Fried Cabbage with Bacon - Keto, Low Carb Fried Cabbage Recipe (2024)

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posted by Michelle Gothon Apr 16, 2018 (updated Mar 11, 2020)

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This Fried Cabbage with Bacon is the perfect pairing for grilled chicken and steak! Plus, it’s keto friendly and low carb!

Have you tried the keto diet? I have, and man, does it work! I’ll admit that I had a rough start with it, but after a few days, I settled into fat burning mode (or ketosis) and I felt so great! Keto works for me better than most diets because it’s high protein and I don’t get hungry! Plus, you can eat delicious keto side dishes like this Fried Cabbage with Bacon!

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I find myself getting so desperately hungry on most diets. I work out quite a bit, and my body needs my protein! Eating meat, hard cheeses and eggs comes pretty naturally to me. What’s tough is getting in my vegetables!

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A lot of higher carb fruits and veggies are restricted on the keto diet. So, it limited the keto side dishes that you can make. And honestly, leaves me with the fruits and veggies that aren’t my favorite. I love my carbs, y’all! That’s why I love this fried cabbage so much!

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It’s Fried Cabbage with Bacon, so what’s not to love? I pair it with a grilled chicken breast or a steak, and have an easy, keto-friendly dinner!

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Making this keto Fried Cabbage with Bacon could not be easier! You did have a bit of chopping to do, but you can always save yourself some time but buying pre-chopped cabbage and carrots, and even onions if you can find them!

This keto salad has all of the good stuff; bacon, butter, garlic, onions and Parmesan cheese! Oh yeah, and some veggies for good measure!

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If you love this keto Fried Cabbage with Bacon, I think you’ll also love my keto friendly Hibachi Steak Lettuce Wraps!

Also, these recipes are not keto friendly, but are an awesome way to use up cabbage:

  • Cabbage, Radish and Apple Cole Slaw
  • Cilantro Lime Cole Slaw
  • Classic Vinegar Based Coleslaw (No Mayo)
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Fried Cabbage with Bacon (Keto Friendly)

This keto salad consists of lightly friend cabbage, carrots, onions and bacon. It pairs perfectly with grilled chicken or steak!


  • 2 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • 1 garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped onions
  • 1 cup of shredded red cabbage
  • ⅓ cup of shredded carrots
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Heat a cast iron pan over medium heat, add bacon and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bacon is cooked. Put bacon to the side.
  2. Raise heat to medium high, add in butter, onions, and garlic. Saute for 1 minute, then add in
  3. carrots and cabbage, lower heat if necessary. Cook mixture for 3-4 minutes, stirring often until
  4. cabbage and carrots become more tender. Turn off heat, add bacon, cheese, salt, and pepper and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information

Yield 2Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 114Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 18mgSodium 559mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 6g

The nutrition for this recipe is calculated by an app and may be incorrect.

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originally published on Apr 16, 2018 (last updated Mar 11, 2020)

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17 comments on “Fried Cabbage with Bacon”

  1. Kristi Ann Reply

    This dish sounds so amazing! And what a creative idea. Plus it has bacon so I know it will be good!

  2. Sarah Bailey Reply

    Now this sounds like an interesting salad, I would never have thought of frying cabbage but I bet it gives it a unique taste and hey who doesn’t love bacon!

  3. Adriana Reply

    This looks so yummy! Im going to try this recipe out!

  4. Akamatra Reply

    I read about the keto diet and was considering following it until I realised I wasn’t allow to eat fruits. I could never give up on oranges and apples so I could never follow such a diet. This salad sounds delicious though so not everything about this diet is hard, right?

  5. Marissa Zurfluh Reply

    This is totally one for my husband. He is all about fried cabbage.

  6. Shahla Reply

    This looks incredibly delicious! You totally had me at bacon! Yum!!

  7. Sela Reply

    This dish looks yummy. It also looks easy to prepare. I will try this recipe.

  8. Terri Beavers Reply

    I love cabbage any way I can get it. I thought I had tried it in every recipe available but I haven’t had fried cabbage yet so I’m excited about a new way to make it.

  9. Jennifer L Reply

    Oh wow this cabbage salad looks delicious! I’ve never tried a keto recipe before, but I could definitely see myself making this and pairing it with salmon. yummy!

  10. Anna Rotimatic Reply

    It is a wonderful recipe. I never imagined bacon and salad together, I feel this is one of the most innovative and unique recipes I have ever seen. Thanks

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