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Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon

Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon is a delicious, easy side dish. You only need 4 ingredients to get this classic recipe on the table.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 183 kcal



  • 1 medium head green cabbage
  • 5 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • salt and pepper


  • Cut bacon into 1-inch diced pieces and cook in a large skillet over medium heat. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined plate, reserving the bacon grease in the skillet. 
  • To the same skillet that you cooked the bacon, add the chopped cabbage.  Cook until the cabbage starts to wilt and become tender. 
  • Add in the vinegar, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper. Continue cooking until the cabbage is tender. About 5 more minutes. 
  • Return the cooked bacon to the pan and stir to combine. Transfer to a serving bowl and season to taste with salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Serve immediately. 


Nutrition information for estimation purposes only.


Calories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 13.3gProtein: 11.7gFat: 10.3gSaturated Fat: 3.2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 479mgFiber: 5.7gSugar: 7.3g
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