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Low Carb Cabbage and Bacon

Low Carb Fried Cabbage and Bacon

Low Carb Fried Cabbage and Bacon makes a quick and easy side dish that's packed with flavor. Only a handful of ingredients are needed. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 147 kcal


  • 8 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 medium head green cabbage cored and chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 2-4 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate. 

  2. Leave about 2 tablespoons of bacon grease in the pan. Add cabbage and 2 tablespoons of water and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 7 to 8 minutes.

  3. Return bacon to skillet and add vinegar. Cook and stir for about another 5 to 8 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Add more water if cabbage is not cooking down enough. The steam will help it cook.

  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper and add red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Fried Cabbage and Bacon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 194mg8%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.