Southern Fried Cabbage

Southern Fried Cabbage is the perfect side dish you’ll love for family or holiday dinners. It’s easy to make with simple ingredients and is loaded with incredible flavor from bacon and spices.

We’ve had an incredible week of cookies and back-to-school cupcakes here on the blog but I am sure we all need a break from all that sweet stuff. So today, we’re going semi-healthy with Southern-style fried cabbage.

I know one pound of bacon and healthy don’t usually come hand in hand but it does add amazing flavor to an otherwise bland side dish and cabbage is, in fact, a low-calorie food rich in vitamins and minerals. #winner


  • 1 pound bacon ends and pieces, chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 medium cabbage, cored and chopped (about 5 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a wide pan over medium heat, add bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to crisp and render fat.
  2. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened.
  3. Add cabbage and stir to distribute. 
  4. Cover, lower heat and cook until vegetable begins to wilt.
  5. Add sugar, salt, onion powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, and pepper.
  6. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 to 15 minutes or until cabbage is tender.

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