Túrós Csusza (Farmer’s Cheese and Bacon with Noodles)

Túrós Csusza (Farmer’s cheese and Bacon with Noodles)

This is a quick-to-fix, delicious Hungarian dish! Egg noodles, túró (this special cheese is hard to find in the USA so Amish friendship cheese is perfect for this recipe), sour cream, and szalonna (Hungarian bacon) combine together in an amazing way. Regular bacon is fine, but the dish definitely goes up a notch or two with Hungarian-style bacon.

This can also be served sweet like a dessert if you choose to sprinkle on sugar instead of bacon but I am all about the savory version.

Can’t find Amish Friendship Cheese? Make your own! It is extremely easy to make and worth it to know because it can be used in a number of Hungarian dishes. Click here for the recipe!

Ingredients (serves 2)


  • Set out cheese to come to room temperature.
  • Set out sour cream to bring to room temperature.
  • Throw egg noodles into boiling water with a pinch of salt. Cook according to package instructions (about 8 minutes).
  • Cut bacon into bits and cook on a frying pan.
  • Drain noodles and add dollops of cheese, sour cream, and bacon pieces to your plate.
  • Season with salt, paprika, and pepper to taste.

4 People have left comments on this post

» Jane said: { Apr 16, 2020 - 09:04:49 }

Hi, Liz. Thanks for this recipe! It makes me hungry! Guy & I first had this as a school lunch when teaching in Újszász in 2005-06, one of several favorites I’ve made at home. It’s simple and delicious. We have vegetarians in our family, and it’s easy to serve the bacon separately, instead of making separate meals. In the Újszász school, it was served with a choice of jam or bacon, though pasta was often served topped with sugar variations, my favorite being walnuts ground with sugar.

» Jane said: { Apr 16, 2020 - 09:04:30 }

P.S. – I’ve also made my own turo; it’s pretty simple!

» Ervin said: { Apr 16, 2020 - 09:04:26 }

Hi Liz,
This made me so hungry. I grew up eating this as made by my late mother. She would make it but without the bacon because that is how her nagymama would make it for her. When I visited my cousins last year in Debrecen they made it this way and I love it. I actually prefer it with the bacon and have used the farmers cheese since the cottage cheese here in the USA is wet and not the same as what is used in Hungary. For me it is comfort food and I make it often.

» Kathy Feher said: { Apr 16, 2020 - 10:04:47 }

Hi Liz,
This is the dish Andy had in Szikszo at the little restaurant qhere we met Andy’s cousin’s best friend who made our first meeting possible. We both love the taste of this simple dish. I agree with the others, comfort food is the best!