Twice-Cooked Cabbage with Sour Cream and Bacon (Video)
Twice-Cooked Cabbage with Sour Cream and Bacon is really a wow when you’re looking for an interesting low-carb and Keto side dish! Or use more bacon if you prefer and eat the tasty twice-cooked cabbage for a main dish!
As I keep reminding you, cabbage is on sale everywhere in March, so I hope you’re trying some recipes with cabbage while it’s such a bargain. And I’m continuing the month of cabbage love by reminding you about this ultra popular recipe for Twice-Cooked Cabbage with Sour Cream and Bacon!
For everyone who does love cabbage like I do, this is a must-try cabbage recipe. But for those who are not the biggest cabbage fans, maybe the use of bacon will reassure you about the flavors here, because when we tested the recipe Kara and I absolutely loved this dish with lightly cooked cabbage and crisp bacon baked with a sour cream and cheese topping.
If you’re looking for an interesting new Keto side dish, please be open-minded and give Twice-Cooked Cabbage with Sour Cream and Bacon a try. You won’t regret it!
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
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- thick-sliced bacon
- Olive Oil (affiliate link) or bacon fat
- yellow onion
- Szeged Sweet Paprika (affiliate link)
- salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
- sour cream (Daisy full-fat sour cream preferred)
- grated Mozzarella cheese
What makes the Twice-Cooked Cabbage so good?
The method used here of cooking the cabbage with Sweet Paprika and then bacon and then baking it with sour cream and cheese makes the cabbage sweet and delicious. It only takes a tiny bit of bacon to make this amazing, but use more bacon if you prefer!
Want more recipe ideas with cabbage?
Check out Low-Carb and Keto Cabbage Recipes for more tasty recipes with cabbage if you’re also a fan.
How to Make Twice-Cooked Cabbage with Sour Cream and Bacon:
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- Slice bacon into thin strips and cook over medium-high heat in frying pan until it’s crisp; then drain well on paper towels.
- In the largest frying pan you have, cook the onion in olive oil (or a little bacon fat if you prefer) until it starts to brown.
- Add shredded cabbage and season with Sweet Paprika (affiliate link), salt, and pepper.
- Cook cabbage over high heat until it’s softened, then stir in the bacon and cook 1-2 minutes more to combine flavors.
- Put cabbage-bacon mixture in a large baking dish and spread sour cream over it.
- Top with grated Mozzarella.
- Bake at 375F/190C for about 30 minutes, or until it’s heated through and the top is nicely browned.
More Delicious Low-Carb Cabbage Recipes:
- Sriracha Beef Cabbage Bowl
- Roasted Cabbage with Lemon
- Low-Carb Fish Taco Cabbage Bowl
- Low-Carb Deconstructed Stuffed Cabbage Casserole
- Fried Cabbage with Corned Beef
Weekend Food Prep:
This recipe has been added to a category called Weekend Food Prep where you’ll find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
- 4 slices thick-sliced bacon, cut into thin strips (or more)
- 2 tsp. olive oil or bacon fat
- 1/4 yellow onion, finely minced
- 1 large head of cabbage core cut out and cut into thin strips (see notes)
- 1/2 tsp. sweet paprika (see notes)
- salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
- 1 cup sour cream (Daisy full-fat sour cream preferred)
- 3/4 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 375F/190C.
- Slice the bacon.
- Cut the core out of the cabbage and cut it into thin strips. (We used a mandoline slicer to slice the cabbage.)
- Mince the onion.
- Heat a small frying pan over medium high heat, add the strips of bacon, and cook until the bacon is browned and very crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels.
- Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil (or a little bacon fat if you prefer) in the largest frying pan you have, add the minced onion, and cook over medium-high heat until it's barely starting to brown.
- Add the sliced cabbage, season with paprika, salt, and pepper, and cook just until it has started to soften.
- Then add the crisp bacon pieces, stir to combine with the cabbage, and cook 1-2 minutes more to combine flavors.
- Spray a glass baking dish with olive oil or non-stick spray. (The oval glass dish I used was 13" x 10" at the widest parts.)
- Put the sauteed cabbage in the casserole dish and spread the sour cream over, then sprinkle with the grated Mozzarella.
- Bake about 30 minutes, or until it's bubbling hot and the top is nicely browned. Serve hot.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 246mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Twice-Cooked Cabbage with Sour Cream and Bacon is suitable for low-carb eating plans, including Keto. Bacon isn’t recommended for the original South Beach Diet, but personally I wouldn’t mind a little well-drained bacon in a low-carb dish like this, and I’d eat it for any phase of the SBD. If you want to follow the letter of the law for South Beach, skip the bacon (or use turkey bacon) and use reduced-fat sour cream and cheese and this will still be a delicious side dish.
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe for cabbage that’s cooked with bacon and then baked with a sour cream and cheese topping was first posted in 2016. It’s been very popular on the blog and the recipe was last updated with more information in 2023.