Parmesan Pasta with Cabbage and Thyme

This recipe is a variation of one of our favorite side dishes, Hungarian Cabbage Noodles. The addition of a healthy dose of garlic, fresh thyme, a hint of balsamic vinegar and a topping of Parmesan cheese creates a savory flavor profile that complements the sweetness of the sautéed cabbage and lends the dish a bit of an Italian flare.

Parmesan Pasta with Cabbage and Thyme

Parmesan Pasta with Cabbage and Thyme

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A savory, Italian-inspired side dish that combines your favorite cut of pasta with sautéed cabbage, garlic, fresh thyme and a topping of grated Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces pasta, cavatappi, rotini, penne
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cups cabbage, finely chopped (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 lbs)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half or light cream
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Put a pot of salted water on to boil for the pasta and preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a medium-sized baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 1 minute, then add half the cabbage and continue cooking until it cooks down slightly, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the remaining cabbage and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Continue cooking the cabbage, stirring frequently, until it’s tender and lightly caramelized, 12 to 15 minutes. Add the garlic and thyme and continue cooking 3 to 4 minutes longer.
  • Stir in the balsamic vinegar, taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. Stir in the half-and-half, cook for 1 minute longer, then remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Cook and drain the pasta according to package directions, then combine it with the cabbage mixture and transfer to the prepared baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the top with the Parmesan cheese and bake, uncovered, until the cheese is golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes.
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