Healthy Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion and Garlic

by 247tasty

I’ve been making fried cold for more than 30 years, just like my mother taught me. She fried onion and butter in cabbage and savored them for a no no-frills version with salt and pepper. Recently, I tried a new way of creating this recipe, and it tasted so good that from now on it will cook as I did. I did this simple veggie side dish. This fried cob (with bacon, onion, and garlic) is what my husband and I loved. This healthy fried Cabbage with bacon, Onion, and Garlic dish went from good to great, adding a few extra ingredients, so today I ‘m sharing the recipe with you. As mentioned below, the recipe makes 4 servings of about 3/4 cup each but can be doubled easily.

Dull cabbage often turns into a dish worthy of almost craving, thanks to bacon and garlic. If you’ve never done cabbage frying or sautéing before, you need to start. It wilts, turns tender and becomes sweet as the cabbage cooks in the frying pan. Cabbage may sound like a dull side, but that’s one of our favorites to make. The Healthy Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, and Garlic is tasty and full of flavor! How could you not like this basic vegetable side dish with delicious bacon bits, onions, and carrots all through?


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


1. Put the bacon in a large stockpot and cook for about 10 minutes, over medium-high heat, until crispy. Add and stir onion and garlic; cook until caramelized for about 10 minutes. Stir in the cabbage immediately, and proceed to cook for another 10 minutes. Add and season with salt, pepper, powdered onions, garlic powder, and paprika to taste. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer, periodically stirring for about 30 minutes more.

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