Mix up your typical lettuce salad and indulge in this classic Southern side! The bacon gives it a little extra flavor while still keeping it leafy and green.

Bacon-Fried Collard Greens Recipe

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Preparation: 5 mins
Cooking: 30 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves: 6 people


  • 2 bunches collard greens
  • 1 pkg bacon cut small
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder


  1. Tear the leaves off each stalk and wash thoroughly.
  2. Roll several leaves together and chop into desired size.
  3. Repeat with all greens and set aside. in a large skillet, begin cooking bacon.
  4. Add onion, pepper, and garlic powder and cook until bacon is crisp.
  5. Start adding collard greens and cook until they wilt.
  6. Continue adding greens until all are in and cook until you reach your desired tenderness.
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