Who needs a potato anyway? (low carb twice cooked cabbage with sour cream, bacon and cheese)

Blogger is wonky as I draft this.  I blame jury duty, that is where I am.  Oh well look, yummy food!
I have a love affair with cabbage. It is so cost effective, so versatile, and pairs really well with bacon. Kind of sounds like me, hee hee. I still have a bunch of sour cream leftover from Hogs for the Cause and I just hate letting things go to waste. I was playing on Pinterest looking for creative ways to use sour cream and stumbled upon this yummy looking recipe for low carb twice cooked cabbage. Holy Cow! Like a twice cooked baked potato with none of the carbs and none of the guilt!

This was really delicious and I froze the leftovers and they were still so damn good! This is the perfect side for chicken, beef or pork.  I paired it with leftover slow cooker brisket.  It would probably be good on its own too!  Try this out, it is delicious, easy and so different.  Perfect for a potluck too!  Full recipe after the montage.

The cast.  Just some of my favorite things!
Make sure you are wearing protective contacts or goggles when handling onions.
I lost my big yellow cutting board to a roach incident.  While the wood is prettier, it clearly is not roomy enough!
Fry up the bacon in strips.
Add onions.  Turn on your vent or open a window.  Despite smelling so good, it's potent!
Add garlic when your onions are nice and brown.
Add in your shredded cabbage and seasonings.  Get that good bacon grease to coat the cabbage.
Get the cabbage good and browned as well.  Try not to eat it here, it gets more delicious!
Place it in a casserole dish and spread to be even.
Then put some sour cream on top.  Squeezable Daisy made this easier like it did for Hogs for the Cause.  I cannot believe it took this long to have squeezable sour cream! So easy!
Spread it all around to coat.
As if it isn't delicious enough, sprinkle some cheese on top.
Bake it and stick it under the broiler for good measure if you like.
So damn delicious.
I mean, seriously delicious.
I thought you should see it with the brisket again!

Twice cooked low carb cabbage (Adapted from Kalyn's Kitchen)
4 slices thick-sliced bacon, cut into thin strips
1/2 yellow onion, finely minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1large head of cabbage (2 pounds) core cut out and cut into thin strips
1/2 tsp. paprika
salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup grated Mozzarella cheese (cheddar will work too)

Preheat oven to 375F. Slice the bacon. Cut the core out of the cabbage and cut it into thin strips. Mince the onion and garlic. Heat a small frying pan over medium high heat, add the strips of bacon, and cook until the bacon is browned and very crisp. Add the minced onion, and cook over medium-high heat until it's barely starting to brown. Add the garlic and cook for a minute or two.  Add the sliced cabbage, season with paprika, salt, and pepper, and cook just until it has softened partly. Spray a large rectangular glass baking dish with olive oil or non-stick spray. Put the sauteed cabbage in the casserole dish and spread the sour cream over, then sprinkle with the grated Mozzarella.  Bake about 30 minutes, or until it's bubbling hot and the top is nicely browned. Place under broiler if not browning.  Serve hot.

Happy Cooking!


Also I am linking up for Meal Plan Monday with Southern Plate and Southern Bite and will be featured in the post!  Go link up!

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