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A classic Southern recipe for collard greens with smoked turkey for fantastic flavor. Spice things up with a dash of red chile flakes.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
2 hrs
2 hrs 30 mins


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic; gently sauté until fragrant and golden brown, about 1 minute. Pour in chicken stock and add turkey leg; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

  • Add collard greens and increase heat to medium-high. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until greens have cooked down, about 45 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to medium. Season with salt and pepper to taste; cover and continue to cook until greens are tender and dark green, 45 to 60 minutes.

  • Drain greens, reserving cooking liquid. Mix in red pepper flakes if desired. Use reserved cooking liquid to reheat leftovers.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of chicken stock and smoked turkey drumstick. The actual amount of chicken stock and smoked turkey consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

142 calories; protein 9.6g; carbohydrates 10.6g; fat 7.9g; cholesterol 22.7mg; sodium 688.7mg. Full Nutrition