Fried cabbage and potatoes may be an Irish-inspired dish, but don't wait until St. Patrick's Day to make this simple and filling comfort food. Crunchy, warm and delightful, you can serve this as a side dish for a weeknight meal or put an egg on it and call the main dish anything from brunch to breakfast for dinner.

While you cook six strips of bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, shred a small head of cabbage (we like green cabbage here) and peel and chop three russet potatoes. When the bacon is crispy, take it out of the pan and leave the bacon drippings. Add the potatoes, cabbage, four cloves garlic, salt, and black pepper to the pan. Cover the skillet and cook the veggies until the potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally, which should take you about 10 minutes of cook time.

You can also substitute red potatoes for fried potatoes. This easy dinner is great with a side of cornbread

Crumble the bacon over the fried cabbage and potatoes, then serve and enjoy!

Fried Cabbage and Potatoes 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes



  • 1 green cabbage, shred
  • 3 russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until nice and crispy, about 12 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a plate and keep the fat in the pan. Crumble the bacon when able to handle.

Add in the potatoes, cabbage, garlic, salt, and pepper and cook, covered, until the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from pan and stir in the bacon. Serve.


Stir the potatoes occasionally to prevent over browning. Top with a sprinkling of parsley.

Perfect Pairing

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Nutrition Facts
Fried Cabbage and Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 376mg 16%
Potassium 778mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 6g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 110%
Calcium 9%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.