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Best Fried Cabbage Recipe

Best Fried Cabbage Recipe

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Experience the solace of Southern cooking with this amazing recipe, for Fried Cabbage. It’s all about the balance of simplicity and flavor where succulent slices of smoked bacon infuse their savory notes into tender green cabbage. Let’s not forget the caramelized onions that bring a depth of flavor that is both heartwarming and luxurious. Per nibble is a medley of textures and flavors. With a glimmer of Cajun spice and a touch of warmth from red pepper flakes. This dish goes past being a recipe. It’s like receiving a hug on your plate, professing to shift your day-to-day meals into outstanding culinary moments.



6 slices smoked bacon

2 tbsp butter (salted or unsalted)

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 head green cabbage, cored and thinly sliced

Salt and black pepper, to taste

1/41/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (optional)

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)


In a skillet or Dutch oven cook the bacon on medium heat until it turns brown. Once done remove the bacon from the skillet. Coarsely chop it. Remember to keep the bacon grease in the skillet.

Add butter to the skillet containing the bacon grease. Sauté the chopped onion, over medium-low heat until it becomes tender, which usually takes around 3 to 4 minutes.

Return the chopped bacon to the skillet with the onions. Mix in the sliced cabbage. Cook everything together until the cabbage reaches a tender consistency. Remember to stir during this process, which typically takes about 5 to 7 minutes.

Taste and season your cabbage dish, with salt, black pepper, Cajun seasoning and red pepper flakes according to your preference.


To make sure that our beloved Best Fried Cabbage Recipe is suitable, for those who follow a gluten-free lifestyle a simple adjustment is all it requires. The key factor here is the bacon. While our recipe mainly utilizes ingredients that are naturally free from gluten some brands of bacon might have additives or seasonings containing gluten. Hence it’s important to be mindful! When choosing your bacon go for a brand that clearly states ‘Gluten Free’ on the label. This small meaningful decision ensures that everyone can savor the smoky essence of the bacon without any concerns, about gluten. With this considerate modification, the recipe retains its hearty and flavorsome charm bringing people around the table to enjoy a shared experience of comfort and happiness.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes