Fried cabbage on a white platter with a gold serving spoon.
The Very Best Fried Cabbage Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Quick and easy, this Fried Cabbage recipe is finished off with a tangy dollop of sour cream!

Course: Side Dish, vegetable
Cuisine: American, Polish, Southern
Keyword: cabbage, fried cabbage
Servings: 8
Calories: 160 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 vidalia onion thinly sliced
  • 1 head cabbage cored and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tbsp cooked and crumbled bacon or pancetta
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and then stir in the olive oil. 

  2. Add the onions to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

  3. When the onions are softened and beginning to caramelize, stir in half the cabbage. Cook the cabbage for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until wilted.

  4. Add the remaining cabbage to the pan and stir to combine. Cook for an additional 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until wilted and beginning to caramelize.

  5. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 4-5 minutes.

  6. Remove from the heat and stir in the sour cream. Top with bacon or pancetta, if desired.

  7. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Fried Cabbage Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 262mg11%
Potassium 263mg8%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Vitamin C 43.6mg53%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.