Irish Fried Cabbage with Bacon


This fried cabbage with bacon recipe cooks chopped cabbage in bacon drippings until tender and sweet. Crumble cooked bacon over cabbage and season with lots of black pepper for a hearty and delicious side.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 (12 ounce) package bacon

  • ¼ cup bacon drippings

  • 1 small head cabbage, cored and finely chopped

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Cook bacon in a deep skillet over medium heat until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove bacon from skillet and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve 1/4 cup drippings in skillet.

  2. Add cabbage to hot bacon drippings; cook and stir over medium heat until cabbage wilts, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Crumble bacon over cabbage. Stir and simmer until bacon is warmed, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
18g Fat
7g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 468mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 44mg 218%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 310mg 7%

* 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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