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Bacon Collard Greens Recipe

Bacon Collard Greens Recipe

A staple of Southern cuisine, these collard greens are tossed with smoked bacon for one incredible side dish —Marsha Ankeney, Niceville, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 55 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 2 pounds collard greens
  • 4 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 5 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil), chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • 1. Trim thick stems from collard greens; coarsely chop leaves. In a Dutch oven, saute bacon for 3 minutes. Add onion; cook 8-9 minutes longer or until onion is tender and bacon is crisp. Add greens; cook just until wilted.
  • 2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45-50 minutes or until greens are tender. Yield: 9 servings.