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Sauteed Cabbage with Bacon

This humble dish cooks cabbage down until it is tender but still crisp and tops it with crispy bacon - comfort food at it's best.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: easy dinner, easy side dish, one pan meal
Servings: 4
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $4.00


  • Large Skillet


  • ¼ lb Bacon
  • ½ large Onion, chopped
  • 1 small Green Cabbage, quartered, cored, and sliced thinly
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  • Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to cool; then crumble. Add onions to grease in skillet and sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add cabbage, breaking it apart with your hands as you add it to the skillet. Sauté until cabbage is as tender but still crisp, about 10 to 15 minutes. (You can speed things along by covering the skillet.) Add sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Cook until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute more. Remove from heat and add crumbled bacon.
  • Serve as a side dish on its own or with grain of choice (I loved this with rice). Add an egg to make this a delicious, simple dinner!


Recipe adapted just a bit from Sautéed Cabbage with Bacon and Onions by Anna at Cheese with Noodles.


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg