Fried Cabbage with Bacon Onion and Garlic

This is a family favorite that is put into every cookbook for my kids when they move out and get married. It is a beautiful dish with many colors and is full of flavor. Warning, it is addictive.

Cabbage, bacon, mushrooms, and onions – you cannot go wrong with this wonderful combination. You are in luck because you have found one of the best recipes that never goes old. A delicious dish that you can easily and quickly pull together even with your eyes closed!

This recipe has been one of the most popular recipes on Pinterest. If you search cabbage or bacon or onions, this will be part of the top ten results. I have shared this many times and received nothing but compliments. Yes, this is fattening but heck yeah! It’s worth it! And anything with bacon is simply loved! Don’t worry about your picky eaters because this Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Mushrooms, and Onions is crazy delicious, they wouldn’t mind the cabbage.



  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large head cabbage, cored and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

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Place the bacon in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion caramelizes; about 10 minutes. Immediately stir in the cabbage and continue to cook and stir another 10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 123 Calories | Protein 8g | Carbohydrates 9.6g | Fat 6.4g | Cholesterol 16.4mg | Sodium 368.4mg.


  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.
  • 6 servings

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