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Southern Fried Cabbage

by Olivia
Southern Fried Cabbage

Southern Fried Cabbage – This classic dish combines the simplicity of cabbage and onions with the irresistible smokiness of bacon, creating a flavorful and comforting side that’s a true southern favorite. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a newcomer in the kitchen, this recipe promises to deliver a taste of southern hospitality.

In a cozy kitchen, where the aroma of bacon fills the air, we’ve crafted a recipe that’s perfect for family gatherings or a comforting weeknight meal. Join us as we unveil the secrets behind this soulful dish, and prepare to savor each heartwarming bite.

Experience the Uniqueness of Southern-Style Cabbage with Bacon

This recipe yields a generous portion of southern-style cabbage that’s ideal for sharing.


Pro Tips and Notes:

For a touch of spice, consider adding red pepper flakes or hot sauce to the cabbage while cooking.
Serve this southern-style cabbage as a side dish alongside your favorite southern entrees, such as fried chicken or BBQ ribs.
Closing in Southern Comfort Style

As you savor each bite of our Southern-Style Cabbage with Bacon, we invite you to experience the warmth and flavor of southern comfort. Share this dish with your loved ones, and let it bring a taste of the South to your table. Enjoy!

Southern Fried Cabbage

Southern Fried Cabbage

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Can I use turkey bacon or a vegetarian alternative?
es, you can use turkey bacon or a vegetarian bacon substitute for a lighter option.

Is this dish typically served as a side or a main course?
Southern-style cabbage with bacon is traditionally served as a side dish, but you can enjoy it as a main course if you prefer.

 How should I store any leftover cabbage?
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a few days.


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Southern Fried Cabbage

Southern Fried Cabbage. This humble yet flavorful dish embodies the essence of Southern comfort food, combining tender cabbage, smoky bacon, and savory seasonings. It’s a side dish that pays tribute to traditional Southern cuisine.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x



1 large head of cabbage
1 package of bacon (12 oz), with grease reserved
1 large onion, sliced into rings
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup distilled vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste


Start by cutting up the cabbage and slicing the onions.

In a Dutch oven or a large, deep skillet, fry the bacon until it becomes crisp. Once done, remove the bacon from the pan and set it aside. Be sure to save the bacon grease.

Add the vegetable oil to the reserved bacon grease in the pan.

Add the sliced cabbage and onions to the pan. Fry them up, tossing and turning every so often to ensure even cooking.

Continue to cook the cabbage and onions until they cook down and become clear and slightly browned. This typically takes about 1 hour.

Once the cabbage is cooked to your desired tenderness and has a rich, brownish color, add the distilled vinegar to the pan.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Crumble the reserved bacon and add it to the cabbage mixture. Allow the flavors to meld for another 10 minutes or so.


If you prefer a milder heat, you can omit the red pepper flakes.
Customize this dish by adding diced bell peppers, smoked sausage, or even a splash of apple cider vinegar for extra tang.

  • Author: Olivia
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Side Dishes, Southern Cuisine, Comfort Food
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Southern Fried Cabbage

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