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Flavorful Southern Collard Greens

Flavorful Southern Collard Greens


  • 3 pounds fresh collard greens
  • 12 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. 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.
  2. Cook bacon in large skillet on medium heat to desired crispness.
  3. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon, reserving 3 tablespoons of the drippings in skillet. Set bacon aside.
  4. Add onion and garlic to drippings; cook and stir until tender.
  5. Add greens, water, sugar, salt and crushed red pepper to skillet. Reduce heat to low; simmer 45 minutes to 1 hour or until greens are tender, stirring occasionally.
  6. Stir in bacon.

Yiwls:: 12 servings, about 2/3 cup each

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.

Nutritional Information: Calories 100; Total fat 7 g; Saturated fat 2.5 g; Cholesterol 10 mg; Sodium 360 mg; Carbohydrate 8 g; Dietary fiber 4 g; Sugars 1 g; Protein 5 g

Vitamin A 90 %DV; Vitamin C 35 %DV; Calcium 15 %DV; Iron 2 %DV

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Kraft Foods -

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