Simple Collard Greens

A super simple way to use collards.

Part of our series on Side Dishes

Simple Collard Greens




  • 1 pound chopped collard greens

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 slices bacon

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 minced garlic cloves

  • 3 cups chicken broth

  • Red Pepper flakes, to taste

  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.

  2. Add bacon, and cook until crisp.

  3. Remove bacon from pan, crumble and return to the pan.

  4. Add onion, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

  5. Add garlic, and cook until just fragrant, 1-2 minutes

  6. Add collard greens, and fry until they start to wilt.

  7. Pour in chicken broth, and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

  8. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes, or until greens are tender.


  • Instead of bacon, as if, try smoked turkey legs or wings


Inspired By: