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Lucy’s Savoy Cabbage with Bacon & Onions

Lucy Hosken


Serves: 4

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 10 mins


1 onion, sliced

50g butter

200g smoked lardons, or diced bacon

1 Savoy cabbage, sliced/shredded into thin strips

200ml boiling water

Veg Portions / Serving: 1


Kitchen Ninja

This winter warmer side dish is veg-packed comfort-food at its simplest. Ready in minutes and made with just a few ingredients, it’s a perfect way to introduce younger palates to a dark leafy green like savoy cabbage.


Fry the onion and bacon lardons in butter for 2 mins, then cook for a few mins more until fully golden.

Stir the savoy cabbage into a saucepan with the boiling water. Boil for 2 mins over medium heat until wilted, cover the pan, turn the heat down low and cook for another 5 mins.

Uncover and stir well, mixing the onion and bacon in; the cabbage should have a little colour. If not, increase the heat and cook for a few moments more. Season with pepper to taste.

Kids in the kitchen:

With plenty of supervision and help, most kids will be able to stir the ingredients in the pan. Teach them about kitchen safety and heat first and show them where not to touch. Keep the heat low and give them a wooden spoon and help them stir everything together a few times. Kids will also love shredding the cabbage. They can use a child-friendly knife, clean scissors, or you can just give them small strips of cabbage to tear with their hands! Encourage them to taste the dish when its ready and help you decide whether it needs some seasoning.

Lucy Hosken

Lucy Hosken is the Technical Assistant at Riviera Produce, a business that grows a variety of brassica produce across 7,000 acres in Cornwall and invests in the latest technology to ensure that it remains ‘Cornwall’s Grower of Choice’.

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