Irish Heritage Cabbage


This recipe for Irish cabbage with bacon, melted butter, and nutmeg is the most delicious way to cook cabbage. If you can't find Irish bacon, regular works fine but drain well. If you don't like nutmeg, leave it out.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 medium head cabbage, cored and cut into wedges

  • 2 slices Irish bacon, diced

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

  • 2 cups water

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup red wine vinegar


  1. Place cabbage into a large pot. Add water and bring to a boil. Simmer over low heat until tender, about 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 8 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels, crumble and set aside.

  3. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  4. Drain cabbage and transfer to a baking dish; drizzle with melted butter and sprinkle with crumbled bacon and nutmeg.

  5. Cook under the preheated broiler until the top layer is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Serve with salt, pepper, and vinegar as desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
8g Fat
14g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 672mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 77mg 384%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 467mg 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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