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Delicious Bacon & Cabbage Pasta Recipe

Updated on September 1, 2013

This is traditional English Bubble & Squeak meets Italian pasta - delicious, cheap, extremely quick to make and the kids (and adults) love it.

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My husband came home with a wonderful Savoy Cabbage from his allotment and I didn't hesitate for a second on deciding what to do with it - tonight we're having Polish Pasta.

Now I'm not entirely sure if this is or isn't a traditional Polish recipe but about 30 years ago when I lived in Kensington, London I had a Polish friend who introduced me to this scrumptious dish and told me that her mother used to cook it for her and it always reminded her of home.

It is the easiest and simplest recipe that I know but it is a firm family favourite and I would love to share it with you. This is also one of the cheapest family meals, it's amazing!


1 Organic Savoy Cabbage

2 Large Organic White Onions

12 rashers of your favourite Free Range Bacon

1 tablespoon of Olive Oil

Pasta to serve 4 people

Savoy Cabbage fresh from the Allotment
Savoy Cabbage fresh from the Allotment
  • Cut the Savoy Cabbage in half and remove the hard core, cut into 1cm slices and rinse well.
  • Place into unsalted boiling water and bring to a rolling boil for 3-4 minutes.
  • Drain and set aside.

  • Finely chop both the onions and place in a non-stick frying pan with a tablespoon of olive oil and gently fry until the onions are translucent and start to colour slightly.

  • Chop your 12 rashers of bacon into small pieces and add to the onions in the frying pan.

  • Add your drained cabbage to the frying pan and fry gently.

  • While everything is sizzling away and filling the house with a gorgeous aroma, add your favourite pasta to boiling water and cook to your taste.
  • Drain the pasta.
  • When the frying pan mixture has started to crisp up mix with the pasta and serve.

And that my dear friends is the very easy and very quick Polish Pasta which takes about 20 minutes from cooker to table and I hope you enjoy it.


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    • 2patricias profile image

      2patricias 5 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Great illustrations. This looks like a great way to serve cabbage.

      I am adding this to my Recipe Index for HubPages.

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      jenubouka 6 years ago

      Will do. You may hear the angels sing, if my two year eats the cabbage.

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      Eileen Goodall 6 years ago from Buckinghamshire, England

      I serve this on it's own and my kids fight over it, let me know what you think when you cook it.

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      jenubouka 6 years ago

      This sounds amazing and easy on the pocket. would you recommend a protien? This dish would be great at a family gathering, bet kids would love it. I am going to give a try

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      Eileen Goodall 6 years ago from Buckinghamshire, England

      My pleasure, the first time I made it I cut back on the onions and it wasn't as good, the onions get very sweet and give the dish a lot of it's flavour and succulence. In fact sometimes I pop in another one for luck.

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      kerlynb 6 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      Now this is something new to me, Polish pasta. I'll give it a try this weekend. As you've said, it's easy and quick to prepare :) Thanks so much for writing this hub.