The onion used was 6 ounces, the cabbage was 1/2 a head 1 pound 7 ounces which was plenty. The bacon I microwave for 4 minutes till crisp to remove most of the fat. I liked it that way. Parsley I used 1 tablespoon dried. I totally forgot to top it with the cheese and didn't miss it. I `ll do it for lunch and post an updated review on both ways. But without the cheese it was delish! I did have this for lunch topped with cheese. Must say it`s good with and without it!