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Braised Cabbage and Potatoes

Braised cabbage and potatoes, with bacon, onion and chiles.  Easy and delicious stove top fried cabbage and potatoes recipe.

Braised Cabbage and Potatoes, in cast iron skillet.

I love cabbage yet I hardly ever make it.  Sort of a lowly vegetable I just forget about.  Maybe if I'm making a cole slaw in the summer, or definitely on St. Patrick's Day.  But otherwise, I forget about it.  I saw a recipe on Food 52 for braised cabbage that caught my eye.  I added potatoes and tweaked it slightly and came up with my new favorite winter side dish, Braised Cabbage and Potatoes.

Braised Cabbage and Potatoes, ingredients photo.

Made in one skillet, always a welcome method.  Sauté some onion, bacon and jalapeños, then add some little bitty potatoes, cut in half, continue cooking a few minutes.  Then toss on a mound of sliced cabbage, some diced carrots, a sprinkling of salt and pour in some chicken stock.  Let it simmer until it's all tender and melded together and smells wonderful.

Braised cabbage and potatoes, six step by step process photos.

I love this stuff.  In the morning with eggs, heated up for lunch or dinner, whatever, it's delicious and addictive.  It's a little bit colcannon-ish, and I might just serve with my St. Pat's Day dinner.  Once in a great while, I'll make cabbage like I make Brussels sprouts, sautéed and caramelized in honey and Dijon.  It's good, but I like this Braised Cabbage and Potatoes better.  I think you will, too.  Best, Kelly

Braised Cabbage and Potatoes, close up in skillet.

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Braised Cabbage and Potatoes

Cabbage, bacon, onion, chiles and potatoes braised until tender and flavors have melded. Delicious and addictive, great with breakfast, lunch or dinner.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 208kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 3 slices bacon, diced
  • ½ pound very small fingerling potatoes, cut in half length-wise
  • 1 small cabbage, cored and shredded
  • 2 small carrots, peeled and finely diced
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ cup chicken broth or stock, preferably homemade


  • In a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat, heat oil until shimmering.  Add bacon, onion and jalapeños, stir and cook until the bacon and onions start to brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Push bacon/onion mixture to the side and add halved potatoes in the center of the pan.  Let cook a minute or two and then stir and combine with other ingredients.  Continue cooking and stirring for another 3 or 4 minutes until just starting to brown and get tender.
  • Add cabbage, carrots and salt.  Stir to combine and pour chicken stock into pan, reduce heat and simmer and cook, stirring often until cabbage is wilted and potatoes are tender, about 20 more minutes.  Careful not to burn, adding more stock or water if needed.  Taste for salt and serve.

Recipe Notes

I couldn't remember how many potatoes I used.  They came in a mesh bag, very small fingerlings, and I used half the bag.  I'm guessing 6 - 8 ounces.


Calories: 208kcal Carbohydrates: 25g Protein: 6g Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 3g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 11mg Sodium: 563mg Potassium: 694mg Fiber: 7g Sugar: 8g Vitamin A: 4397IU Vitamin C: 83mg Calcium: 93mg Iron: 2mg
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*Adapted from Food52




Recipe Rating


Monday 3rd of January 2022

I love fried foods, and this one's actually healthy! Good ol' cabbage and potatoes. Gotta love 'em.