Southern Fried Cabbage

Southern Fried Cabbage

Southern Fried Cabbage – Simple, tasty , flavored with garlic and bacon -Ready in less than no time. Fried cabbage is actually a mixture of sautéing, and/or stewing, being cooked low and simmered in its own juices, rather than fried quickly. It is really not “Fried” so don’t be alarmed!

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 195 kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 6 or more smoked bacon slices cut in 3-4 pieces
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter or cooking oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning or more adjust to taste.
  • 1 medium to large head of cabbage chopped (about 10 to 12 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon Worchester sauce or chicken bouillon optional adjust to taste
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon pepper flakes or more optional
US Customary - Metric


  1. Slice or chop cabbage and set aside
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté bacon until brown and crisp this may take about 3-5 minutes. Set aside reserve  about 1/4 or more for garnish. The rest to be use  when adding the onions.

  3. There will be some bacon drippings left in the pan (reserve not more than 1-2 tablespoons)
  4. Add  butter to the pan. Followed by onions, garlic, paprika , creole seasoning and bacon. Let it simmer for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent any burns.

  5. Then add cabbage, worchester sauce  and white pepper, bring to a simmer, cover and let it cook for about 10-14 minutes or more depending on preference.

  6. Adjust for seasoning with creole seasoning ,salt and pepper flakes.