bacon cabbage stir fry

Keto Bacon Cabbage Pepper Stir Fry

We promise it’s not your grandma’s boiled cabbage recipe that most of us grew up, convinced that we’d never like. I’m not sure if our problem was with the bitter taste of boiled cabbage or the bland mushy veggie we used to see around.

Whatever the reason was, things are going to drastically change. Get ready for a buttery, crazy good meal that is not only keto, but also a low carb and a super budget friendly one and in less than 15 minutes. 

Let me start with the significant level of vitamin C in this veggie,it is loaded like a boss with this powerful antioxidant. Vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin K and fiber are also found in this humble veggie. 

Now this recipe isn’t called keto fried cabbage haphazardly, the end result is not crispy as you may think, but more of a tender, sauteed mix. 

keto bacon cabbage stir fry

To up the flavour, we used some onion, garlic, paprika to load this recipe with some rich and savory flavours. You can serve this as a side dish or add some bacon as we did and that would serve as a main dish. It is best when freshly made, but this recipe could also be kept in the fridge and reheated the next day. 

Now let me tell you one more thing, do not attempt making this dish on a first date night, it is perfect for those kind of gatherings where you invite your loved ones and get snuggly and enjoy this healthy, comfort food!  

How To

Prepare the recipe’s ingredients. Wash the cabbage and bell pepper thoroughly and cut into small pieces. 

ingredients fried cabbage

Cut the bacon into small squares. Mince the garlic, peel the onion and cut into small pieces. 

cut ingredients fried cabbage recipe

In a frying pan, saute garlic, bacon and onion in olive oil until the bacon becomes golden. After that, add cabbage and bell pepper in then season with soy sauce (or coconut aminos), paprika, salt and pepper. 

saute vegetables for fried cabbage

Cook while stirring for 10 minutes until the cabbage is soft. Serve and enjoy!

serve fried cabbage

Keto Bacon Cabbage Stir Fry

An easy, comfort dish that is budget friendly, made with keto-friendly and low carb ingredients and loaded with flavors.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: bacon cabbage stir fry, keto stir fry
Servings: 3
Calories: 412kcal
Author: Rayane Chehab, MS, RDN


  • 3 cup cabbage cut into small pieces
  • ½ lb bacon thick slices
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil virgin
  • 1/4 onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper green, sliced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds for topping, optional
  • 1 tbsp green onions for topping, optional


  • Wash the cabbage very well and remove the stem with a sharp knife. Cut the cabbage into small pieces about two inches in length. Set aside.
  • Cut bell pepper in half, remove the seeds and then cut into small pieces. Mince garlic and chop onion.
  • Cut the bacon into small squares. We use thick slices of bacon because it tastes better for this recipe.
  • In a large frying pan or a wok, add olive oil in then add bacon and minced garlic. Stir fry until the bacon is cooked and golden.
  • Add cabbage, onion and bell pepper in. Stir occasionally for about 10 minutes until the cabbage becomes tender. Season with soy sauce (or coconut aminos for strict keto), paprika, salt, and black pepper to taste.
  • Once done, remove from heat and transfer to a plate. Top with green onions and toasted sesame seeds (optional). Serve warm.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Bacon Cabbage Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 851mg37%
Potassium 406mg12%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 1667IU33%
Vitamin C 77mg93%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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