Collard Greens

Total Time
1hr 20mins
20 mins
1 hr

You can also use this recipe with turnip greens or mustard greens. For something different use all three greens. Serve with corn bread and sliced tomatoes.

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  • 2 lbs collard greens
  • 1 ham hocks, smoked turkey wing or 6 slices of cooked bacon with pan drippings
  • 1 (32 ounce) box chicken stock
  • 2 -3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 -2 teaspoon sugar


  1. Clean and wash greens well; remove tough stems and ribs.
  2. Cut them up and place in a deep pot; add ham hock, turkey wing or bacon to the pot.
  3. Add salt, sugar, chicken stock and enough water to cover greens bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook until tender, about 1 hour. Taste and adjust seasonings.