Best Cooked Greens

Amy Herald


These greens are so good! I've even got people who hate vegetables that love these! There's just something about a mess of greens that make a meal seem so "down home" and comforting. Pictured are turnip greens, but you could also use Collards or Mustards or a combination of different greens with this recipe. Whatever you like.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 2-4
    ham hocks or smoked turkey necks
  • 1
    small onion, diced
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 lb
    fresh greens (any type)
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste

How to Make Best Cooked Greens


  1. Rinse greens under the sink. Pick greens away from the stems. Using a cutting board and knife. Roll the leaves together and cut into 1 inch strips
  2. In a large pot, heat water. Add greens and bring just to a boil, next add other ingredients and cover with a lid and continue to simmer for an hour.
  3. Drain and remove ham hocks. Pick usable meat from ham hock or turkey from neck with a fork & knife. Dice into small pieces and mix with greens.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste, toss and serve hot.

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About Best Cooked Greens

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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