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Southern Fried Cabbage

Southern Fried Cabbage

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Prepare yourself for an adventure, to the heart of the South with our recipe for Southern Fried Cabbage. Imagine a skillet where crispy bacon dances alongside tender cabbage infused with the allure of paprika and a touch of Creole seasoning. Whether you enjoy it as a side dish or indulge in a meal this dish embodies the warm hospitality of the South on your plate. Whip it up in 30 minutes. Southern Fried Cabbage is more than a recipe; it’s a tale waiting to be shared at your table.



6 strips or more bacon, cut into 34 pieces each

12 tablespoons (tbsp) (1428 grams) butter or cooking oil

1 medium onion, chopped

2 teaspoons (tsp) (10 grams) garlic, minced

1 teaspoon (tsp) (2 grams) paprika

1 teaspoon (tsp) (4 grams) Creole seasoning (adjust to taste)

1 medium to large head of cabbage, chopped (about 1012 cups)

1 teaspoon (tsp) (4 grams) Worcestershire sauce or chicken bouillon (adjust to taste, optional)

½ teaspoon (tsp) (1 gram) white pepper

1 teaspoon (tsp) (2 grams) pepper flakes (or more, optional)


In a skillet, over heat medium cook the chopped bacon until it turns crispy. Set aside some for garnishing. Leave a small amount in the skillet.

Put butter or cooking oil into the skillet. Add in the chopped onion, minced garlic, paprika and Creole seasoning. Sauté them for 2 minutes until the onions become soft and fragrant.

Mix in the chopped cabbage. If desired include Worcestershire sauce or chicken bouillon to enhance the taste. Cover the skillet. Let it cook for 10 to 14 minutes or until you reach your desired tenderness for the cabbage stirring occasionally.

Reintroduce the reserved bacon bits and season, with pepper and pepper flakes according to your preference. Adjust seasoning as necessary.

Sprinkle some of the crispy bacon on top for added crunchiness. Serve this Southern Fried Cabbage as a side dish. Savor it as a main course while relishing in its authentic Southern flavors!


To make a version of this Southern Fried Cabbage it’s crucial to select Worcestershire sauce or chicken bouillon that is certified gluten-free. Some brands might contain gluten be mindful of that. Additionally ensure that the Creole seasoning you use is also gluten-free. Alternatively you can create your blend at home using spices that are free, from gluten. By making these substitutions you can savor the delightful flavors and textures of this beloved Southern dish while keeping it completely gluten-free. This is especially great for individuals, with sensitivities or personal preferences.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes