for winter. I can’t wait to try it!

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  154. Arlene Claudioposted December 5, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    I’m half Mexican and half Puerto Rican. So, on Dec. 24th. We have tamales and pozole. On the 25th. We have a Lechon (roast pork). My mom and Grandma (on my father’s side) agreed to have it like that. So, our family would have the best of both worlds. Now I make it every year, and my little girl helps me out now. Love our tradition! :)

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  155. Mercedesposted December 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    My family always eats crab legs on Christmas eve! thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  156. carolee c.posted December 5, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is french onion soup with roast beef for dipping!

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  157. Juliaposted December 5, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Sweet potato casserole is a family favorite for us.

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  158. Joannaposted December 5, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I love my grandmother’s recipe for stuffing!

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  159. Lisaposted December 5, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is old fashion green bean casserole, made with the green beans from our garden that we have canned.

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  160. marlaposted December 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Looks great Sommer!

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  161. Kristen Mposted December 5, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    We love spiral ham or lasagna for Christmas.

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  162. Jodyposted December 5, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    We like to have cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. YUM.

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  163. Heleneposted December 6, 2013 at 1:36 am

    I love going to our Italian friends on Christmas Eve for a feast of seafood, pasta and Italian goodies at a wonderful buffet. So much love and laughter – and food, of course, that it gets you truly into the Holiday Spirit!

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  164. Lina Rposted December 6, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Mmm…tried this recipe last night. LOVE hungarian food!

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  165. MaryBethposted December 6, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Linguini with white clam sauce – it’s on the Christmas Eve menu every yeaf

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  166. Dawnposted December 6, 2013 at 7:18 am

    For Christmas day I make a late breakfast and then dinner and make all my family’s favorites. The one thing my kids look forward to above all are the king crab legs with warm butter. Ummmm, me too!

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  167. Elizabeth G.posted December 6, 2013 at 7:26 am

    I love potato salad.

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  168. Nancyposted December 6, 2013 at 7:35 am

    My favorite holiday dish is sweet potato casserole!

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  169. Heather Christoposted December 6, 2013 at 7:38 am

    this just got my stomach growling at a very early hour- It does look like wonderful comfort food!

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  170. melanieposted December 6, 2013 at 7:39 am

    I also don’t have any strong tie to a certain heritage and there was never one thing that my family had to make every year. My grandma did have the tradition of always making a pancake breakfast every holiday morning and my mom loved to celebrate on Christmas Eve by making appetizers and trying out new recipes.

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  171. Laura @ All Spice and Yumposted December 6, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I live in Pittsburgh, and haluski is on about every restaurant menu around here. Yours looks much better than any I have seen around here, though! Will have to give this a try!

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    • Sommer — December 7th, 2013 @ 7:39 am

      Laura, really? Another friend told me it was common in that area as well. But down here in the south it’s hard to come by.

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  172. Cynthiaposted December 6, 2013 at 8:40 am

    When I was growing up my mom made cabbage rolls and we called them Haluski. They are a lot of work. This recipe looks great. Can’t wait to try it. My favorite holiday recipe is sweet potato casserole.

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  173. Jerriposted December 6, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Great recipe!

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  174. Michelle Mposted December 6, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Mmm…I love Hungarian food!

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  175. Kateposted December 6, 2013 at 10:18 am

    My Mom’s bread and sausage stuffing. Heaven on the day and maybe even better the day after as part of a turkey/cranberry/stuffing sandwich.

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  176. Karen Eposted December 6, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I love roast goose!

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  177. christenposted December 6, 2013 at 10:32 am

    my husband and i started a christmas tradition of our famous ribs!

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  178. Amy Lynnposted December 6, 2013 at 10:34 am

    My favorite family dish is twice baked potatoes made with lots of bacon, greek yogurt and chives!

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  179. lynposted December 6, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Coconut chicken curry

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  180. Una Walkerposted December 6, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I’m also married to a strong Hungarian family, (Podmanisky) we all love cabbage!

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  181. Darlaposted December 6, 2013 at 10:47 am

    For Christmas, I always make a big pan of baklava, and have since my children were young. And New Years Day requires Hoppin’ John with cabbage!

