Southern Fried Cabbage


Fried cabbage is a favorite at Mammaw's house! Bacon is fried until crispy, then sautéed with cabbage and onion in this simple, quick side dish. It's terrific with cornbread.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • cup vegetable oil

  • 3 slices bacon, cut into thirds

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 1 head cabbage, cored and sliced

  • 1 white onion, chopped

  • 1 pinch white sugar


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat; add bacon and season with salt and pepper. Cook until bacon is crisp, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Add cabbage, onion, and sugar; cook and stir continuously until cabbage and onion are tender, about 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

189 Calories
14g Fat
14g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 189
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 528mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 73mg 367%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 391mg 8%

* 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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