Fried cabbage and potatoes may be an Irish-inspired dish, but you don't have to wait until St. Patrick's Day to make this simple and filling comfort food. Crunchy, warm, and delightful, you can serve fried cabbage and potatoes 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.

Cabbage in particular is a great source of vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, manganese, vitamin B6, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, according to Healthline. "Cabbage also contains small amounts of other micronutrients, including vitamin A, iron and riboflavin," the site reports. That's right -- you can get all of those benefits from throwing together this great stir-fry meal!

While you cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat or medium-high heat (six slices is a good start), shred a small head of cabbage (we like green cabbage here but red cabbage may work) 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, a teaspoon salt or more to taste, and ground 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! This is one of the simpler potatoes and cabbage recipes, but we think it's one of the most delicious. You could also add ingredients like kielbasa, coleslaw, yellow onion, corned beef, or serve the whole thing over mashed potatoes -- the possibilities are endless! How do you make your favorite fried cabbage and potatoes?

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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.

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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.