Smothered Collard Greens and Cabbage


This is a wonderful variation of fried (smothered) cabbage.

close up view of Smothered Collard Greens and Cabbage in a navy bowl
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 cups


  • ½ pound bacon, chopped

  • ½ large onion, chopped

  • 5 leaves collard greens - rinsed, trimmed and chopped

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon greens seasoning, divided

  • 1 head cabbage, chopped

  • 1 pinch white sugar


  1. Fry the bacon with the onion in a large skillet over medium heat until the bacon is crisp, about 10 minutes. Stir in the chopped collard greens, sprinkle with salt, black pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of the greens seasoning; cook and stir for 5 minutes.

  2. Add in the darker chopped cabbage leaves, and cook and stir until almost tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining cabbage; season with salt, black pepper, sugar, and the remaining greens seasoning. Stir well; cover and cook until tender, stirring occasionally so that the greens do not scorch, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
13g Fat
11g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 320mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 63mg 313%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 362mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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