Perfect Mixed Greens


These fresh mixed greens are delicious. The washing process is the most important part for these tender, tasty greens. Don't forget the sugar! You'll have the most perfect greens if you follow the directions exactly.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 2 bunches collard greens

  • 2 bunches mustard greens

  • 2 bunches turnip greens

  • 4 cups chicken broth, divided

  • 3 tablespoons salt

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup cooked real bacon bits

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Remove leaves from collard, mustard, and turnip greens; discard stems. Gently wash leaves in warm water to remove all soil and sand. Partially fill a clean sink with warm water; stir in 2 cups chicken broth and 3 tablespoons salt. Allow greens to soak in chicken broth mixture for 10 minutes.

  2. Scoop greens into a colander and allow to drain; do not rinse. Discard chicken broth mixture down the sink.

  3. Pour remaining 2 cups chicken broth into a large pot; mix in greens. Stir in vegetable oil, bacon bits, sugar, garlic, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until greens are tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

174 Calories
11g Fat
17g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 174
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 2250mg 98%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 77mg 386%
Calcium 207mg 16%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 385mg 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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