Southern Fried Cabbage

Now we all know that Southern Fried Cabbage hits every time! It is a dish that everyone loves, is super simple to make, and a flavorful way to get your veggies in

This recipe is unique because it uses less oil, fat, and sodium than most. However, the delicious flavor remains the same.

This Southern Cabbage is perfect for a soul food dish or even a filling low-carb dinner!

If you love this recipe, try this One Pot Chicken & Spanish Rice, for another Latin dish!

Why everyone loves this Southern Fried Cabbage

  • It’s the perfect side- Pair this with any protein or eat it solo! I love making this Southern Fried Cabbage along with my Honey Butter Cornbread
  • It’s enough for everyone- I love making this Cabbage because there are always leftovers! I make this as a side on holidays, for family gatherings, and whenever I have friends over!
  • It’s packed with flavor- If you want to eat clean but don’t want to compromise flavor, this is the perfect dish! The flavor from the bacon and sausage, along with the spices, is just *a chef’s kiss*

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Green Cabbage
  • Sausage (Pork, Turkey, or Chicken is perfect)
  • Bacon (Pork, Beef, or Bacon)
  • Peppers
  • Onion
  • Seasonings

Southern Fried Cabbage

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Soul Food
Servings 6


  • 1 large head Green Cabbage sliced thin
  • 1/2 red bell pepper sliced thin
  • 8 oz bacon turkey, or pork
  • 8 oz sausage chicken, turkey or
  • 1/2 green bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 oz low sodium chicken broth
  • water as needed


  • 1 tsp adobo
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • Start by slicing green cabbage into thin strips. Slice bacon and sausage.
  • Sear bacon and sausage on medium heat until cooked, remove.
  • Add olive oil to same pan that you seared your bacon and sausage, and begin cooking peppers and onions
  • Toss in green cabbage, chicken broth and seasonings
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes on low heat, or until cabbage is soft
Keyword Begginer Friendly, Easy Recipes

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. dana M March 16, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    5 stars
    made for my momma , she loved it !

  2. Angela January 2, 2024 at 4:19 pm

    5 stars
    Taste great! Made as is for New Year’s dinner. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  3. Jazz January 6, 2024 at 10:37 am

    5 stars
    Thumbs up from both myself and my 8yr old son. I need meals that are quick and flavorful. This is it! We had this dish alone .