Bacon Collard Greens

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 55 min.


9 servings

Updated: Aug. 22, 2023
Collard greens are a staple vegetable of southern cuisine. This side dish is often made with smoked or salt-cured meats, such as ham hocks, pork or fatback. —Marsha Ankeney, Niceville, Florida
Bacon Collard Greens Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 until onion is tender and bacon is crisp, 8-9 minutes longer. Add greens; cook just until wilted.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until greens are tender, 45-50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 157 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 651mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 7g protein.