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Creamy Cabbage

This recipe, which was handed down to me from my grandmother, makes a good side dish for any meal. It's a simple way to spruce up a cabbage dish and has always been happily received at potluck suppers.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 4 bacon strips
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. of water and cabbage to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  • In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoons drippings. Stir the flour, salt, paprika and pepper into the drippings until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Place cabbage in an ungreased 1-qt. baking dish. Top with sauce. Sprinkle bread crumbs and bacon over the top. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until heated through.
Editor's Note
To make soft bread crumbs, tear bread into pieces and place in a food processor or blender. Cover and pulse until crumbs form. One slice of bread yields 1/2 to 3/4 cup crumbs.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 160 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 518mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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