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5 from 4 votes

Fried Cabbage


  • ½ pound bacon cut into small pieces, thick cut is best (4-6 strips)
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion finely chopped
  • 4 cups green cabbage, shredded or roughly chopped (about ½ a head, cored and sliced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Prep ingredients: Roughly chop bacon into small pieces. Finely chop onions. Core and slice cabbage, and set aside.
  • In a non-stick skillet, over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy. Remove from pan, leaving all the bacon grease and drippings in the pan. Put bacon on a plate, and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add onion and cook until translucent.
  • Add cabbage, salt, pepper, granulated garlic, smoked paprika and stir to mix everything together well.
  • Cook for 5- 7 minutes or until cabbage is tender.
  • Add bacon to the cabbage mixture, and stir to combine. Taste, season with salt and pepper to achieve desired flavor.
  • Serve immediately.