The Best Skillet Cabbage You Will Ever Taste. (Soul Food)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My Father originated this recipe and I have perfected it. Everyone I have made this for absolutely loves it and begs for more. My wife likes this more than chocolate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix cabbage, onion, sausage, and bacon bits in a heavy pot.
  2. Melt the margarine in a saucepan.
  3. Pour the melted margarine over the ingredients in the pot.
  4. Cook over medium heat.
  5. Cover and stir occasionally until cabbage is smothered to your liking.
  6. Serve over hot white rice and enjoy the explosion of flavors.
Most Helpful

Excellent! Better than my grandparent's soul food Mississipi/Alabama recipe for smothered cabbage!

I fried the bacon instead of using bacon bits and used the bacon grease instead of margarine. This is my non vegan meal for the weekend and was totally worth it. I also had to add a lot more salt and red pepper flakes.

Supervixen1908 June 16, 2012

Very, very good! Even better the next day! Loved it!

MattMattBoBatt March 10, 2012

This dish was amazing. When I first saw the picture my mouth began to water and I knew I had to make it. I didn't stick to the recipe 100%. Instead of bacon bits I fried up fresh bacon and crumbled it into the mixture and used the bacon fat to add flavor. Amazinggggggggggg! My husband and I almost ate the entire pot in one day!!

Michael F. June 27, 2015