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fried cabbage with bacon

Fried Cabbage with Bacon

Eliza Cross
Tender cabbage is quick-fried with savory bacon for an easy side dish with irresistible flavor!
4.83 from 34 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Bacon Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 140 kcal


  • 8 strips thick-sliced bacon
  • 1/2 large head green cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Cut the cabbage in 1-inch slices, and then cut each slice in 1-inch pieces; reserve.
  • Chop the bacon in 1/2 inch pieces. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon, stirring occasionally, until it starts to brown, about 8 minutes.
  • Line a plate with two paper towels. Remove the bacon from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain it on the paper towels.
  • Pour out the liquid fat from the pan, leaving the bacon drippings in the pan. Return to the stove, add the butter to the pan and heat over medium-high heat until the butter bubbles.
  • Add the cabbage and bacon cook, stirring often and scraping the bits up from the pan. After 3 minutes, add the garlic to the pan and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until cabbage is crisp-tender, about 3 to 5 more minutes. Season with the salt and pepper.
  • Remove from heat and serve at once. 4 servings.


For Spicy Bacon Fried Cabbage, you can sprinkle the finished dish with red pepper flakes.
Leftovers may be stored, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, transfer the mixture to a skillet and cook over medium high heat until hot, about 3-4 minutes.


Serving: 1gCalories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 8gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 654mgSugar: 1g
Keyword bacon, cabbage, side dish recipes
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