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Southern Fried Cabbage

Makes 8-10 servings


  • 1 large head of cabbage roughly chopped
  • 8 slices thick cut bacon diced
  • 1 yellow onion {I like Vidalia} diced
  • 2 tbsp butter optional
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  • Add diced bacon to a large saute pan and cook over medium heat until crispy. Do not drain.
  • Add onions and cook until softened and browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Add cabbage, half at a time if you need to, and mix with the bacon and onions. Cook until it is softened.
  • If you want to add even more flavor add a couple tablespoons of butter and stir until combined.
  • Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Serve warm with Hoppin' John Black Eyed PeasĀ and Broccoli Cornbread.


I have also seen recipes that call for a splash of apple cider vinegar or fresh garlic.