Bacon and Garlic Cabbage

Want to make cabbage taste awesome? Try this bacon and garlic cabbage recipe.

During this paleo journey, I’ve learned to branch out and try new vegetables. I never ate vegetables growing up because I was always afraid to try new things. After trying cabbage a few times, I thought bacon and garlic would go wonderfully on top of it, and it sure did. We all know bacon makes things taste amazing! Don’t worry about the negatives you may hear about bacon; we Paleo people believe bacon is GREAT. Try to get antibiotic, hormone-free, pastured bacon. If you’re a local reader, I get my bacon at the Baton Rouge farmer’s market or at Whole Foods or online at Topline foods.

This Bacon and Garlic Cabbage recipe is a good side for a juicy steak, or baked chicken. If you are looking for an entree to pair with it try one of these: 

If you are trying to convince someone to like cabbage, make em’ this recipe!

Bacon and Garlic Cabbage
Serves 4
Best way to cook cabbage! It's certainly a veggie people are afraid to eat. Our taste-testers thought that this was restaurant quality!
Write a review
  1. 1 cabbage (or 2 tiny cabbages-hard to find)
  2. 3-4 pieces of nitrate free bacon, cooked
  3. 3-4 cloves of garlic
  4. 4 teaspoons of olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Quarter the cabbage (into 4 pieces).
  3. Sprinkle cooked bacon, garlic, and olive oil on each cabbage piece.
  4. Wrap in aluminum foil, separately.
  5. Place in oven for 25-30 minutes.
  1. I cook my bacon in the oven on 400, on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil for 15-18 minutes (prior to cooking the cabbage).
Bravo For Paleo


  1. Charlene says

    I am really enjoying the blog and the recipes. (The bacon and garlic cabbage sounds amazing!) I have been fairly faithful in following the Paleo diet for about 10 days now and have lost about 3 lbs. I am still struggling a great deal with the need for sweets and have probably had more fruits (and oopses) than I really should. But the cravings are easing.
    The testimonials are encouraging. I know Kevin and watched his progress so I know the diet works. I’m looking forward to more great recipes. Keep up the good work!
    p.s. I’d love to know where you find good tuna.

    • Monica Bravo says

      Hey Charlene,
      I am so glad you have been following the blog, and that’s great that you’ve been following the diet as well. I’m glad the cravings are easing, the longer you stay away from sugars and carbs the more the cravings will disappear. I find my tuna at Pat’s seafood. It’s delicious!

  2. RP says

    Tasty! I sautéed some garlic in olive oil so it would be easy to pour on. Couldn’t figure out how to get the garlic on there evenly if not sautéed. I’d already cooked my bacon, otherwise I’d have taken your suggestion. This is a great way to sneak more veggies in my diet. Thank you.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *