Smoked Cabbage – Easy Flavorful Side Dish

  • Smoky Goodness: When you smoke cabbage, it soaks up the awesome smoky flavor. This makes it taste way different and better than regular cabbage dishes.
  • You’re the Boss of Seasoning: Smoked cabbage lets you play with flavors. You can try out different herbs and spices to give it your own special touch. It’s like being a kitchen magician!
  • Cheese Lover’s Dream: Want to take it up a notch? Add some shredded cheese towards the end of smoking. It melts into the cabbage, giving you that amazing gooey-cheese goodness. Yum!
  • Crunchy Outside, Tender Inside: Even if it loses a bit of its crunch when you reheat it, smoked cabbage keeps a cool texture. The outside gets a nice crispiness, and the inside stays tender. It’s like a perfect balance of crunch and softness.
  • Bacon Magic: Real bacon bits add another layer of awesome flavor. The smokiness from both the cabbage and bacon blends together to create a taste that’s like a cozy hug.
  • Easy Cooking with a Smoker: Making smoked cabbage is simpler than you think. Just wrap up the cabbage with olive oil, seasoning, and bacon bits in foil, and let the smoker do its thing.
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smoked cabbage

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Smoked Cabbage

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The smoked cabbage's an easily prepared dish where the natural sweetness of green cabbage is complemented by an aromatic flavor of smoke. The recipe for smoked cabbage is perfect to serve on all occasions, turning a simple vegetable into an aromatic delight. It's healthy, delicious, and easy to make.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Irish
Servings 4 people
Calories 118.5 kcal


  • Smoker
  • Aluminium Foil
  • Grilling Tongs


  • 1 Small head green cabbage quartered
  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Montreal steak seasoning
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground black pepper
  • ½ cup Real bacon bits


  • Firstly, start preheating your smoker to 225°F (107°C).
  • Put a generously sized sheet of aluminum foil over the quartered cabbage.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the cabbage, ensuring each quarter is thoroughly coated.
  • Evenly sprinkle Montreal steak seasoning, salt, and ground black pepper over the cabbage.
  • Enhance the flavor by adding real bacon bits on top.
  • Securely wrap the cabbage in the foil, forming a pouch.
  • Smoke the cabbage in the preheated smoker for 1.5 to 2 hours or until it achieves your preferred level of tenderness.
    smoked cabbage



For a smokier flavor, you can add wood chips or chunks to your smoker. Experiment with different wood varieties to find your preferred smoky profile.


The smoked cabbage pairs greatly with barbecued meat such as steaks, chicken and pork chops. It adds a smoky flavor to the grill char, resulting in an amazing combination. For a healthy and tasty meal, you may also add this to the Roasted Vegetables.

Storage and Reheating:

Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for any remaining smoked cabbage. Just heat it in an oven or a stove top when you’re reheating. While the cabbage may lose a bit of its crunch upon reheating, the flavors will remain absolutely delicious.
Keyword Cabbage Recipes, Easy Smoked Recipe, Flavorful side dish, Grilled Veggies, Smoke cabbage recipe, Smoked Cabbage

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