Fried cabbage with onions and bacon

Fried cabbage with onions and bacon is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that’s perfect as a side or even as a main course. Here’s a simple recipe to try:


  • 1 small head of cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4-6 slices of bacon, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: red pepper flakes, garlic powder, paprika for added flavor


  1. Start by cooking the chopped bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until it’s crispy. Remove the cooked bacon from the skillet and set it aside, leaving the bacon fat in the skillet.
  2. In the same skillet with the bacon fat, add the sliced onions. Cook them until they’re soft and translucent, stirring occasionally to prevent burning, for about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the thinly sliced cabbage to the skillet with the onions. Stir well to combine and coat the cabbage with the bacon fat. Cook for another 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is wilted and tender.
  4. Season the cabbage and onions with salt, pepper, and any optional seasonings you like such as red pepper flakes, garlic powder, or paprika. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  5. Once the cabbage is cooked to your desired tenderness, stir in the cooked bacon pieces. Let everything cook together for another 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  6. Serve the fried cabbage with onions and bacon hot as a side dish alongside your favorite main course. Enjoy!

This dish is versatile, so feel free to customize it with your favorite herbs, spices, or additional ingredients like chopped garlic or diced bell peppers for extra flavor and texture.

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