Southern-Style Bacon Fried Cabbage: Recipes Worth Cooking

Southern-Style Bacon Fried Cabbage is a delicious and super easy side dish to make with only a few ingredients. It is flavorful and ready in less than 30 minutes. This recipe takes 5 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes to cook.

Check out the video above to see how it is done, or read through the ingredients and step-by-step instructions below.

Southern-Style Bacon Fried Cabbage
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Ingredients (6 Servings)

  • 1 pound of Sliced Bacon (Chopped into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 Onion (Finely sliced)
  • 1 medium Head Cabbage (Cored and chopped)
  • 1 tsp of Kosher Salt (To taste)
  • 1/4 tsp of Ground Black Pepper (To taste)
  • 1 tsp of Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 5 cloves of Garlic (Minced)


  • 1 Green Onion (Chopped)

Cooking Steps

  1. Place a large cast iron skillet or non-stick deep pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add bacon pieces in one layer and cook until crispy.
  3. If needed, cook in batches. Once cooked, remove from the pan and set aside on a plate.
  4. Discard the grease, leaving about 2-3 tablespoons in the skillet or pan.
  5. Add the sliced onion and cook for about 2-3 minutes, until soft.
  6. Add the chopped cabbage, salt, pepper, oregano, and smoked paprika. Toss and cook until tender, but still a little crispy, for about 15 minutes.
  7. Toss and taste, if needed reduce heat to medium-low, cover the pan and cook cabbage for 10 more minutes, until the preferred tenderness is achieved.
  8. Add the garlic and bacon, and cook cabbage for additional 3-4 minutes.
  9. Serve immediately, and garnish with chopped green onions if desired.


Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories: 369
  • Fat: 31g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 49mg
  • Sodium: 916mg
  • Potassium: 433mg
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Vitamin A: 175IU
  • Vitamin C: 56.8mg
  • Calcium: 74mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg

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