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Evelyn’s Collard Greens Recipe

Evelyn’s Collard Greens Recipe

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How To Make Evelyn’s Collard Greens Recipe

A Southern-style side dish featuring tender collard greens with smoky bacon and spicy seasonings.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes



  • 1 bunch collard greens, stems removed and leaves chopped
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook bacon in a large pot over medium heat until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  2. Add onion and garlic to the pot with the bacon fat and cook until softened.

  3. Add collard greens to the pot and stir.

  4. Add red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, and salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Pour chicken broth over the top of the collard greens and bring to a boil.

  6. Reduce heat and let simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  7. Serve hot, topped with reserved bacon.


  • Calories : 102kcal
  • Total Fat : 6g
  • Saturated Fat : 2g
  • Cholesterol : 10mg
  • Sodium : 712mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 9g
  • Dietary Fiber : 5g
  • Sugar : 2g
  • Protein : 6g
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