Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Mushrooms, and Onions Recipe -
Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Mushrooms, and Onions Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Mushrooms, and Onions

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels; crumble when cooled. Drain all but 3 tablespoons of bacon drippings from skillet.
  2. Cook and stir cabbage, onion, and mushrooms in the remaining bacon drippings until tender and lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Fold bacon into cabbage mixture. Season with salt and black pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 29, 2012

Not usually a fan of cabbage, but I really liked this. I also added in lentils.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 09, 2013

Can't imagine using a pound of bacon for a head of cabbage. That said, cabbage cooked with bacon is an old classic, consistently popular because it's delicious - no doubt because of the bacon! So... cut waaaay back on the bacon, add some minced garlic, and we've got something pretty good here.


16 Ratings

Jan 12, 2013


Nov 11, 2014

people quit reviewing when you haven't freaking made the darn recipe! you skew the rating when you do this. frankly, I don't care that YOU think there is too much bacon in the recipe. If I (or anyone else) wants to add a pull pound of bacon I can. My only addition was to add a bit of fresh thyme to the cabbage as it cooked. I like thyme with sauted mushrooms and we both thought it was good with the cabbage. I served mashed red potatoes--reminded me a variation on Colcannon which we love.

Mar 17, 2014

This is delicious, and fast and easy to make. My wife, who hates cabbage, eats three helpings of this! We make it often.

Nov 13, 2014

Just made this for my family of eight. Everyone loved it and cleaned it up. I did not use the entire cabbage head, but could have! Bagged part I a quart bag. I cooked the onions five minutes first, then added the rest and cooked fifteen minutes.

Oct 11, 2014

My husband and I totally enjoyed this !

May 28, 2014

We added pork to it, cause my husband said you can't have just bacon and cabbage.


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  • Calories
  • 123 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 407 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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