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

5 5

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.

5 5

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

4 5

I did the recipe ALMOST exact. Instead of adding the melted butter. I threw a butter stick in the pot (with the cabbage, onion and sausage) without being melted. Medium heat. Let it simmer for quite a while. I LOVED IT! I made cornbread biscuits to go with it. Yummilicious!