Cabbage with Mushrooms - Kapusta z Grzybami - Polish Christmas Recipe #118

Cabbage with mushrooms is present on a Polish Christmas table almost for sure, if not as is then in a form of a stuffing. We can use it for pierogi, kulebiak, paszteciki or we can serve it with lazanki (home made pasta).


  • 150g dried mushrooms
  • 1/2 of large onion
  • 1 litre jar of sauerkraut
  • 2 bay leafs
  • all spice
  • salt and pepper


Drain the cabbage and rinse in cold water if it is very sour. Keep the juice from the cabbage in case the final product is not sour enough.

Soak the dried mushrooms in 2 cups of hot water for 2 hours drain (reserve the liquid). Chop finely.

Chop the onion finely and sauté in couple tbs of vegetable oil until soft.

Add sauerkraut,  mushrooms, onion and spices to a large pot and pour the liquid from soaking mushrooms; cook and stir for about 40 minutes or until the cabbage is soft.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.