The Best Southern Fried Cabbage #southernrecipes #friedcabbage

These southern fried cabbage are Simple, tasty , flavored with garlic and bacon -Ready in less than no time. Fried cabbage is actually a mixture of sautéing, and/or stewing, being cooked low and simmered in its own juices, rather than fried quickly. It is really not “Fried” so don’t be alarmed!

Did you know that one cup of cabbage has only about 15 calories per serving? So if you are on a diet or just looking for a vegetable that will fill you up, you should put cabbage on your list. With that said, I am not going to try to convince you that this is the most healthy way of preparing cabbage cause it is not.

One thing am going to try to convince you do is make this fried cabbage because it is Absolutely Delicious! It features, garlic, bacon and onion as it ‘s flavor base and you have a lot of meat options – smoked turkey, bacon or smoked sausage- I love them all. Spice it up with pepper flakes and or chili and you are set.


  • 6 or more smoked bacon slices cut in 3-4 pieces
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter or cooking oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning or more adjust to taste.
  • 1 medium to large head of cabbage chopped (about 10 to 12 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon Worchester sauce or chicken bouillon optional adjust to taste
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon pepper flakes or more optional


  1. Slice or chop cabbage and set aside
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté bacon until brown and crisp this may take about 3-5 minutes. Set aside reserve about 1/4 or more for garnish. The rest to be use when adding the onions.
  3. There will be some bacon drippings left in the pan (reserve not more than 1-2 tablespoons)
  4. Add butter to the pan. Followed by onions, garlic, paprika , creole seasoning and bacon. Let it simmer for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent any burns.
  5. Then add cabbage, worchester sauce and white pepper, bring to a simmer, cover and let it cook for about 10-14 minutes or more depending on preference.
  6. Adjust for seasoning with creole seasoning ,salt and pepper flakes.