Healthy and Delicious Southern Turnip Greens Recipe -
Healthy and Delicious Southern Turnip Greens Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Healthy and Delicious Southern Turnip Greens

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"Traditional seasonings for southern greens are bacon grease or ham. This healthier version is a delicious alternative. Serve as-is or with sauteed bell peppers, onions, and garlic."

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Original recipe makes 5 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Bring chicken broth, water, oil, salt, and pepper to a boil in a stockpot. Add turnip greens and sugar and return to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring every 15 minutes, until greens are tender, at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute collard greens for turnip greens.

Reviews More Reviews

Nov 04, 2014

This was the first time I ever tried making turnip greens. This recipe was easy to follow and produce turnip greens my entire family went crazy for. My six year old wanted thirds. I will make these for thanksgiving. Excellent!!

Oct 02, 2014

I used Pacific organic free range chicken broth, skipped the sugar and these greens turned out delicious. They were as good or better than any I've had. I used kosher salt, which tastes more salty than regular or sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon was the perfect amount.


6 Ratings

Sep 24, 2014

Easy and good!! I didn't add the salt or sugar.

Feb 15, 2015

Excellent! The only thing I did different was less sugar ( about 2 tbsps). Tastes just like my grandmother used to make. Thank you!

Feb 11, 2015

I made collard greens instead of turnips. First time making them, I found this recipe among many others, but thought this one sounded the best,I did add 1/2 onion and 1/2 c. yellow peppers and a slice of bacon mixed all together and let simmer about an hour. will definitely make again.

Oct 21, 2014

Best turnip greens recipe yet. 8 year old had seconds!!


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  • Calories
  • 105 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 8.6 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 530 mg
  • 21%

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

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