Collard Greens with Bacon, Carrots, and Turnips

The other day I went shopping when I hungry. I know, you guys. I KNOW. Among other things, I ended up with what now seems like a 12-pound bad of organic fresh chopped collard greens. First, hit up Twitter: A few people sent links and most of them would have required an extra trip to the store and since I’m solo parenting this week, the thought of taking both kids back to the store was on par with licking Robin Williams’ forearms. Then Tricia sent me this one. I had turnips! And carrots! And bacon! I didn’t follow it exactly but it was the inspiration for mine and I always give credit. I love turnips but I also know a lot of people don’t. Use parsnips, potatoes, whatever you have on hand. This was super easy even though you have to have three burners going at once!

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9 comments on this post.
  1. Barb:

    Haven’t had collard greens in forever. Looks wonderful!

  2. Julie:

    I’ve never tried collard greens but now I will have to as this recipe sounds so yummy!

  3. Maureen:

    Did the collards have a bite or did the bacon diminish that? Living in the South, collards seem to be a staple down here, but I’ve never gotten into them. Did you know that you’re suppose to eat black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year’s Day?

  4. AndreAnna:

    I think the bacon took away a lot of the “bite” but part of why I like collards and broccoli rabe and stuff is for the bitterness!

  5. Amy:

    You had me at BACON!

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  8. Charles:

    Did someone say bacon?

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