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  182. shari wickposted December 6, 2013 at 10:52 am

    One of my favorites is a seafood chowder for the holidays…. Wholesome and fast for these busy days.. I hope to try this cabbage noodle dish very soon!! Love the giveaway gifts too!!

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  183. Sean Cposted December 6, 2013 at 11:20 am

    It would have to be my mother’s fresh made pumpkin bread loaf.

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  184. Alinaposted December 6, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Love some black beans and rice with chorizo!

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  185. stacey m.posted December 6, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Latkes at Hanukkah and my mother-in-law’s homemade tamales at Christmas!

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  186. Esmeposted December 6, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Hands down, red chile tamales are the Christmas staple in our family. My mom’s tamales are the best!

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  187. Coco in the Kitchenposted December 6, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Haluski! Love the name. It’s the Hungarian cousin to the Chinese chow mein.
    Very tasty. Can’t wait to see how my family likes it.
    Thanks, Sommer!

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  188. T. girlposted December 6, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Sweet potato casserole!

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  189. Eric B.posted December 6, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Pumpkin pies.

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  190. Dee Parkerposted December 6, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding; my mother made this as a special treat for us when we were kids.

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  191. Barbara Pricolaposted December 6, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    My favorite holiday dish is my mother-in-law’s stuffing. It is simply the best I have ever had, and it was passed down to her from her Italian mother-in-law.

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  192. Emily Bposted December 6, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Polish mistakes on Christmas morning!!

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  193. Katie Hardingposted December 6, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    I’d be thrilled. I’m not usually one to enter a giveaway (i never win), but this one’s too good to pass up! love the apron and can’t wait to include this recipe in an upcoming #monthofmeals!

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  194. Melissa Mposted December 6, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    besides the candy/cookie baking fest, which is fun and involves the whole gang, I have for the past 5 years been getting a huge HoneyBaked Ham and then prepping a couple of salads to go with it… We eat as you like it for a couple of days after Christmas. It has been a nice immediate slow down after the madness….

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  195. heatherposted December 6, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Boy id love to win this one.

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  196. marinaposted December 7, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Pasta is my go-to favorite for feeding my hungry husband & sons! I don’t think I’ve ever made the same pasta sauce twice, I’m always throwing in an extra chopped veggies that’ve been neglected in the refrigerator or the last bit of freshly grated parmesan or the last spoonful of sour cream or yogurt or even cream cheese.

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  197. Callyposted December 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    My mom’s chicken alfrado lasagna is a holiday staple.

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  198. Nikkiposted December 7, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    my grandma’s mashed potatoes…I don’t care what else is served as long as those are there

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  199. Barbposted December 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    My favorite dish for the holidays is my mothers coleslaw have never had better and could never make to tqste the same

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  200. Pamposted December 8, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Rachel Ray’s Christmas Pasta. Also, peirogies

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  201. Lois Edwardsposted December 8, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Got to try this, sounds delicious

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  202. Nutmeg Nannyposted December 8, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Wow this dish looks like it’s brimming with delicious flavor :)
    My dad always made a decadent ham for christmas time that is just irresistible, I can always smell it as I walk up the driveway!

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  203. Amanda Vposted December 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Looks amazing!

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  204. Annaposted December 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I’m half Hungarian, but wholly embarrassed to say I have never heard of this dish! Still, I’m not surprised to see it, since cabbage and pasta are the key ingredients in just about every Hungarian dish. Adding this to the dinner rotation for this week!

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    • Esther — December 31st, 2014 @ 7:02 pm

      I am 100 per cent Hungarian and have never heard of this dish. Maybe a variation or maybe the same that just looked different. The name Haluski sounds Polish. Nevertheless it sounds good and will try it. I like cut up cabbage, onion, polish sausage and a little tomato juice or sauce.

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  205. Suzi Zumsteinposted December 8, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Italian Holiday Bread is a family tradition!

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  206. sherri laskoposted December 8, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    This may get me to love cooked cabbage — sounds wonderful! And will go well with the Lithuanian dishes (beet soup and meat dumplings!) we serve at the holidays. Thanks!

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  207. Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the Kingposted December 8, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    We don’t really do traditional family dinners, but I do love any kind of casserole!

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  208. Shawnaposted December 8, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    I always have some type of Tex-Mex.

