Creamy Savoy Cabbage with Bacon

Creamy Savoy Cabbage with Bacon


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About this recipe: Savoy cabbage is a cheap, healthy and versatile vegetable. It goes really well with beef or lamb. We usually have this cabbage recipe and potatoes as side-dishes to our favourite roasts. If you don't have pork belly, you can easily use bacon or pancetta instead.


Serves: 4 

  • 1kg savoy cabbage
  • 2 thin rashers pork belly, finely diced
  • 40g butter
  • 50ml cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • grated nutmeg to taste

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Wash the savoy cabbage (remove the outer leaves) and cut into rough strips or diamonds.
  2. Boil the bacon cubes in water briefly and drain them (this makes the bacon milder, but you can skip this step if desired).
  3. Briefly par-boil the savoy cabbage in salted water, then drain and submerge in cold water (this keeps the cabbage's colour). Dry the cabbage. Heat the butter in a pan and add the cream, bacon and cabbage and heat everything for a short while. Mix in the pan and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

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Reviews (3)


Lovely! Husband doesn't generally like cabbage but ate this... - 22 Jan 2012


One word... Scrumptious and the on,y way to get my hubby to eat cabbage - 23 Mar 2013


Lovely, I made this and had it with pan fried duck breast and red wine sauce, delicious, recommended. - 30 Nov 2015

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