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One Pan Bacon Fried Cabbage

Easy Bacon Fried Cabbage

This is a delicious and super easy dish to make with only a few ingredients. It is flavorful and ready in less than 30 minutes!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Irish
Keyword Bacon Fried Cabbage, Fried Cabbage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 369kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 pound sliced bacon chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • 1 medium head cabbage cored and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 5 cloves garlic minced


  • Chopped green onion


  • Place a large cast iron skillet or non-stick deep pan over medium-high heat. Add bacon pieces in one layer and cook until crispy. If needed, cook in batches. Once cooked, remove from pan and set aside on a plate.
  • Discard the grease, leaving about 2-3 tablespoons.
  • Add the sliced onion and cook for about 2-3 minutes, until soft.
  • Add the chopped cabbage, salt, pepper, oregano, and smoked paprika. Toss and cook until tender, but still a little crispy, for about 15 minutes. Toss and taste, if needed reduce heat to medium-low, cover the pan and cook cabbage for 10 more minutes, until the preferred tenderness is achieved.
  • Add the garlic and bacon, cook cabbage for additional 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve immediately, garnish with chopped green onions if desired.



Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 916mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 56.8mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1.3mg