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Flavorful Southern Collard Greens

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12 servings, about 2/3 cup each

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  • Wash collard greens, removing all grit. Remove and discard hard stems. Place greens together in small bunches; roll up. Cut crosswise into wide strips; set aside.
  • Cook bacon in large skillet on medium heat to desired crispness. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon, reserving 3 Tbsp. of the drippings in skillet. Set bacon aside. Add onion and garlic to drippings; cook and stir until tender.
  • Add greens, water, sugar, salt and crushed red pepper to skillet. Reduce heat to low; simmer 45 min. to 1 hour or until greens are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in bacon.

Storage Know-How

Once opened, wrap bacon package tightly and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

How to Wash Collard Greens

Fill clean sink 2/3 full with cold water. Immerse greens, in batches, in water; swish greens gently to remove any grit.


  • 12 servings, about 2/3 cup each

Healthy Living

  • Good source of fiber
  • Good source of calcium
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious

Diet Exchange

  • 2 Vegetable
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Packed with flavor, these greens are a good source of both dietary fiber and calcium. As a bonus, they are also rich in both vitamins A and C.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings, about 2/3 cup each
Calories 100
% Daily Value
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 360mg
Carbohydrate 8g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 90 %DV
Vitamin C 35 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 2 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • JuneV |

    My husband & I loved this recipe.. So easy to make.. and will make again.. I used frozen collards ,Tasted great...also didn't take as long to make...

  • ej_19 |

    This recipe was really tasty once I tweaked it a little. I had to cook it considerably longer than the recommended time for the greens to soften. I also added some cider vinegar. I also added the bacon in towards the end of cooking to add some of the flavor and soften the bacon some.

  • Spyk02 |

    This is almost the same as the way I make them except I use a splash of cider vinegar. Equally as good using kale!

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