Turnip Greens with Bacon


Coffee and balsamic vinegar give these turnip greens with bacon, a Southern favorite, a great depth and kick.

Turnip Greens with Bacon
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 4 slices bacon, chopped

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 bunches turnip greens, chopped

  • ½ cup strong brewed coffee

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 pinch garlic powder, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place bacon and onion in a large skillet and cook over medium heat, covered, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and onions are translucent, 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. Place turnip greens into the skillet, a handful at a time if necessary, until wilted down, 5 to 7 minutes. Add coffee, vinegar, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

  3. Taste the liquid and adjust seasonings if necessary. Reduce heat to low or medium-low, cover, and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes more.

  4. Uncover and cook until liquid has reduced and greens are tender, about 10 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

You can use collard, mustard, or kale greens instead of turnip.

Be sure to use a balsamic vinegar with a thin consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

108 Calories
4g Fat
13g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 108
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 269mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 86mg 429%
Calcium 277mg 21%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 532mg 11%

* 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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