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Garnished fried cabbage with bacon dish in a cast iron skillet with rose gold handles on top of a marble countertop.

Fried Cabbage With Bacon

  • Author: Sara Nelson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Fried Cabbage with Bacon is a simple and delicious recipe that can be prepared and served in only 25 minutes. Cabbage, bacon, and onion come together to yield a dish with perfectly balanced flavors and textures.


  • 4 slices bacon, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small head cabbage (~28 ounces), cored and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon sweetener of choice (I use Lakanto Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Optional Garnish:

  • Fresh parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Cook Bacon: In a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat, pan-fry chopped bacon until crisp, about 6-8 minutes, stirring regularly. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate and set aside. Do not wipe out skillet.
  2. Cook Remaining Ingredients: Increase stovetop heat to medium-high, add onion and cook until softened and browned, about 2-3 minutes. Add cabbage, sweetener, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir In Bacon, Garnish, And Serve: Return bacon to the skillet and stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute to heat through. Taste and add additional seasoning, based on your preferences. Top dish with parsley and serve.

Recipe Notes:

Refrigerator Storage: Store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions: Reheat in a large skillet on the stovetop over medium heat until warmed throughout. Or, microwave for 30-60 increments until warmed throughout.

Keywords: fried cabbage with bacon, cabbage and bacon, southern-fried cabbage

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