Fried Cabbage with Bacon

Fried cabbage is a tasty combination of cabbage, leeks, and bacon and simply seasoned with salt and pepper.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, cabbage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 556 kcal


  • 2 lbs cabbage
  • 2 large leeks
  • 1 lb thick cut bacon
  • salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
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  1. Prep your ingredients first. Dice raw bacon and slice cabbage and leeks thinly. 

  2. Preheat a large cooking pan over medium heat and add diced bacon. NOTE: if using a non-stick pan, you won’t need additional oil but if using a stainless steel or cast iron, you may need to add a little bit of canola oil. 

  3. Cook bacon until it’s browned and fat is rendered. Add leeks and stir well.

  4. Saute until leeks are softened and add cabbage. Stir everything well and cook until cabbage is soft. You will need to stir every few minutes so that cabbage is cooked evenly throughout. 

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Fried Cabbage with Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 556 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 800mg35%
Potassium 690mg20%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 1005IU20%
Vitamin C 88.4mg107%
Calcium 123mg12%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.