Bubble And Squeak Recipe

This bubble and squeak recipe is a delicious side dish with a fun name and background!

I love the name of this dish. Bubble and Squeak. Sounds almost more like a cleaning product than a meal, but I love the name just the same.

Clean Eating Bubble And Squeak

It doesn’t look like much either, even by reading the recipe. But this dish packs a really flavorful punch! In fact, this was my first time making it, and I was absolutely amazed at how flavorful this dish was.

From what I understand, the name comes from the sound the vegetables make in the pan while they are cooking. I must have a different kind of pan, because I didn’t hear any bubbles or squeaks. But no matter.

This dish is quite versatile as well. One of those that turns out just a little different for everyone who makes it. Why? Because you can pretty much change it to your liking, and still end up with a great dish.

This would have been just as good with some lean ground turkey meat or beef mixed in. For vegetarians, a little tofu or TVP would have worked equally well.

I can’t say enough about this recipe. It will definitely be a staple in my home from now on.

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Clean Eating Bubble And Squeak

Bubble And Squeak

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Course: Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: Irish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 153kcal


  • ½ large green cabbage (cored and sliced)
  • 1 ½ cups chopped red onion
  • 2 cups chopped white potato (russet potato)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Clean and chop your cabbage, the onion.
    A cut cabbage that has been cored and is ready for slicing
  • Grate your potato.
    Grated potatoes for this Clean Eating Bubble And Squeak Recipe
  • Place olive oil and onion in a frying pan and cook the onions until translucent. The more you can caramelize them, the more flavor this dish will have.
    Sautéing the onions for this Clean Eating Bubble And Squeak Recipe
  • When the onions are finished cooking, add your cabbage and potato and cook covered until the cabbage and potato are cooked through and soft. Cook for 2-3 minutes longer, uncovered, to get a bit of browning. Add salt and pepper to taste. (I also sprinkled mine with sesame seeds)
    The finished recipe, still in the skillet.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. savvybrown says:

    This is GREAT! I was just looking forlornly at a small head of cabbage peeking at me from the back of the fridge. And I didn’t know what to do with it and I saw your twitter post. thank you!

    – savvy

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ya, those cabbages really have a way of starring at you after a while, don’t they? You just can’t ignore them after a while. It’s a cold hard stare that says, “cook me already!”. I’ve seen it. I know.

      Let me know how you like the Bubble and Squeak!

  2. Jennifer Fulks says:

    hehehe, it’s called Bubble and Squeak because after eating all that cabbage, first your tummy bubbles, then you squeak! 😉 Sorry I could not resist. I love cabbage so I will give this one a go!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jennifer – OMG! I can’t stop laughing! LOL

  3. trude wofford says:

    I am a cabbage junkie, and this recipe is my fix. thanks Tiffany

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Trude – Glad you enjoyed it! You should try the cabbage soup next. It’s my go-to comfort food.

  4. Wendy @ Seriously Sassy says:

    Heee! I was thinking along the same lines as Jennifer!~

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Wendy – LOL. And here I thought beans were my only problem…

  5. oooh! Thank you. i was wondering what to do with the cabbage in my fridge as well. 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Dana – You’re welcome! Enjoy!

  6. luving it..the potato adds the perfect contrasting texture.i had to add a big clove of garlic thoe..lol. it paired well with my refried red beans, spanish brown rice and steak..umm, thanks tiffany. it seems we all have a cabbage in the fridge as apposed to a skeleton in the closet
    “we have a cabbage in the fridge”..lol

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Desiree – LOL. Happy you enjoyed it!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jaren – Yay!!! So happy you enjoyed it! Did you hear it squeak? lol

  7. Gillian Bliss says:

    My mum would make this on Mondays for my Dads dinner. I am going to stick my neck out here and say it’s an English dish. Seriously if my Mum was making it 40 years ago for Dad and still does, it has to be English because they didn’t start eating ‘foreign’ food until the late 1980’s. My Mum would use the left overs from our traditional roast Sunday dinner. We kids would never eat it, now I wish i had.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Gillian – Ya, it’s good stuff! But the good news is, you can eat it now! 🙂

  8. Love Nugget says:

    YUM! I did squeak a bit…Ok, a lot. But, it was total deliciousness! Thanks again, Tiff!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      LN – LOL!!! You’re welcome!

  9. Love Nugget says:

    Tell me where to find the cabbage soup recipe…

  10. Monica Wasemiller says:

    i sometimes use a package of shredded cole slaw for my stir fry and will definitely try this!! thanks!@

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Monica – What a great idea! I never would have thought to use that!

  11. I just planted a row of cabbage in my garden. This will definitely go in my list of things to try this fall when I have so much I don’t know what to do with it! Thanks! 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Amanda – Sounds wonderful! I hope to have a garden big enough some day to have a whole row of cabbage. 🙂

  12. Made this tonight, and I was yummy!! I added a bit of fresh garlic. I doubled the recipe so we could have it for lunch tomorrow and dinner again. Thanks for these great recipes!!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Rachelb – My pleasure! Glad you enjoyed it!

  13. This recipe is something I would have never tried, because I have never been a fan of cabbage. But I think I am going to add this to my first week of clean eating. I plan to start Monday as I should have a solid grocery list built by then. I look forward to trying your recipes 🙂 Thanks for all of your hard work!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Danadjo – Wonderful! Let me know how you like it!

  14. graciouspantry says:

    Danandjo – It’s pretty versatile. Any lean meat you’d like to cook would work. Anything from lean beef, to pork or turkey. About the only thing I don’t think would go very well is fish.

  15. graciouspantry says:

    Danandjo – Haha!! That’s wonderful! The kids will come around. Give them time.

  16. graciouspantry says:

    Danandjo – Haha!! That’s wonderful! The kids will come around. Give them time.

  17. graciouspantry says:

    Danandjo – Haha!! That’s wonderful! The kids will come around. Give them time.

  18. I made this the other night because I was craving potatoes, but wanted something that would be healthy. It was really good. I had the leftovers the next morning with a poached egg on top, it was amazing!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Michelle – Oh yum!

  19. Just had this for lunch and it was delicious!! Definitely making it again soon. 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Julie – Fantastic! Glad you liked it! 😀