Chinese Cabbage with Bacon

Chinese Cabbage with Bacon

Easy, versatile recipe featuring greens and center-cut bacon
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword chinese cabbage, easy side dish recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 142 kcal
Author Adapted from


  • 12 strips center-cut bacon
  • 1 pound Chinese cabbage or other leafy greens stems removed and cut crosswise into ribbons
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp over medium heat. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate, reserving 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings in skillet.
  2. Add Chinese cabbage to skillet and stir to coat in bacon drippings. Add water. Stir cabbage constantly until it wilts, about 5 minutes. Cover skillet and cook an additional minute or two. Remove from heat.
  3. Crumble bacon over Chinese cabbage and season with pepper. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Watching fat? Use turkey bacon and substitute olive oil for the bacon drippings.