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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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

105.2 calories; 1.8 g protein; 6.1 g carbohydrates; 2 mg cholesterol; 530.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2014
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/05/2019
Lord don’t mess up a good bunch of turnips with oily olive oil. If you want greens without fat, just boil with a pinch of salt and serve with pepper vinegar. Don’t forget the cornbread to sop up the pot liquor. Read More
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51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2014
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. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2014
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. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2014
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2015
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. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/04/2019
Lord don’t mess up a good bunch of turnips with oily olive oil. If you want greens without fat, just boil with a pinch of salt and serve with pepper vinegar. Don’t forget the cornbread to sop up the pot liquor. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2015
Excellent! The only thing I did different was less sugar ( about 2 tbsps). Tastes just like my grandmother used to make. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2016
this is a delicious recipe barely missed the ham hocks at all:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2017
Delicious! I added 1/4 tsp of minced garlic and 2 tsp of bacon bits. This is my first time ever cooking greens of any kind - delicious! I simmered for 45 minutes (slightly smaller batch than recipe). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2014
Best turnip greens recipe yet. 8 year old had seconds!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2016
These were delicious and I have never cared for greens. I added a tablespoon of bacon drippings and some chopped ham pieces. Read More
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