Bacon Wrapped Cabbage is a fan favorite around here. Flavorful wedges of cabbage are wrapped in bacon and then baked until the bacon is crispy and the is cabbage fork tender.
Bacon and cabbage go together like… well… bacon and cabbage! This famous combo couldn’t be more mouth watering. The fact that it is low carb and keto friendly is a huge bonus!
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Cabbage
This low carb dish is best served alongside your favorite grilled meats (like steak) but we also love it with our favorite pork tenderloin with a creamy dijon sauce! You can even cut these into smaller pieces and serve these as bacon wrapped cabbage bites!
I love the simplicity of this bacon cabbage dish. It doesn’t require a lot of ingredients as it’s tender and delicious on its own with just a bit of seasoning!
This easy dish can be prepped ahead of time and popped into the oven while you get everything else cooked, or even brought along with you for a great low carb appetizer at potlucks or barbecues. Just stick them in the oven when you arrive at the party location!
How To Cook Cabbage With Bacon
To make bacon wrapped cabbage, all you really need to do is wedge the cabbage or slice it into large chunks, wrap said chunks with bacon, secure with a toothpick, and top with cracked pepper.
How to Prepare Cabbage
There are a couple ways to cut the cabbage, the easiest is wedges ensuring the outer leaf is intact. I also love to cut it in thick sticks because I love how it looks however, it is a bit trickier to wrap because the cabbage doesn’t hold itself together as well.
I start by sticking a toothpick in one end to hold the bacon and then sort of stretching/pulling the bacon to hold the cabbage together. Finally secure it with a toothpick on the other end and bake. Flip the cabbage halfway through to ensure everything cooks evenly and crisp the bacon on both sides. It’s as easy as that!
If you have extra cabbage, save it for soups or even just tuck it into the pan along side the bacon wrapped cabbage, it’ll cook perfectly. I use only 1 slice of bacon per cabbage but you can use 2 if you prefer!
When we make bacon wrapped cabbage wedges, we just use black pepper to season them. We don’t use salt because the bacon is already naturally salty (and delicious) but this recipe is versatile so feel free to add in your favorite herbs and spices!
Bacon wrapped cabbage is best served hot from the oven, but they do reheat quite well. Just stick them back on a baking sheet in the oven until they are reheated (or chop it all up and reheat in a frying pan with a bit of butter). Once cooked, they will generally last 3-5 days sealed in the fridge.
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Bacon Wrapped Cabbage (keto/low carb)
- 1 medium head cabbage
- 1 pound bacon
- black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Slice cabbage into wedges or into large chunks.
- Wrap each wedge or chunk with bacon securing with a toothpick at each end.
- Place into a 9"x13" pan. Bake 30 minutes. Flip cabbage over and bake an additional 15 minutes or until cabbage is tender and bacon is crisp.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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I would insert bamboo skewers into the cabbage slice then cut between them so they don’t fall apart.
How many servings in 1 head of cabbage
1 head of cabbage is roughly 8 servings.
Is the nutritional bkdown for the whike cabbage and 8 pieces of bacon? 7 grams is alot of carbs fir 1 piece
Nutrition is for one serving. Enjoy Nona!
SO EACH OF THE SERVINGS ARE 264 CALORIES? HOW COME? CABBAGE IS A LOW CAL VEGGY. A SLICE OF BACON IS 50 CALS……JUST SEEMS LIKE THE NUMBERS ON THE NUTRITION CHART ARE OFF. AND 22 GRAMS OF FAT FOR A SLICE OF BACON………..????????????????????
The recipe calls for one pound of bacon. You will have more than one slice of bacon for each serving when you divide the pound of bacon by 8 servings. Hope that helps Mary! Enjoy!
I don’t see a way to join your blog. How do I do that? It’s a great blog.
You’ll find the sign up on the right side of the recipes, a little down the page where it says “GET THE LATEST RECIPES!” Add your info there, and you’ll be on the list. Enjoy Guitarzan!
I have made this twice. Simple and Very Delicious. I have passed on to friend she said she could not wait to try.
Happy to hear that you love this recipe Jackie!
This was so easy to make and so delicious! Will definitely make this again. Thank you!
So glad you loved it!
Just made these — Delicious! Easy! Thank you for reminding me that good food need not be complicated!! Some of the keto recipes i use weekly (the baking ones mostly) – i’m fooling myself if i think my spouse could ever make them – we just do without if i’m too busy. Thank you for a SIMPLE and DELICIOUS cabbage dish.
So happy to hear that you love this cabbage recipe Elle!
I made this twice & my family loves it!!
So happy to hear that you and your family love this cabbage dish Heather!
How do you think it would do on the grill? Or smoked on the traeger and then finish by grilling?
Hi Sheryl, we have only made this recipe in the oven. But I think it should do fine on the grill or smoked. Let us know how it turns out!
I do bacon wrapped asparagus on my George Forman (type) grill. I’m thinking this should work about the same. Anyone tried this method? Here in the Pacific Northwest it is MUCH TOO HOT to turn on the oven. (I love that it cooks 2 sides at once with this appliance.)
We have only made the recipe as listed Jacki, but that would probably work. Let us know how it turns out!
Here’s the problem with your nutrition facts label for this recipe. For your stated nutrition facts to make any sense, or relevant for that matter, you MUST state serving portion size/volumn. Anyone who carefully watches their daily food intake reading food product nutrition facts knows this! That is the one most important key data fact you omitted! Without a stated known serving portion size, nutrition facts cannot be calculated and anything referring to it is basically useless! If you are going to do a service to your reader/followers, take that extra half step further and provide ALL the needed data for the nutrition facts to be viable! NOT taking that half step further is just doing a disservice to your readership and general public.
This serves 8 so the nutritional value is for 1/8th of the recipe. The cabbage can vary slightly in size and bacon can vary by brand so the nutritional information is an estimate only. To calculate nutrition specific to the brands you’re using I would suggest an online calculator such as myfitnesspal.com. I hope that helps.
Nutrition info is useless unless an actual serving weight /volume measurement is listed to determine nutritional facts. Saying a serving size is one is totally useless…any cook knows that. Pls do your part for the reader if you are going to post the information. I know how to figure nutrition data as I am diabetic, and serving size weight or volume is a crucial part of the equation…not that it’s a number of serving…you are being lazy in not doing a complete calculation and say just number of servings, get over yourself!
As mentioned, this recipe serves 8 so the nutritional value is for 1/8th of the recipe for average ingredients. The cabbage can vary slightly in size and bacon can vary by brand so the nutritional information is an estimate only. For specific dietary needs, I suggest that you use an online calculator such as myfitnesspal.com to calculate nutrition and include the exact weight of your cabbage and the specific brands of the ingredients that you are using.
Best, tastiest and easiest cabbage ever…..Don’t tell my mom ❤
Yay! So happy you loved it Amanda… and don’t worry your secret is safe with us 😉
This was a hit with my family. We eat a lot of cabbage and this was a good change up.
Cabbage and bacon in the oven now:). I’ll report back on how it tasted. It smells amazing
Would love to see a video on how to prepare to this.
Sorry, Laura. We don’t have a video at this time. If you have any specific questions we can help you with we’d love to know!
Has anyone tried this in an airfryer? It’s too hot here for the oven most of the year.
I have not tried this in an air fryer so I can’t say for sure, but I think that would work just fine Gennifer! If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out!