Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage

You’ll want to make this Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage again and again! It’s hard to believe that such simple ingredients could result in such a flavorful and delicious side dish!

Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage


Are you a fan of cabbage?! For the most part, I can take it or leave it, it’s just okay to me …. unless you’re talking about this Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage. Goot Lort! I really believe that some of the most simple recipes are the best. Wouldn’t you agree? When it comes to this Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage, I know it to be true!

We’re talking four ingredients – cabbage, onion, garlic, and bacon … along with a few seasonings. Somehow, it cooks into this mesmerizing dish that I cannot stop eating! I could totally understand chocolate cake friends, but we’re talking about cabbage!! Cabbage!!

Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage

I don’t know what it is about Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage, but like I said, I cannot stop eating it when it’s made! I find myself grabbing a spoon from the drawer to get a taste …. you know, you have to taste test when you’re cooking! Five minutes later, the same thing! The great thing is my family digs this side dish just as much as I do, so there are never any leftovers! Which, I guess depending on how you look at it, that’s a good thing! The only problem is that it means there is less for me … which maybe that’s why I have to “taste-test” it so much?! I have to make sure I get my fair portion!! 😀

Things you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Jumbo Cooker

  • Utensil Set

  • Grease Keeper

Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage

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Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage

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Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage

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Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 45 min Serves 6     adjust servings

Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage

You’ll want to make this Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage again and again! It’s hard to believe that such simple ingredients could result in such a flavorful and delicious side dish!


  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large head cabbage, cored and chopped
  • 2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder


  1. Cook the bacon in a jumbo cooker over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve 2 tbsp. of the bacon grease and discard the rest.
  2. In the same jumbo cooker, return the 2 tbsp. bacon grease. Over medium-high heat, cook the onion until it is soft, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to cook for an additional 1 minute. Stir in the cabbage and continue to cook and stir for 4-5 minutes. Add the seasoned salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. Mix well.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover, and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes.
  4. Just before serving, mix the bacon into the cooked cabbage. Serve immediately.

by Jamie Sherman

Recipe Notes

For a more KETO-friendly meal, omit (or use less of) chopped onion. 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 188kcal Calories from fat 106
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 618mg26%
Carbohydrate 16g5%
Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Sugars 8g
Protein 7g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

All images and text ©Jamie Sherman for © Love Bakes Good Cakes. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to republish this recipe, please re-write the recipe in your own words, or link back to this post for the recipe.

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