Collard greens are meltingly tender when cooked for a long period of time. Smoked turkey in place of bacon adds the traditional smoky taste.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Wash collard greens thoroughly. Cut off stems and discard. Coarsely chop collard greens and set aside. (You should have about 9 cups packed.) Heat oil in a 4-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes or until tender.

  • Add collard greens, broth, bone and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 1 hour or until collard greens are tender. Remove bone and drain off any excess liquid. Serve warm with a slotted spoon.


Tip: If using a turkey drumstick, remove meat and reserve for another use; use only the bone for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

39 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 6.3g 2% DV; dietary fiber 3.3g 13% DV; sugars 1g; fat 1.1g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 5459.8IU 109% DV; vitamin c 17.6mg 29% DV; folate 145.6mcg 36% DV; calcium 122.1mg 12% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 8.9mg 3% DV; potassium 144.1mg 4% DV; sodium 137.5mg 6% DV.