Adventures in the kitchen: Pasta, potatoes and cabbage

Need an easy, hearty comfort dinner? This will hit the spot.

The original recipe is a little fancier – using baby red potatoes. Those are crazy expensive so we only had dirty old potatoes from the ground I peeled and cut up.

I used roughly:

Two cups pasta
One large potato, sliced up into thin, kind of rectangular pieces
About a quarter of a large cabbage
1 clove garlic, chopped finely
A splash of EVOO
A chunk of butter – maybe 25 grams’ worth
1/2 cup grated cheese
salt and pepper

Cook the pasta, and when half done, add the potatoes, until cooked through.

Meanwhile, get the garlic going in the olive oil in a pan. Add cabbage and season. Cook until done to your liking (we like it fairly soggy). Add the potatoes and pasta to the pan, mix through butter and cheese, and add more salt/pepper as needed. (The recipe also suggested adding half the starchy cooking water, which we skipped, but probably made up for with the butter.) Commence chowdown.

Frugal factor: high. Cholesterol level: let’s not go there.

8 thoughts on “Adventures in the kitchen: Pasta, potatoes and cabbage

  • Reply MommaStar March 29, 2012 at 12:40

    Oman. I drooled a little. I’m starting to dabble with cooking, so this will be a perfect tryout for me. My mom’s a cook so it would seem natural for me to be good at it right? Wrong! in so many ways. I’m worse then the cooks they put on America’s worse cooks.

    Post like these will def. help. Thanks*

  • Reply Cassie March 29, 2012 at 13:52

    This looks awesome! I’m going to have to try this one when I get my hands on a small cabbage. What type of cabbage did you guys use?

    • Reply eemusings March 29, 2012 at 14:44

      The normal kind (not Asian). What other types are there?

      • Reply Cassie March 29, 2012 at 16:32

        I wasn’t sure if you had different varieties of cabbage in NZ. I was thinking green cabbage (the one that wikipedia shows a picture of), as opposed to asian varieties.

  • Reply Liquid Independence March 29, 2012 at 14:59

    Looks so tasty. I bet it would go great with some garlic bread. Om nom nom ヾ(@⌒ー⌒@)ノ

  • Reply tinysarah March 29, 2012 at 15:16

    Cabbage is ridiculously expensive where I live – and as just one wee person, I never know what to do with a whole head… this recipe looks delish though! And easy, too. I feel like I could accomplish this without burning my house down, ha!

  • Reply Well Heeled Blog March 29, 2012 at 16:03

    Garlic… yum!

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