Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, and Garlic


This fried cabbage with bacon 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 is cooked low and slow for a rich flavor. Warning, it is addictive!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 6 slices bacon, chopped

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 large head cabbage, cored and sliced

  • 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon paprika


  1. Place bacon in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes.

  2. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion caramelizes, about 10 minutes.

  3. Immediately stir in cabbage and continue to cook and stir another 10 minutes.

  4. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes more.

    Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, and Garlic on a white, green, and blue plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
13g Fat
16g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 1435mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 79mg 393%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 462mg 10%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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