Cabbage With Cheese Sauce and Bacon
by , August 17, 2017
The cheese sauce and bacon are the perfect topping combination for these simple cooked cabbage wedges. Make the tasty cheese sauce with a good, flavorful melty cheese, like sharp cheddar, fontina, Gruyere, or Monterey Jack.
Related: Cabbage Casserole With Bacon
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
- Slice the cabbage into 6 wedges and place them in a large saucepan with about 1 cup of water and 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt. Cover the pan and cook over medium heat until the cabbage is tender, or about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings.
- Add 3 tablespoons of butter to the skillet with the bacon drippings. When the butter has melted, add the flour. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually add the milk to the roux and continue cooking until the sauce has thickened. Add the cheese and salt and pepper, to taste.
- Arrange the drained cabbage wedges on a serving platter. Spoon the cheese sauce over the cabbage. Crumble the bacon and sprinkle it over the cabbage.
Makes 6 Servings