This southern fried cabbage makes a fantastic side meal, or simply include a few of our cornbread and make a meal out of it. If you have actually never ever attempted this fried cabbage, we can’t suggest it enough. Truthfully, when it strikes the table … simply provide me a fork and get out of the method. It’s THAT excellent! I seem like individuals actually undervalue cabbage. It’s such a flexible veggie and a staple in our houses.


  • bacon, prepared crisp
  • bacon drippings
  • butter
  • onion, peeled and sliced
  • green pepper, sliced (can utilize a mix of both red and green)
  • minced garlic
  • little head cabbage, sliced
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • Cajun spices, (optional)
  • chicken broth
  • paprika

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Southern Fried Cabbage


  • This meal makes about 6 portions and might quickly be doubled for a bigger group or household supper.
  • Here is a recipe to make your own Cajun spices. If you do not like Cajun spices, you can definitely leave it out and include the flavorings you delight in.
  • You might quickly make this meal with smoked sausage, polish sausage, chicken sausage, or smoked turkey.
  • I have actually never ever attempted this meal with turkey bacon, however you might definitely attempt it. If you do not have bacon grease, simply include a bit more butter. You can likewise leave the bacon out.
  • We make Southern fried cabbage in a cast iron frying pan. Simply make certain you utilize a non-stick pan for the very best outcomes.


  • This meal needs to be kept in an airtight container in the fridge. It will keep for 4-5 days.
  • Quickly heat it up in the microwave or toss it back into a frying pan and heat it through.
  • I have actually been understood to heat this up the next day and serve it with a fried egg over it for breakfast. Offer it a shot!

” OMG. The Southern Fried Cabbage is SOOOOOO excellent. I served it with Sweet cornbread, since that’s the design my spouse likes. I like your recipes and attempt something brand-new every week.”- Sharon

Southern Fried Cabbage

This recipe is one your household will like. Super simple to make and the best side meal.

Preparation Time 15 minutes

Prepare Time 20 minutes

Overall Time 35 minutes

Course: Side Meal

Food: American, southern

Keyword: simple side meal, southern cabbage

Portions: 6 portions

Author: The Southern Woman Cooks

  • 4 to 6 pieces of bacon prepared crisp
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium sweet green pepper sliced (can utilize a mix of both red and green)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 little head cabbage sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun spices ( optional)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • paprika
  • Prepare bacon till crisp, get rid of from pan and drain on paper towel. Set bacon aside. Get rid of excess bacon drippings from pan booking 2 tablespoons. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter into the bacon drippings in your pan

  • Include sliced onion, peppers, minced garlic, sliced cabbage, salt, pepper, Cajun spices and chicken broth to pan. Prepare on medium low heat, covered for 15 to 20 minutes till cabbage reaches the consistency of softness you like. Some individuals like their cabbage sort of crispy while others like it well done. Get rid of from heat, collapse bacon on top, spray with paprika. Makes about 6 portions.


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