Fried Cabbage

A tasty yet healthy dish to go with your meal is here! This fried cabbage will be loved by the whole family and is great with any meat or even on its own!

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Fried Cabbage For Me

I never liked cabbage very much growing up. Then one day my mum cooked it a different way and I loved it that way ever since! She did the same thing with other veggies too. It was because of mum that I learned to experiment with food until I liked it. It has become a staple for me with my cooking nowadays.

Even if you don’t like cabbage very much, give this recipe a try! It may change your mind!

Fried Cabbage Pot
Fried Cabbage Pot

Origin of Fried Cabbage

It’s an Irish side dish that’s made by pan-frying cabbage with onions and basic spices and served predominantly with corned beef. It also goes well with pot roast, grilled chicken and even pork chops!


Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Fried Cabbage Tips

– Use whatever type of bacon you like- regular, turkey or even vegan. Just remember that turkey bacon and vegan bacon are not very oily and additional oil or butter must be added.
– Use a non-stick pan so that none of the ingredients stick to the pan.
– Make sure to finely chop your onions because they blend together much better with the cabbage.
– Don’t over-cook the cabbage or else the texture becomes very soft and “mushy” and it’s just weird.
–  Instead of bacon, you can also use sausage.

Serving Suggestions

As mentioned before, this dish goes great with corned beef (or otherwise known as silverside), grilled chicken, pot roast and even pork chops. For an easy meal try this Corned Silverside dish with the fried cabbage to complete a minimal effort family dinner. Don’t forget the white sauce!

Fried Cabbage

This dish packs a nutritious punch to any meal!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 194kcal


  • 1 Large Cabbage Head Cored and sliced
  • 6 Slices Bacon Diced
  • 1 Large Onion Sliced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper To taste
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • 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, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika and continue to cook and stir until cabbage is soft.


FODMAP VERISON – Ommitt all onion and garlic ingredients and replace oil with Garlic infused olive oil
VEGAN VERSION – Ommitt the bacon and add 1 tbsp of unsalted butter
KETO VERSION – Just have half a serving with other food to reduce the carb intake (mostly)

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