Fried Cabbage with Bacon and Noodles

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Fried Cabbage with Bacon and noodles

So this dish is made in my house probably wayyy too much for a recipe with a pound of bacon in it, but it has cabbage in it so that makes it healthy ya know lol! This is a very simple dish that is huge on flavor, we usually have aside some garlic roasted chicken or just some sliced up kielbasa but it is hearty enough to be a meal on it’s own.

Bacon is diced and fried up, onions and cabbage caramelized till tender and the whole shebang is tossed with egg noodles and a sprinkle of black pepper and it is to die for!!

Some nights when I make this I will take a shortcut and use a bagged coleslaw mix instead of chopping a whole head of cabbage, however, a head of cabbage is so ridiculously cheap so it’s a price vs convenience thing on whether you use the coleslaw mix or a head of cabbage. If you do go the packaged coleslaw route you do get some carrots in the mix usually and that just adds a little something extra to the dish.

Fried Cabbage with Bacon and Noodles

Four ingredients make a super simple noodle dish that even my kids love and ask for. Even if you don’t think you like cabbage you definitely have to give this recipe a try!!! (I mean really has bacon ever steered you wrong?)

Fried Cabbage with Bacon and Noodles

Fried Cabbage with Bacon and Noodles


  • 1 pound of bacon diced
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • A head of cabbage thinly sliced or package coleslaw mix
  • 1 Bag, 1 pound egg noodles


  1. Fry the diced bacon in a large skillet till crisp.
  2. Drain bacon on paper towel, place in large bowl.
  3. Drain all but 3-4 tablespoons of bacon grease.
  4. Add thinly sliced onion to the bacon grease in skillet and cook till caramelized.
  5. Add onions to bacon in bowl.
  6. Add cabbage to the skillet and cook until tender.
  7. Boil egg noodles, drain.
  8. Add cabbage and egg noodles to bowl with onions and bacon.
  9. Add in a little black pepper.
  10. Toss and serve!

Cabbage and Bacon Pasta

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    Debby Ray says:
    August 5, 2013

    Love cabbage, love bacon, love noodles! Sounds like heaven :)

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    August 6, 2013

    This would be like a bowl full of candy for me. I love fried cabbage and can only imagine how awesome it is paired with egg noodles! Thank you for linking up to Simple Supper Tuesday.

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    Julia says:
    August 6, 2013

    I love bacon and cabbage… I just never realized how easy it was to make at home. I love the noodles addition. Looks delish! Definitely keeping this one!

    Julia @ Mom on the Run x2

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    Maria says:
    August 6, 2013

    Ohh this looks good! As soon as I saw the picture it reminded me of my grandma because she used to make a noodles and cabbage dish, but I don’t think there was bacon in it! That sounds delicious!

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    Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:
    August 6, 2013

    I always need more quick and easy meal ideas. I’ve pinned this to my quick and easy board and I’d like to invite you to link up to my All My Bloggy Friends party – it starts on Tuesday mornings at 7 am Eastern time and goes until Saturday night! Feel free to share this post and/or any others you would like to share! :) I hope to see you there!

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    Sarah says:
    August 7, 2013

    Yummy! Can’t wait to try this! Love anything with bacon! Thank you so much for sharing & linking up at Thank You Honey’s Whatever Wednesday Party!!

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    August 7, 2013

    This looks fabulous. I love bacon and cabbage and factor in the carby goodness of egg noodles and it’s pretty much guaranteed to be awesome.

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    Trish Butler says:
    August 7, 2013

    Love your recipe. You know, if you swap the noodles for potatoes, you have bubble and squeak.

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    Pondside says:
    August 8, 2013

    My Danish father-in-law could have made this. He loved it and I loved it when he made it – my husband will be very happy at this inspiration!

  10. avatar
    August 9, 2013

    This looks so amazing! I love cabbage and can not wait to try it with pasta!!!! Simple recipe too!!! Thanks for sharing at the Friday Follow Along!

  11. avatar
    Jessie says:
    August 10, 2013

    This sounds REALLY good! Pinning and making.. Maybe tomorrow for dinner :)

  12. LOL…You had me at Bacon!!! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing at Best of the Weekend! Pinning to our party board. Enjoy a happy weekend and please join us next Friday.

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    rachel says:
    August 11, 2013

    holy moses, that sounds amazing! 1 lb of bacon is a good thing :-) I’m thinking this is going on our fall rotation menu and would probably be awesome with some artichokes, too.

    So glad you linked this up!

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    Chelsea says:
    August 15, 2013

    We love fried cabbage with bacon in our house but I’ve always made it as a side. I can’t wait to try it with noodles as a main dish!!

  15. avatar
    DinoMama says:
    August 18, 2013

    Cabbage and bacon, 2 unique extreme flavour coming together with noodle, makes me salivate now hehehe~

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    Christine says:
    September 24, 2013

    my mom , aunt and I make this and if you add some Garlic Pepper it really makes the dish :)

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    denise wrobel says:
    February 25, 2014

    When i make this i add sour cream. Others i know add cottage cheese. Regular or low fat is up to you. This is a comfort food. My family grew up eating it. It’s a Polish thing. Lol

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    Deb says:
    February 25, 2014

    I make a version of this where I add 1/4 Cup (good splash) of cider vinegar when cooking the cabbage. It gives it good flavor and makes the bacon snap! Thanks for posting!

  19. avatar
    September 28, 2016

    I love fried cabbage and bacon! I plan on making this very soon. My grown kids will love it too!

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    Genia Taylor says:
    April 23, 2020

    This dish is so delicious and very easy to make. Thank you! One recipe feeds my husband and I for two supper meals and him a lunch meal. He asks me to make it once a week since I found your recipe a month ago.

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      Parrish says:
      April 30, 2020

      I am so glad you guys like it!! We love it leftover too!

  21. avatar
    Luke Klump says:
    January 31, 2021

    Tried it and it was delicious thought it was going to have to make pork chops with it but it was a meal in itself

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