Spinach Greens Recipe
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Spinach Greens Recipe

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"GREENS make the best salad to serve with this meal because the flavors are so compatible with the main course. We often use collards here in the South, but spinach or beet greens are good substitutes."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 4 bacon strips
  • 12 cups torn fresh spinach or beet greens (1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp; remove to a paper towel to drain. Add greens to drippings; cook, stirring constantly, just until wilted. Stir in the sugar and salt. Crumble bacon and stir into greens. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Spinach Greens in Reminisce Extra February 1995, p47

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Reviewed Jul. 27, 2013

"I would make this recipe again but it was way to plain the way it is written I add red onion and fresh garlic to didn't use the sugar... too boring for me"

Reviewed Jun. 18, 2012

"I love spinach, but this just wasn't my thing."

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