Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Mushrooms, and Onions

Fattening? Oh yeah. Worth it? Oh yeah! Check out this bacon, cabbage, onion, and mushroom combo with lots of flavors. It is definitely one to try if you are looking for a wide range of tasty goodness!

Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Mushrooms, and Onions

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As I embark on trying this recipe for the bacon, cabbage, onion, and mushroom combo, I can’t help but feel a sense of excitement. The combination of these ingredients promises to deliver a wide range of flavors and tasty goodness.


  • 1 pound bacon

  • 1 large head cabbage, chopped

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels; crumble when cooled. Drain all but 3 tablespoons of bacon drippings from skillet.
  • Cook and stir cabbage, onion, and mushrooms in the remaining bacon drippings until tender and lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Fold bacon into cabbage mixture. Season with salt and black pepper.

The first step is to gather all the ingredients and prepare them for cooking. I chop the bacon into small pieces, shred the cabbage, slice the onions, and clean and slice the mushrooms. The aroma of the sizzling bacon fills the kitchen, creating a mouthwatering anticipation for what’s to come.

Next, I start cooking the bacon in a pan until it turns crispy and releases its savory aroma. The rendered fat adds a rich and indulgent flavor to the dish. Once the bacon is cooked, I remove it from the pan and set it aside.

In the same pan, I sauté the onions until they become soft and translucent, releasing their sweet fragrance. Then, I add the mushrooms and cook them until they are tender and slightly browned. The combination of the earthy mushrooms and sweet onions creates a delightful savory base for the dish.

Finally, I add the shredded cabbage to the pan and cook it until it wilts down. The cabbage adds a touch of freshness and texture to balance out the richness of the bacon and mushrooms. I season everything with salt, pepper, and any additional herbs or spices to enhance the flavors.

As I take my first bite of this bacon, cabbage, onion, and mushroom dish, I am greeted with a symphony of flavors. The smoky and salty notes from the bacon perfectly complement the sweetness of the caramelized onions and the earthiness of the mushrooms. The cabbage provides a satisfying crunch and freshness, rounding out the dish.

This recipe may be indulgent and rich, but it is undeniably worth it. The combination of flavors and textures creates a memorable culinary experience. It’s a dish that I would gladly prepare again for those moments when I crave a comforting and delicious meal.

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