Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, and Garlic

Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, and Garlic

Kathi Richards Smith 26

"This is a family favorite that is put into every cookbook for my kids when they move out and get married. It is a beautiful dish with many colors and full of flavor. Warning, it is addictive."


1 h 15 m servings 194 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 194 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.5g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 6.4 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 1435 mg
  • 57%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the bacon in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion caramelizes; about 10 minutes. Immediately stir in the cabbage and continue to cook and stir another 10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes more.
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  1. 251 Ratings


I would like to thank everyone who took the time to write a review. Thanks for the wonderful feedback. Kathi Smith

(6/15/09) This was excellent. I did use less salt than specified but this recipe is definitely one I'll make again and again. Thanks for sharing it MrsMDSmith (and calling my attention to it o...

This one blasts the meat off the bone! Pork fat, onion, garlic (preferably fresh), and cabbage is a Tennessee staple overlooked by the rest of the country (too bad). Thanks for sharing this rec...

I've been eating cabbage prepared this way all my life (love it!) but never to the point where the onions were caramelized. It was nice, but there wasn't enough of a difference that it's worth ...

Editor's note: The salt amount for this recipe was reduced from 3 tablespoons to 1 tablespoon by the Allrecipes staff on 7/17/2009.

I thought I would want more bacon, but I stuck to the recipe and it was perfect. I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for the recipe.

This was good. I did drain a little of the bacon grease prior to adding the cabbage it just looked like too much grease for me. As far as the salt goes, I only added about 1/2tsp. at first (I ...

Yummy, yummy, yummy. I replaced the 3 tablespoons of salt with seasoned salt added to taste and I cooked the cabbage on medium until just tender. Definately a keeper.

Excellent recipe! My change...Olive oil and real bacon bits, instead of cooking the bacon and using the drippings.