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Bacon Cabbage Skillet Meal is an easy dish to prepare on top of the stove and goes with just about anything.  This is a great side dish recipe to most any meat or I can make a meal of this and cornbread alone. The onions and cream cheese give the cabbage a great flavor and the bacon just tops it off.

3 to 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 tablespoon butter

2 tablespoons bacon drippings or oil ( I use the drippings from the bacon in this)

1 small head cabbage, chopped (about 6 cups of chopped cabbage)

1/2 small onion, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon ground mustard

1 (4 ounce) jar pimentos, drained

4 ounces cream cheese, cut into small pieces

few drops hot sauce or pinch or cayenne (Optional)


Cook bacon, drain, crumble and set aside.  Melt butter in a large skillet, add bacon drippings or oil along with your chopped cabbage and onion.  Sprinkle on black pepper, salt, minced garlic and ground mustard.  Cook cabbage until tender and add pimentos, cream cheese and hot sauce.  Cook until cream cheese is melted and stir in crumbled bacon.  Makes six to eight servings.  Enjoy!

Note:  You could use green pepper in place of the pimentos in this dish.

Don’t miss these great skillet recipes:

Fried Cabbage with Sausage

Sweet and Sour Pork Skillet

Spanish Rice and Smoked Sausage

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  1. We both love cabbage. The addition of bacon and cream cheese would make this one awesome winner at our house. Pinning til I can make it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Anna Bennett says:

    This looks & sounds so awesome. It will be a quick easy meal to make for St.Patty’s Day. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Will be a good recipe for me to use. I have only cooked plain cabbage. This IS so much More! Thanks

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