Southern Collard Greens Recipe

Southern Collard Greens

How To Make Southern Collard Greens

Tangy and savory, this Southern-style collard greens combine smoked ham hocks, chicken broth, and cider vinegar for a flavorful side dish.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 10 minutes



  • 2cupswater
  • lbsham hocks
  • 4lbscollard greens,rinsed, trimmed
  • ½tspred pepper flakes,crushed
  • ¼cupvegetable oil
  • salt and pepper,to taste


  1. Place the water and the ham hock in a large pot with a tight-fitting lid.

  2. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat to very low and simmer covered for 30 minutes.

  3. Add the collards and the hot pepper flakes the pot. Simmer covered for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

  4. Add the vegetable oil and simmer covered for 30 minutes.

  5. Serve warm and enjoy.


  • Calories: 383.99kcal
  • Fat: 22.40g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.40g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.66g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.77g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.87g
  • Fiber: 12.50g
  • Sugar: 1.50g
  • Protein: 33.80g
  • Cholesterol: 69.17mg
  • Sodium: 1176.00mg
  • Calcium: 717.58mg
  • Potassium: 1049.86mg
  • Iron: 2.62mg
  • Vitamin A: 762.54µg
  • Vitamin C: 106.77mg
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