Fried Cabbage

Fried Cabbage

PREP TIME 10 minutes

COOK TIME 25 minutes

TOTAL TIME 35 minutes

SERVINGS 4 servings

Cabbage becomes tender and sweet when pan fried with bacon and onions.


  • 6 slices baconchopped
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 6 cups cabbage core removed and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste, optional 
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Fry bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside (leave the drippings in the pan).
  • Add onion to bacon drippings and cook until tender.
  • Stir in cabbage and cook 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • Season with chili flakes, salt, & pepper to taste. Stir in bacon and serve.


Cut cabbage into 1-inch strips about 2-inches long. Coleslaw mix can be used but is thin and will only need 8-10 minutes to cook.

Optional additions include 2 cloves of minced garlic (added with the cabbage), parmesan cheese, or a squeeze of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar.

If you’re short on time, add a few tablespoons of chicken broth to the cabbage in the pan. This will help it to steam as it cooks reducing cooking time and adding flavor!

Keep leftovers in a covered container for up to 4 days in the fridge.

Freeze portions in zippered bags for up to 4 weeks. Thaw and add some fresh cabbage and reheat in a skillet. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 175, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 240mg, Potassium: 283mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 140IU, Vitamin C: 40.5mg, Calcium: 48mg, Iron: 0.7mg

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