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Fried Cabbage is a favorite side dish in the south. It's a healthy, gluten free alternative to serve with chicken, brisket, or ham.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minutes or less, cabbage, gluten free, southern foods
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Debbie


  • 4 strips bacon chopped, cooked until crisp
  • 4 cups cabbage chopped into one- inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • pepper to taste
  • pinch red pepper flakes optional


  • Fry the bacon in a large saute pan or cast iron skillet until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp. Remove from the pan using a slotted spoon but leave the fat in the pan. Set aside.
  • Add the cabbage, onion, garlic, pepper, and pepper flakes to the bacon grease and cook for 15-20 minutes until the cabbage reaches your desired doneness.
  • Return the bacon to the cabbage and warm through.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg