Southern Fried Cabbage

Southern Fried Cabbage

Add a hearty southern side to your dinner with this Southern Fried Cabbage. Tender cabbage topped with crispy bacon and fried onions.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cabbage, cored and sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • In a large skillet cook bacon until crispy. Remove from skillet and discard all but 1 Tablespoon of bacon drippings. Add the oil to the pan and add onion and cook 2 minutes. Add the cabbage and the salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Let the cabbage cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Place on a plate and top with bacon.


While bacon drippings are yummy, we prefer to have them as a back note in this dish rather than a focal point. Save the remaining drippings for another day.
You can also substitute the bacon for smoked sausage. Delish!

Perfect Pairing

Serve this Fried Cabbage with Pickle Brined Chicken. You'll thank us later.
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