Smothered Cabbage Recipe

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60 mins (prep 15, cooking 45)
12 ingredients
7 servings
Smothered cabbage is a common New Orleans side dish. Cabbage, especially when pan-fried by my mom or cooked down with pickle meat by my great-grandmother, ranked high on my list of favorite veggies. It’s not fancy or pretty, but it is tasty and relatively good for you. While my recipe is somewhat of a culture clash–Irish veggie meets Italian sausage meets Greek cheese–it’s still familiar enough to transport me back to my great-grandmother’s kitchen. Powerful stuff. “Smothered,” in my own words, means to cook the heck out of something. That’s exactly what you’ll need to do to the cabbage in this recipe. You’ll want to cook it until it’s almost wilted beyond recognition. It’s at that point, and not a minute sooner, that the cabbage will have absorbed all of the flavorful goodness from the bacon fat, sausage and seasoning vegetables.

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Serving Size (17.77 g)
Servings 7
Amount per Serving
Calories 44.05 Calories from Fat 31.05
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.45g 37.17%
Saturated Fat 2.42g 84.77%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 14.42mg 33.64%
Sodium 148.7mg 43.37%
Total Carbohydrate 0.95g 2.21%
Dietary Fiber 0.02 g 0.5%
Sugars 0.67 g %
Protein 2.36g 32.99%
Vitamin A 68.44IU% Vitamin C 0.27mg%
Calcium 81.42mg% Iron 0.12mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
bacon fat, italian turkey sausage, large, dried oregano leaves, dried thyme leaves, salt and pepper