Slow Cooker Cabbage with Sweet Potatoes and Bacon

You’re going to LOVE our Slow Cooker Cabbage with Sweet Potatoes and Bacon recipe! This recipe is perfect for fixing in the morning and forgetting about until dinnertime. In fact, we even know a few people who have declared their disdain for cabbage, but then try this recipe and find a new favorite meal.

This recipe for Lazy Woman Bread  would be perfect for serving along with it.

slow cooker cabbage

This is the perfect way to get kids to eat their vegetables and bacon too. Oh who are we kidding…how could anyone resist bacon?!  

Slow Cooker Cabbage with Sweet Potatoes and Bacon


  • 1 pound bacon ends and pieces (find it right by the regular bacon in the store)
  • 1 large head of cabbage
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and coined
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • garlic salt
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a heavy skillet, such as a cast iron skillet, fry bacon until desired cooking completeness. Transfer bacon to slow cooker, reserving fat.  Chop cabbage into medium strips and lay on top of bacon.

Top with onions and then top with sweet potatoes.  Season with garlic salt, salt, and pepper to taste. Optional: pour all the reserved bacon fat right over the top of everything.  Cover and slow cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours.

KAB cabbage square