Fried Cabbage with Bacon

Fried Cabbage with Bacon

This side dish was a staple in our home every March. This recipe is so easy to throw together and it is completely addicting. I still can manage to eat half of this recipe all by myself.

4.2 from 5 votes
Fried Cabbage with Bacon
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Fried Cabbage with Bacon

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Irish
Servings: 6 servings approximately
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 12 ounces bacon
  • 1 sweet onion - diced
  • 1 small head cabbage - cored and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper - to taste


  • Cook the bacon in a deep skillet over medium heat until crisp, 5-7 minutes. Remove bacon from skillet and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve about ¼ cup drippings in the skillet.
  • Add diced onions to the reserved hot bacon drippings in the pan. Cook over medium heat. Once onions are translucent, add the cabbage and cook for about 3 minutes. Add brown sugar and balsamic vinegar to the pan and sauté until cabbage is softened and starting to brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Crumble bacon over cabbage and continue cooking until bacon is warmed, another 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper. Serve warm.


Nutrition Facts
Fried Cabbage with Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 407mg17%
Potassium 435mg12%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 58mg70%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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