Creamy Red Cabbage Pasta

September 17, 2010
2 Ratings
  • Serves 2-4
Author Notes

What happens when you have a surplus of red cabbage and don't want to make coleslaw? You make pasta instead! —mtlabor

What You'll Need
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 9 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 pound spaghetti noodles, or other pasta
  1. In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, combine the onion, garlic, and water. Season with salt and pepper to taste and cover tightly with plastic wrap or covering. Microwave for about 10 minutes.
  2. Pour the mixture into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, if needed.
  3. Heat a large skillet under medium high heat and add the onion-garlic puree, cabbage, and tomatoes.
  4. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water, according to package directions for al dente. Drain and set aside.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the heavy cream with the cornstarch until completely dissolved.
  6. Add the cornstarch mixture to the onion-garlic in the skillet. Raise heat to high and bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 1 minute, or until slightly thickened.
  7. Add the Parmesan cheese and nutmeg to the sauce. Whisk until cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  8. Add noodles to mixture and toss well. Serve right away!

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5 Reviews

Antonietta D. February 8, 2016
This was delicious! I agree with a previous review... 1/2 cup of cabbage wasn't much... could have used more, but it was very tasty!
Tara C. May 7, 2015
Just made this, mmmm yum. 1/2 cup of cabbage to 1# of pasta didn't seem like much, so I did 1 cup instead which was perfect. Also did 1 can diced tomatoes instead of fresh. Everything else I left the same. Very rich & decadent!
mtlabor November 29, 2011
You know, I guess I never thought about all the starches on the plate. We were just in the mood for all those things =)
sonomagal November 29, 2011
Pasta looks tasty, but really... pasta, potatoes AND bread. 3 starches? Is this a new diet?
mklug November 5, 2010
This sounds killer! Only question--I don't have a microwave; do you think I could also just simmer the onion and garlic?