Delicious Greens and Ham Recipe -
Delicious Greens and Ham Recipe
  • READY IN 32 mins

Delicious Greens and Ham

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"As a side dish or a meal, greens lovers will enjoy this healthy concoction of meat, turnip greens, tomatoes, and onions. Serving size is for a side dish, so double it for a one-dish meal."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    17 mins

    32 mins


  1. Set a large skillet over medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray. Add ham and onion; cook and stir until onion is clear. Add the tomatoes and turnip greens and cover the skillet. I use a 12 inch skillet and I have to pack the greens down a bit to make them fit at first. When the pan starts to steam, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for about 12 minutes.
  2. Transfer the greens and ham to a serving bowl and toss with apple cider vinegar.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 26, 2008

I enjoyed this recipe, only I modified a few things. 1) I used bacon instead of ham 2) I omitted the tomatoes, they really aren't necessary. 3) I added the vinegar to the ham/onion mixture, this coated the whole product more thoroughly, and it really soaked the flavor into the greens a bit better. This was great, tasted just like my granny used to make.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 02, 2011

Pretty good. I added plenty of garlic and left out the tomatoes, although I'm sure they would be good. I used turkey bacon instead of ham.


25 Ratings

Aug 14, 2008

This was a very good and simple way to make turnip greens. I bet it would be good with other types of greens as well. I didn't have enough turnip greens, so I added some spinach I had on hand. I think next time I might add garlic for personal preference...and maybe some chili flakes. But it's good as-is.

Dec 13, 2008

This was pretty good. I had never eaten turnip greens before and needed a recipe. It looked colorful and healthy and tasted great! We didn't have apple cider vinegar, so we just used white vinegar. I also had to use stewed tomatoes instead of diced. Next time I think I will use diced. All in all, it was quite tasty. I would make it again.

Jun 18, 2008

This was pretty good, just a bit salty, but I put more ham in than called for. Also think it would be better with fresh tomatoes or at least with one of the best brands of tomatoes (I used cheaper one). Husband and daughter loved it...

Sep 09, 2009

I also skipped the tomatoes entirely. I also overdid the ham. It came out quite salty as a result. Anyone who makes a similar mistake: slice in a few potatoes and re-cook until those are tender. Potatoes are great for soaking up salt, and it gives the whole dish a Germanic touch. My kids are not into greenery, but my husband and I liked it.

Jun 21, 2011

For such a simple recipe, this is delicious! We had some fresh turnips from the garden and as I was washing them I thought it would be nice to use the greens as well. So glad I did. My only complaint is that the vinegar was a bit much for our tastes but stil good. Would cut that in half next time. Also, I was very tempted to add garlic as other reviewers did just because the recipe looked too simple. I'm glad I resisted. This was great as is. Thanks for the recipe.

Oct 24, 2008

This was good! Didn't have ham and used a large chopped yellow tomato and it was really good regardless.


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  • Calories
  • 133 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 631 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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