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Southern Collard Greens

Southern Collard Greens

These Southern Collard Greens are simmered in a flavorful chicken broth with smoked turkey necks. They’re perfect for Thanksgiving or any day of the week!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Servings 6


  • Tablespoons Butter
  • ½ Tablespoon Canola oil, as needed
  • 3-4 Smoked Turkey Necks
  • 2 lbs Fresh Collard Greens (Can also use pre cut, pre washed collard greens in the bag)
  • 1 Medium Yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • Cups Chicken stock, add more as needed
  • 2-3 Splashes Hot sauce
  • Kosher salt and pepper, as needed
  • Garlic powder, as needed
  • ½ Tablespoon Crushed red pepper flakes, as needed
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika, as needed


  • Wash greens and using a sharp knife, cut out the stem and discard. Chop leaves into 2 inch squares.
  • Add butter, canola oil, onions, garlic and crushed red pepper. Cook until onions are translucent and garlic is fragrant.
  • Add in smoked turkey necks, collards, garlic powder, paprika, pepper, salt (small amount in the beginning).
  • Add a little chicken stock, cover and cook on low for about 2 hours at a minimum. Half way through add in hot sauce and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  • Season to taste. Enjoy!