Cabbage with bacon & onions

Cabbage with bacon & onions

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
Give your greens a bit of crunch with John Torode's speedy side - perfect for Sunday lunch

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal283
  • fat22g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre6g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.7g
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  • 1 onion, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 50g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 200g smoked lardon, or diced bacon
  • 1 Savoy cabbage
  • 150ml boiling water


  1. Fry the onion in butter for 2 mins, then add the bacon and cook for a few mins more until golden.

  2. Stir in the cabbage and boiling water. Cook for 2 mins over a medium heat until wilted, then cover, turn the heat to low and cook for another 5 mins.

  3. Uncover and stir well; the cabbage should have a little colour. If not, increase the heat and cook for a few moments more. Season to taste.

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Comments (14)

sabahl's picture

Very quick, easy, and tasty. The butter quantity can be cut to 30g for the calorie conscious.

rebecca1july's picture

This is a great autumnal recipe which I will use again and again .xx

lizleicester's picture

Used ordinary cabbage and it was transformed into a really delicious side dish using this recipe.

emilymcgovern's picture

An excellent way to make cabbage more interesting.!

vix-stix's picture

Easy & tasty recipe, both my children had a try and ate every bite. Will become a Sunday roast favourite.

whizzyrow's picture

Surprising with so few ingredients - but it tastes really good

last edited: 16:38, 21st Jun, 2013
stonefruit's picture

I am a cabbage lover and this is heavenly!

chocolicious's picture

Delicious lunch with a few toasted pine nuts - rich in Dietary Fibre, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Potassium, Manganese, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron and Magnesium......ooops sorry!

fairypetal's picture

I always use this dish for my Sunday Roasts, and it is really nice...a good way to get the kids to eat their greens!!! Always enjoy it...infact my Dad thought I had bought it from Marks....was surprised when i told him I hadnt!!!

fairypetal's picture

made this on Sunday, to go with my Mothers Day was really nice...not a big fan of cabbage, but with the onion and bacon is was really tasty, even the kids liked it!!!! It was enjoyed by all.Will make this again.

katemarshall's picture

Makes a change from boring cabbage! Smells lovely as it's cooking.

lynnbradhall's picture

Oops forgot to put in star rating!

lynnbradhall's picture

Made a change with Sunday roast. Tasty!

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