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fried cabbage with bacon and onions

Cabbage with Bacon and Onions

Cabbage with Bacon and Onions is cooked to buttery perfection with smoky, caramelized onions, bacon, and fresh cabbage. A speedy side or a hearty one-pan meal! 
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Irish
Keyword Cabbage with Bacon and Onions
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 468kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 very large onion sliced thinly
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 12 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 green cabbage or savoy - cored and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar optional
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth warm


  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the butter. Once melted, add the onion and cook stirring for 2 mins, then add the bacon and cook for 5-6 mins more until golden.
  • Add the chopped cabbage and brown sugar, cook for 10 mins so it browns. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Lower heat to medium and add the broth, cook for 2 mins or until cabbage is slightly wilted. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and cook for another 5 mins.
  • Uncover and stir well, taste and adjust for salt and pepper. Increase the heat and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Serve garnished with parsley.



Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 720mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 749IU | Vitamin C: 87mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1mg