Collard Greens

Whether cooking collard greens Southern style with bacon, serving them alongside fish, or keeping the dish vegetarian, these recipes bring soul to these healthy bitter greens.

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How to Make Collard Greens

Knowing how to make collard greens is trendy nowadays! The nutritious, inexpensive leafy greens packed with vitamins, especially A and Care popping up on restaurant menus across the country. It's probably because they make such an easy yet delicious side dish.

How to Cook Collard Greens

Collards are a regional staple in the Southeast, but people in other parts of the country are less familiar with how to cook collard greens. Considering that they're packed with nutrients such as vitamins A and C--not to mention being delicious--it's about time that changed.

Easy Healthy Collard Greens: Leftover Logic

This year, my resolution is to eat more healthy greens, specifically collards. What's so great about this nutrition-packed vegetable is that you can buy a ton of it, keep in on hand, and create all kinds of easy dishes without ever having to make up anything ahead -- think "rice" with way more goodness! Let's get started with a terrific recipe for Collard Greens and Smoked Turkey.

Collard Greens and Smoked Turkey

Betty Crocker

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... North, south, east and west--no matter where you hail from, all signs point to this coast-to-coast favorite, simmered with smoked turkey, collard greens and bell peppers.

Total: 1 hr 35 mins

Collard Bread

Betty Crocker

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Golden corn muffin mix tops a Southern greens-and-corn egg bake.

Total: 1 hr 25 mins

Pork Belly with Buckwheat Spaetzle and Collards

Food & Wine

Chefs love pork belly because it's inexpensive yet tastes luxurious. Joseph Lenn, a chef at Blackberry Farm, cures it overnight in salt and sugar to add flavor, then braises it until it's meltingly tender. Chef Tip: To brown spaetzle, dry it well after boiling.

Total: 3 hrs

Pea Pods and Greens Medley

Betty Crocker

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Blended in perfect harmony, sugar snap peas, carrots and collard greens are simmered in a deliciously seasoned chicken broth, then dressed with zesty red pepper sauce.

Total: 30 mins

Creamed Collard Greens

Better Homes and Gardens

When cooked correctly, collards offer up amazing flavors and a huge bonus of vitamin A. Swiss chard makes a good substitute if you can't find collard greens.

Beans, Collards and Rice Baby Food


Brown rice provides some whole grains in your baby's diet with this homemade baby food recipe.

Grouper with Corn "Pudding" and Collard Greens

Food & Wine

Bryan Caswell's method for making his version of corn pudding is brilliant in its simplicity: He grates corn on the cob, places it in a hot skillet, and bakes it. As the corn cooks, it turns creamy in the middle and crusty on the edges. Caswell's tip: "Be sure to bear down on the cob a bit when grating to extract all the juices in the kernels."

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Louisiana Greens and Sausage

Vegetarian Times

A spicy dish with great flavor and texture, this greens mixture contains a delicious potlikker, which is the vitamin- and mineral-rich broth that comes from cooking down the greens.

Creamy Collard Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

With collard greens, this rich and creamy party dip packs a healthy dose of vitamin A.

Black Beans Andouille and Collard Greens Pan Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

The bold seasoning of andouille sausage does the hard work in this quick stew supper, infusing the beans and greens with smoky, spicy flavor.

Total: 30 mins

Collard Greens

Diabetic Living

Rich in vitamins A and C, collard greens are actually a type of cabbage. Here we simmered them with a smoked turkey bone for a side dish recipe that's loaded with flavor.

Good Luck Soup


Get all of your New Year's ingredients in one dish.

Total: 1 hr 20 mins

Olive Oil-Braised Collards

Fine Cooking Magazine

You can cook these greens a day ahead and reheat them on the big day. I like to serve them with hot pepper vinegar.

Pork Loin with Sauteed Greens Raisins and Almonds


A perfect meal for a Sunday supper.

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