Collard Greens

Staff Picks

Southern-Style Collard Greens

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
There are many delicious ways to cook collard greens, but this is best-known way to do it in the South.

Slow-Cooker Collard Greens with Ham Hocks Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 2
This classic Southern side gets a slow-cooker makeover with this recipe that you'll use countless times this holiday season.

Jessica B. Harris' Mixed Greens

These leafy vegetables are as much a staple around the world as they are in the South.

One-Pan Pasta with Chicken Sausage, Mushrooms, and Collards Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 1
Rather than boiling the noodles in a separate pot, we cooked them with the chicken stock and other ingredients. The starch from the pasta thickens the broth, making a surprisingly rich sauce without butter or cream.

Instant Pot Collard Greens

Rating: 5 stars 4
There's no comfort food quite like homemade greens.

Collard Dip Recipe

In the South, we like to find creative ways to include our favorite regional ingredients in all our cooking endeavors.

Sautéed Mustard Greens with Garlic and Lemon

This dish is a fast take on the usual long-simmered greens. Swap out other hearty greens like kale, collards, or turnip greens for the mustard greens if you prefer.

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup

Rating: 5 stars 1
A little heavy cream adds body and richness to classic chicken and rice soup, and collard greens make it heartier and more nutritious.

Collard Green Creole Dirty Rice Recipe

Rating: 1 stars 1
These collards have gotten the Creole touch with a little dirty rice.

Vegetarian Slow-Cooker Collard Greens Recipe

Rating: 5 stars 1
Sit back and let your slow cooker do all the work in making this classic Southern side.

Pickled Collard Green Stems

Turn usually discarded collard green stems into a great condiment for your next meal.

Grits and Greens with Brown Butter Hot Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 1
You can substitute your favorite hearty winter greens, but don't skip the hot and tangy sauce—it makes the dish.

Inspiration and Ideas

Collard Greens with Smoked Ham Hocks and Pickled Collard Green Stems
"Is there a more harmonious marriage of deliciousness than ham hock broth and collard greens?" asks chef Todd Richards. In this recipe from his cookbook Soul: A Chef's Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes, even the collard stems are used as a pickled topping for even more flavor. Cook the greens low and slow to keep them tender but not mushy," says Richards. "Just reheat them with a touch of water or reserved cooking liquid."
Sausage-and-Collard Greens Stew Recipe
For an added touch of heat, substitute spicy sausage for the mild links in this hearty Southern-meets-Italian stew. Serve with bread.
Collard Greens Gratin Recipe

Move over, creamed spinach—there's a new steak house side in town.