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  209. Bea Longposted December 8, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    OMG, it is FANTASTIC!!! Thanks for sharing. I love this, I have always liked cabbage but this is a fine recipe!

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  210. Karen Lposted December 8, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    We always do a big breakfast on Christmas morning. There’s frittata, bacon, biscuits, and coffee cake. My favorite is the coffee cake. It’s the only time I have homemade coffee cake all year.

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  211. Ashley Outlandposted December 8, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    My favorite would be homemade chicken spaghetti!

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  212. Shannonposted December 9, 2013 at 6:36 am

    My husband loves holuski,but I’ve never made it quite “right” for him…this recipe sounds what he is looking for…I have to try this one.

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  213. Sarahposted December 9, 2013 at 7:12 am

    My favorite family dish for the holidays is homemade cinnamon rolls.

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  214. teresaposted December 9, 2013 at 7:40 am

    love any cabbage recipes – what a fun give away!

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  215. Johna Dixonposted December 9, 2013 at 9:40 am

    My favorite dish at the holidays is Sweet Potatoes Praline!

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  216. paulaposted December 9, 2013 at 9:59 am

    My favorite dish for the Holiday is French Toast made from Panettone bread

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  217. Jamieposted December 9, 2013 at 10:39 am

    We always have homemade clam chowder on Christmas Eve in memory of my grandma who did that every year she was alive.

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  218. margaretposted December 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Love cabbage, what a great warm meal on a cold night!

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  219. Andreaposted December 9, 2013 at 11:43 am

    On Christmas Eve I make an overnight pecan praline French toast that we put in the oven for a nice, hot breakfast after the kids open presents

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  220. Meredithposted December 9, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I love making a roasted turkey with all the fixings!

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  221. Trishaposted December 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I always try and make at least one childhood favorite cookie recipe, both of mine and hubbys. Thankfully, all our parents are willing to give me recipes each year, that I stick in a binder for the future.

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  222. Candiceposted December 9, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    My favorite family holiday dish is ham.

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  223. Carmenposted December 9, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    We make baked creamed corn for all the holiday gatherings

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  224. Sarahposted December 9, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Yum! and thanks for this giveaway… our tradition is as many Christmas desserts as possible and mint ice cream for dessert! (hahahaha) :)

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  225. Kate Sposted December 9, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Sounds delicious, and looks amazing!

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  226. Annetteposted December 10, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I love making soups during the cold weather and my favorite to make for the holidays is Tuscan Vegetable Soup.

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  227. Mary (MsMary'sWorld) (@msmary1962)posted December 10, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    A great way to add some veggies to our pasta

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  228. Mary Beth Eldertonposted December 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    This cabbage dish sounds wonderful! In between bigger holiday dinners, we like the comfort of chicken and dumplings…maybe it’s a southern thing :)

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  229. anne hillposted December 10, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    this year i will be making corned beef & cabbage

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  230. Christineposted December 10, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Waldorf Salad with all of the fixings!

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  231. Dagmar Finchposted December 10, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Love those prizes and the recipe. I’ll have to try it sometime.

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  232. Christinaposted December 10, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    We always have a venison roast for Christmas eve.

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  233. Brenda Burgessposted December 10, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    I love bar be q turkey

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  234. Angieposted December 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Just made this tonight and served as a side dish to baked pork chops. Super delicious and decadent! I ended up using the entire cup of reserved liquid and letting the whole dish simmer together while waiting for the pork chops to finish baking. We will definitely be eating this again!

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  235. Linda K.posted December 18, 2013 at 7:37 am

    This prize is AMAZING. Thank you again!

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  237. Mackenzieposted March 2, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I’ve never heard of putting bacon in haluski. I ate it very frequently as a kid, but neither my mom nor my grandma ever used bacon.

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  240. Lynn Yancsurakposted November 8, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    i make this great dish, but, never thought of adding bacon to it !

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  241. tawnaposted July 20, 2015 at 9:38 am

    My family has made this for years. We call it NBC noodles bacon cabbage.
    My grandmother was quite young when she married. 13! And my 14 year old grandfather worked in coal mines. They were not Hungarian but considering a Jewish miners wife taught her to make latkes maybe a Hungarian miners wife taught her this?

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