Scott's Spicy Creamed Collard Greens

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We tried to duplicate a spicy collard green recipe from one of our favorite restaurants in North Carolina. They no longer serve this as a side, but the chef did tell us the ingredients... without quantities! After some tinkering, we have come close to what we once ordered every visit. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 3 slices bacon, cut crosswise into thin strips

  • ½ medium onion, diced

  • 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno pepper

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans collard greens, drained

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 2 ½ ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®)

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until almost browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add jalapeno; cook for 1 minute. Add collard greens, vinegar, and garlic; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in heavy cream, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, hot sauce, and nutmeg. Let simmer until thick, 5 to 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Adjust Tabasco(R) and jalapeno to your heat tolerance!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

250 Calories
17g Fat
14g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 250
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 1058mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 108mg 2%

* 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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