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How to Cook Fried Cabbage with Crispy Bacon

All you need is a skillet and a few simple ingredients to create this ultimate comfort dish! Super delicious crispy bacon paired with perfectly cooked cabbage all in the convenience of one skillet!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried cabbage with crispy bacon recipe, gluten free, low carb side dish
Servings: 6
Calories: 272kcal


  • 1 Head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 Pound Bacon, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt


  • In heavy bottom skillet, over medium-high heat, cook bacon pieces until crispy. Should take about 10-15 minutes. Once cooked through remove bacon with a slotted spoon and remove all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat from the pan.
  • Add your cabbage pieces to the bacon grease in the hot skillet and season with salt and pepper. Stir occasionally to avoid the cabbage scorching. Cook until the cabbage is tender, this should take about 20-30 minutes. Top with crispy bacon and serve.


  • Recipe makes 6 servings and the nutrition is for 1 serving
  • Shred the cabbage for a shorter cook time.  You can do this in a food processor or with a sharp knife.
  • Remove the tough outer leaves of the cabbage before chopping.
  • For less calories, remove some of the bacon grease from the skillet before cooking the cabbage.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Fiber: 4g