Rating: 4.36 stars
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
17 mins
total:
32 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Transfer the greens and ham to a serving bowl and toss with apple cider vinegar.

Nutrition Facts

133 calories; protein 8.8g; carbohydrates 7.7g; fat 7.2g; cholesterol 21.2mg; sodium 630.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (28)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2008
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/02/2011
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. Read More
(2)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2008
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. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2008
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. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2008
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. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2008
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... Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2009
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. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2008
This was good! Didn't have ham and used a large chopped yellow tomato and it was really good regardless. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2011
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. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2009
This recipe was pretty good. If I make it again I will only use 1 tbs cider vinegar though; I thought 2 tbs was too much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2011
We enjoyed this. Kids preferred it without the vinegar adults added red pepper flakes. In the last few minutes of cooking I added a couple cups of cooked blackeyed peas that we needed to use up-- those went nicely with it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/02/2011
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. Read More
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