This is a family favorite that is put into every cookbook for my kids when they move out and get married. It is a beautiful dish with many colors and full of flavor. Warning, it is addictive.

Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Garlic, and Onion

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Fried, Lunch, Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine Worldwide
Servings 6 servings
Calories 194 kcal


  • 6 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large head cabbage cored and sliced
  • 1 tbsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp paprika


  • Place the bacon in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion caramelizes; about 10 minutes. Immediately stir in the cabbage and continue to cook and stir another 10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes more.


Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


Calories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 15.5gProtein: 6.4gFat: 12.9gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 1435mgPotassium: 462mgFiber: 5.8gSugar: 8g
Keyword Bacon, Cabbage, Garlic, Onion
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