Southern Collard Greens

Such an underrated vegetable!  Collards are loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium, and so delicious when prepared properly.  Give these a shot with any southern or bbq flavored meal. This recipe doubles or triples well and will keep for a week in the fridge.

Southern Collard Greens

Collards are loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium, and so delicious when prepared properly.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Sides, Vegetables
Servings 4 servings
Calories 119 kcal


  • 2 c Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 oz Upton Natural's Bacon about 4 slices, chopped
  • 1 lb Collard Greens chopped
  • 4 c vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/4 c apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes


  • Heat a large stock pot to medium-high heat and spray with non-stick spray.
  • Add the Upton’s bacon to the pot and sauté for about 4 minutes until it starts to crisp.
  • Add a little bit of veggie broth and toss in the onion and garlic and continue to sauté for about 7 minutes, until onions are transluscent.
  • Add the remaining broth, liquid smoke, vinegar and chili flakes.
  • Stir before adding all of the chopped collards, stirring as you add them to incorporate all ingredients.
  • Bring the pot to a boil, and then reduce heat to low-medium and simmer for about an hour, or until you reach the desired tenderness.



Nutrition Facts
Southern Collard Greens
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 392mg17%
Potassium 379mg11%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 7650IU153%
Vitamin C 66mg80%
Calcium 190mg19%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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