This easy Bacon Cabbage and Tomatoes recipe is about to be a new favorite! A flavorful sauté, you can have this incredible dish cooked up in minutes!
Cabbage And Tomatoes With Bacon
If you’ve been looking for a cabbage and bacon recipe, you’ve hit the jackpot! This classic tomato, bacon, and cabbage sauté is super easy to make and unbelievably delicious.
Here’s the thing – cabbage doesn’t have to be boring! If you are craving veggies, you’re going to want various delicious ways to eat them. This is an easy recipe with a no fuss set of instructions that truly anyone can follow.
This is my favorite way to eat cabbage. I am a fan of cabbage rolls or a really good tomato cabbage soup recipe, but there is something about this combination of seasonings along with the bacon tomato flavors that just hits the spot.
This is very much a southern fried cabbage, the only difference is the addition of tomatoes and the omission of Worcestershire sauce.
With cabbage and tomatoes, this is a fantastic family recipe – and the salty bacon will take it to the next level. Everyone loves a good dill seasoned side dish!
Actually, you can serve this as a side or a main dish and what’s better – the kids won’t even know they’re eating veggies once the cabbage is good and fried. It’ll be more like hidden veggies than anything else.
This cooked cabbage dish is keto, paleo, gluten free, egg free, nut free, and dairy free, so it will be good for many dietary needs. If you find that cabbage is on sale and keep the other ingredients in your cabinets, this is a perfect dish to make when you aren’t sure what else to do for dinner.
Pair this cabbage recipe with my Creamy Garlic Pasta for a complete meal. And don’t forget that this cabbage and onions recipe is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
How To Make This Cabbage Tomato Recipe
Tomato, Bacon And Cabbage Sauté Ingredients:
1/2 small or medium green cabbage, sliced and chopped
6 pieces bacon
1 can diced tomatoes 28 oz
1/2 medium onion, diced (white or yellow onion)
1 tablespoon dill, dried
1 teaspoon garlic, minced (or 2 small cloves garlic)
Kosher salt and black pepper (to taste)
Large frying pan
Flexible spatula or wooden spoon
Step 1: In a large skillet, cook the bacon until it is crisp. Drain and reserve the bacon grease.
Step 2: Pat the strips dry with paper towels, crumble the crispy bacon into pieces, and set it aside on a plate or in a bowl.
Step 3: Pull out a cutting board and a sharp knife and while your bacon is cooking, chop up your whole head of cabbage, removing the outer leaves first.
Step 4: Add 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat back into the large sauté pan that you used to cook the bacon. This will bulk up the flavor of your dish.
Step 5: Add your chopped cabbage, garlic, dill, and onion, and fry over medium-high heat until the cabbage has softened and wilted. It may feel like a lot of cabbage, but cabbage cooks down.
Step 6: Drain the tomatoes and then add them to the sauteed cabbage. Continue to stir with a slotted spoon for a few more minutes over medium heat to cook everything through.
Step 7: Add the crumbled bacon pieces to the cabbage mixture and sauté again for a few minutes.
Step 8: Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot. Add a few red pepper flakes if you want to add some kick. Enjoy!
Note – If you plan to leave the pan on the stove while preparing anything else, be sure to leave it at a lower heat so that it doesn’t burn.
How To Store Leftover Tomato, Bacon And Cabbage Sauté
Store any leftover cabbage sauté in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Can I Use Basic Spices In Place Of Fresh Ingredients?
I wouldn’t do that. Because you’re using only a handful of simple ingredients, you want to keep as many of them fresh as possible. You want to use fresh onion instead of onion powder and garlic cloves or prepared minced garlic instead of garlic powder.
You can choose to use fresh dill instead of dried dill (fresh herbs are great if you have them available), but if you’re making this swap, be sure to use about 3 tablespoons of fresh dill (since 1 teaspoon of dried dill equals 1 tablespoon of fresh).
What Type Of Bacon Should I Use?
You can use whichever cut of bacon that you prefer for this great recipe.
I typically use regular bacon here because I like to cook bacon quickly and I enjoy the crunchy bacon texture next to the tender cabbage texture, but that is a personal preference.
If you stir fry some thick cut bacon, you’ll still get the smoky flavor and bacon grease you’re looking for.
Can I Use Turkey Bacon Or Veggie Bacon With This Delicious Side Dish?
Yes! With this sautéed cabbage with bacon, you can choose the bacon you like.
With both of these options, you’ll omit adding the bacon drippings back to the frying pan (unless you have a little bit from frying the turkey bacon or want to add 1 tablespoon of chicken broth instead), but you are not limited to pork bacon for this recipe.
If you are using vegetarian bacon and don’t want to use any animal product you can use a little water or olive oil instead, but you shouldn’t need any. The cabbage will release liquid as it cooks, so you can omit it altogether.
What Main Course Goes Well With Cabbage?
Cabbage is one of those universal vegetables that can go well with everything. A great side dish such as this bacon cabbage tomato recipe has a bunch of extra flavor, so you can eat it as a main meal with some cauliflower rice, white rice, or brown rice.
Are You Looking For More Easy Bacon Recipes? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Bacon Mac & Cheese
- Roasted Butternut Squash With Bacon
- Bacon And Egg Cups
- Loaded Hasselback Potatoes With Doritos And Bacon
- Bacon Wrapped Pickles
- Chicken Bacon Alfredo Bake
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 397mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g
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This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.