Grandma Edna's Christmas Cabbage

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Grandma Edna's Christmas Cabbage
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 18, 2023

Enjoy the festive flavors of Grandma Edna's Christmas Cabbage. This hearty and flavorful dish is perfect for holiday gatherings and will leave your guests wanting more. With a rich blend of cabbage, bacon, and spices, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite. It's a classic American recipe that brings comfort and joy to the holiday season.


  • 1 medium cabbage, finely chopped
  • 6 slices of bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon and set it aside.
  2. In the same pot, add the onion and garlic. Cook until the onion is translucent and fragrant.
  3. Add the chopped cabbage to the pot and stir to combine with the onion and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, until the cabbage starts to wilt.
  4. Season with salt, black pepper, and nutmeg. Stir to coat the cabbage evenly with the spices.
  5. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes, until the cabbage is tender.
  6. Stir in the heavy cream and grated Parmesan cheese. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  7. Add the cooked bacon back to the pot and stir to combine.
  8. Serve hot as a side dish or main course. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Cabbage is a versatile and nutritious vegetable that is often enjoyed during the holiday season.
  • Bacon adds a smoky and savory flavor to this dish, making it extra delicious.
  • Grandma Edna's Christmas Cabbage is a recipe that has been passed down through generations in our family, and it's always a hit during the holidays.