Fried Cabbage with Onions and Bacon

Fried Cabbage with Onions and Bacon

Fried Cabbage with Onions and Bacon is a simple eight-ingredient recipe that brings cabbage, onions, and bacon together in perfect harmony.


  • 1 Head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 5 Strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Reserved bacon grease
  • ½ tsp. Onion powder
  • ½ tsp. Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Fried Cabbage with Onions and Bacon:

  1. Cook the bacon: Cook the bacon in a skillet until crispy. Remove from the skillet and set aside to cool. Reserve the bacon grease.
  2. Cook the onion: Place the reserved bacon grease in a deep-sided pot or skillet, and cook the chopped onion over medium heat until it is softened.
  3. Add garlic: Add the minced garlic to the pot and sauté for another 30 seconds until fragrant.
  4. Add cabbage: Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the chopped cabbage to the pot. Stir well and then cover. Let it simmer until the cabbage has softened, stirring occasionally.
  5. Season: Stir in the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add bacon: Add the crumbled bacon to the top of the cabbage mixture. Stir to combine and serve hot.

Weight Watchers Points:

For Weight Watchers, the points can vary based on the plan and serving size. Here is a rough estimate:

  • Bacon: 5 strips of cooked bacon are approximately 8 points.
  • Bacon grease: Points can vary, but approximately 2-3 points for the amount used in cooking.
  • Cabbage, onions, garlic, and seasonings: Generally, these are 0 points.
  • Total estimated points for the entire recipe: Around 10-11 points.

Note: To get the most accurate points, it is recommended to use the Weight Watchers app or website to input the specific ingredients and quantities you are using.

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