Collard Greens

bowl of greens


  • 2 (16 oz) bags shredded collard greens
  • 48 oz reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 6–8-oz smoked pork hock (or neck)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 5 oz sliced sweet onions (optional)
  • 8 oz diced, cooked ham (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in large stockpot with lid (including optional ingredients, if using); cover.
  2. Bring to a boil on medium. Reduce heat to low; simmer 25–30 minutes until greens are tender. Discard ham hock before serving.

Other Preparation Methods

  1. Sauté: Chop 6 cups collard greens. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan, then stir in collards, ½ cup diced, cooked ham, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Cook 15–20 minutes until collards are wilted and tender.

Nutritional Information

Amount per ⅛ recipe serving: Calories 60, Total Fat 1.00g, Sat Fat 0.00g, Trans Fat 0.00g, Chol 5mg, Sodium 840mg, Total Carb 7g, Fiber 5.00g, Sugars 1g, Protein 7g, Calc 20%, Vit A 0%, Vit C 0%, Iron 6%