CABBAGE, BACON AND POTATO SKILLET

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This Cabbage, Bacon and Potato Skillet is a quick and easy comfort food dish.  We love cabbage and adding bacon and potatoes just makes this vegetable even better.  You can’t beat this with a big old hunk of cornbread on a cold night.

Cabbage Bacon Potato Skillet

5 to 6 slices bacon

3 tablespoons olive oil or leftover bacon drippings

4 carrots, scraped and thinly sliced

1 onion, peeled and chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon turmeric

4 tablespoons butter (Optional)

1/2 head cabbage, chopped or shredded

4 to 5 potatoes, peeled and cubed

 

Cook bacon, remove from skillet,  drain and set aside.   Saute onions and carrots until tender in bacon drippings or olive oil.  Stir in butter,  cabbage, salt, pepper, cumin, and turmeric.  Cook uncovered about 20 minutes on medium heat stirring a couple times. Add potatoes, cover and simmer until potatoes are cooked or about another 20 minutes.  Crumble bacon slices on top before serving.  Makes 6 to 8 servings. Enjoy.

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5 from 2 votes

Cabbage, Bacon and Potato Skillet

This skillet dish is super easy to make and delicious to enjoy on a busy night. The flavors are wonderful! This dish has great reviews. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time39 mins
Total Time54 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: cabbage skillet, easy side dish
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 5 to 6 slices bacon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or leftover bacon drippings
  • 4 carrots scraped and thinly sliced
  • 1 onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 tablespoons butter Optional
  • 1/2 head cabbage chopped or shredded
  • 4 to 5 potatoes peeled and cubed

Instructions

  • Cook bacon, remove from skillet, drain and set aside. Saute onions and carrots until tender in bacon drippings or olive oil. Stir in butter, cabbage, salt, pepper, cumin, and turmeric. Cook uncovered about 20 minutes on medium heat stirring a couple times
  • Add potatoes, cover and simmer until potatoes are cooked or about another 20 minutes. Crumble bacon slices on top before serving. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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18 Comments

  1. Donna Humphries says:

    Hello. Just cooked this up for my mom and myself. We love it!5 stars

  2. Oh, my goodness—-another home run!

    I am Indian—-I only have a handful of Indian recipes I make but turmeric is fairly common in this cuisine. So I was pleasantly surprised to see it used here!

    I had 2 slices of bacon so I also threw in some diced ham but followed the recipe from there. The smell was amazing—it really did have an Indian flair to it.

    I didn’t use cabbage a lot before but am happy to be using it as it is good for you and soaks up flavor so well. I almost added a bit of liquid to help the potatoes cook (not used to cooking them on the skillet) but that wasn’t necessary.

    Again, an incredible and versatile recipe!5 stars

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Oh goodness, this is one of our favorites too! I am so glad you enjoyed it as well. Very happy to have you as a part of The Southern Lady Cooks Community 🙂

  3. Can I make this in advance and then warm in a crockpot the next day? Limited oven space for Thanksgiving.

  4. We all loved this recipe Thanks so much for sharing This is really good ,my family and I rate our suppers We all gave this a 5 Stars looking forward to trying more of your recipes . Again thanks !

  5. I just made this tonight, and I have to tell you it was amazing adding to my meal planning! Thank you!!

  6. Gwen Federer says:

    This was amazing.So hard to find something different and delicious to cook and this recipe nailed it.Thanks from the Federer clan

  7. Gerri Ward says:

    I read this recipe and had to get up and go make it.. however, discovered I didn’t have bacon but did have some ham slices and used it.. now waiting for it to finish cooking so we can enjoy it.. know its gonna be good.. we both love cabbage…and the rest of the ingredients just never thought to put them together..never too old to learn new treats in the kitchen…

  8. This was a big hit at our house this evening. Thanks for Sharing it with us. *.*

  9. I will definitely try this next week; we are on a cabbage roll at our house and have it almost weekly in some form. Cabbage and apples and nutmeg was our last treat and it was scrumptious. Thanks!

  10. Elaine Ellsworth says:

    Fried cabbage/noodles a family tradition. Adding potatoes takes it over the top. Thanks! Elaine

  11. My husband will not eat cabbage so never fix it for myself.

  12. This looks so good. I love cabbage and it is so good for us. I will make this for sure.

    • I have made this for years except I put yellow squah in mying l add it half way though it don`t take long for summer squash to cook and this is so delish!!!

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