Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey

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If you like collard greens then this is what you want. Put down your book, pick up a fork, and dive in because this is captivation. And it's simple.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • 3 pounds smoked turkey legs

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, very thinly sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 tablespoons salt, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper

  • 3 cups water

  • 3 tablespoons chicken base

  • 5 bunches collard greens - rinsed, trimmed, and chopped


  1. Remove meat from turkey legs and cut. Set aside with bones.

  2. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add jalapeno and garlic; saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Add turkey meat and bones; cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Add salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Add water and chicken base; bring to a boil.

  4. Boil for 3 minutes, then reduce heat to a simmer. Add greens, cover, and simmer until greens are limp and tender, about 5 more minutes. Remove bones before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

441 Calories
20g Fat
13g Carbs
53g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 441
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 146mg 49%
Sodium 6029mg 262%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 53g
Vitamin C 64mg 320%
Calcium 267mg 21%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 339mg 7%

* 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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