Braised Cabbage with Bacon Recipe
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5 from 3 votes

Braised Cabbage with Bacon Recipe

Braised cabbage with bacon makes a delicious side dish. Cabbage braised with bacon and onion is perfect for a weeknight supper.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Robyn Stone


  • 4 slices of bacon diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 head of cabbage chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Core and clean cabbage. Chop into 1 1/2" to 2" pieces.
  • Add diced bacon to a large, heavy-bottomed skillet or Dutch oven. Cook over low to medium heat until bacon has lightly crisped. Remove bacon to a bowl while cooking cabbage and drain off bacon drippings, leaving 3 tablespoons in the skillet or Dutch oven for cooking.
  • Add diced onion to skillet or Dutch oven with bacon drippings and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Add chopped cabbage to onions and add water. Cook for about 12-15 minutes until cabbage is tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the bacon back to the cabbage and stir gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.