Collard Greens Recipe

Collard greens recipes are a popular Southern dish in the US. They’re simmered with aromatics and often bacon or ham hocks. Seasoned with salt, pepper, and vinegar, they’re known for their long cooking time and slightly bitter taste.

Collard Greens Recipe Detail 

Serving: 4 

Calories: 1000

Cook time: 1 hour 45 minutes


  • 1 smoked turkey leg
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cups chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 stick of margarine (to make it more healthy)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 1lbs, or 3 large bunches of collard greens (washed and cut)
  • Seasoning salt and crushed pepper to taste (about 1 tablespoon of each)

Collard Greens Recipe








  1. Begin by chopping the large onion into small pieces.
  2. In a large pot, combine the chicken bouillon, chopped onion, margarine, sugar, smoked turkey leg, and desired amount of seasoning salt and crushed pepper.
  3. Place the pot on the stove over medium heat.
  4. While the broth is heating up, prepare the collard greens by washing them thoroughly and cutting them into manageable pieces.
  5. Once the broth is hot and simmering, add the collard greens to the pot.
  6. Cover the pot and let the greens cook for about 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until they become tender. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.
  7. During the cooking process, taste the broth and adjust the seasoning with additional salt, pepper, or any other preferred seasonings as needed.
  8. Once the collard greens have reached the desired tenderness, they are ready to be served.
  9. Remove the smoked turkey leg from the pot and shred the meat, discarding the bones or using them for another purpose if desired.
  10. Serve the collard greens alongside the shredded turkey leg, allowing the flavors to combine.
  11. Enjoy your homemade collard greens as a flavorful and nutritious side dish.

Remember, cooking times and seasoning preferences may vary, so adjust them according to your taste.


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