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Skillet Cabbage with Bacon & Garlic

Keto Cabbage with Bacon is a hearty and versatile dish that you can make again and again. Loaded with flavor from the smoky bacon and the kiss of garlic, it’s a cheap and quick side dish or even main event. Follow me, Chef Jenn, and I’ll show you all my best tips and tricks for making this amazing keto cabbage recipe perfectly every time!

Cooked Skillet Cabbage with Bacon and Garlic.
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Side dishes don’t get much easier than this simple but oh-so-tasty dish of Skillet Cabbage with Bacon & Garlic, which also happens to be low-carb and keto-friendly.

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I love cooking with cabbage because it is hugely versatile, and it keeps forever (well, okay, for a week or two) when wrapped up nice and tight in the crisper.

It’s my go-to veggie when time is short, and I can count on everybody digging into this tasty dish.

With five minutes of prep and about 10 minutes of cooking time, you can have this dish on the table.

The hardest part is slicing the cabbage, and for that, you’ll need a big knife and a cutting board.

Start by cooking the bacon first until it is nearly crispy, add the garlic, and then get that cabbage busy cooking!

In this Skillet Cabbage with Bacon and Garlic dish, the cabbage does magic – load a heaping pile into the skillet (use a big one like this amazing cast iron pan) and after a few minutes, it shrinks! Because you’re loading in a whole pile of cabbage, you’ll need a pretty big pan.

Then, just cook it down until the cabbage is tender, shiny, and green. Add some salt and pepper, then serve it up with your favorite meats like this Garlic and Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin.

Cheap, versatile, and delicious, add this Skillet Cabbage with Bacon and Garlic to your rotation of favorite dishes!

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Skillet Cabbage with Bacon & Garlic

Quick, easy and tasty, this smile-winning side dish pairs well with so many different meats.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, cabbage, easy keto side, keto vegetable recipes, keto vegetables, one pot meals, skillet meal, vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 90kcal
Author Chef Jenn


  • 4 cups sliced green cabbage
  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Slice the bacon into pieces and brown in a large skillet until golden brown but not too crisp.
  • Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add the cabbage to the pan, working in batches if you need to, and cook it over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes or until cooked through, tender, and delicious.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve!



4 cups of sliced cabbage is about 1/2 a medium size head.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbohydrates: 2g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

about jenn

Hi, I’m Jenn!

I’m a cookbook author (Keto Soup Cookbook and Keto Diabetic Cookbook and Meal Plan) as well as a retired chef, recipe developer, and writer of this blog (that’s a lot of hats!). I embarked on a journey to create foodie-worthy Keto-friendly meals that any home cook can be proud of! No matter if you’re low-carb, no-carb, dirty, or strict Keto, there are recipes in Keto Cooking Wins for you and your family. Read more...

9 thoughts on “Skillet Cabbage with Bacon & Garlic”

  1. This easy and delicious recipe is made of five ingredients! More, the whole meal is ready in 20 minutes. I cannot believe how it is easy and quickly to make this skillet cabbage! Pinning for later! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I make a similar recipe using red cabbage, leaving out the garlic and squeezing 1-2 Tablespoons of lemon juice on the cabbage once it is tender.


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