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Healthy and Delicious Southern Turnip Greens

Rated as 4.86 out of 5 Stars

"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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40 m servings 105
Original recipe yields 5 servings


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  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.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can substitute collard greens for turnip greens.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 105 calories; 8.6 6.1 1.8 2 530 Full nutrition

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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 sal...

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 th...

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...

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

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 rec...

this is a delicious recipe barely missed the ham hocks at all :-)

These were delicious and I have never cared for greens. I added a tablespoon of bacon drippings and some chopped ham pieces.

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

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