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10 Best Southern Style Collard Greens Recipes You Should Try

Collard Greens Recipes

Southern-Style Collard Greens Recipes are widely popular in the Southern region of the US, although it’s a recipe used all over the world. It’s a large, green leafy vegetable that is tough and bitter to the tongue, but with the moist heating cooking technique, this veggie is a sure must-have meal on the table. 

If you love veggies or even if you don’t, the Southern Style Collard Green recipes are flavorful like all other Southern recipes. And here are 10 of the best versions you can try in your own kitchen. 

1. Southern Style Collard Greens by Southern Living

Southern Style Collard Greens by Southern Living Recipe

This recipe by Southern Living is a generous serve of collard greens that packs a punch of flavors. Instead of the usual pork, the recipe used chopped bacon while its drippings were used to saute the onions. And the secret to their recipe is apple cider vinegar which gives that tangy taste. Cook it low and slow in a stockpot in true Southerner style.


2. Southern Style Collard Greens by AllRecipes

Southern Style Collard Greens by AllRecipes

Nothing beats good food like this Southern style greens that mama makes. This recipe is easy to make with just a 2-step instruction and flavorful with a lot of seasoning. Ham hocks are originally used for the recipe but you can also use turkey necks as an alternative. 


3. Southern Collard Greens

Southern Collard Greens Recipe

A recipe born out of a tribute to a mom, this Southern Collard greens by Taste of Southern is a delicious daily meal and a staple New Year’s Day special. This recipe from North Carolina features two secret ingredients: a tablespoon of Texas Pete Hot Sauce and sugar. And those two make all the difference.


4. Southern Collard Greens by Stacey

Southern Collard Greens by Stacey Recipe

When you describe Southern food, collard greens are never off the list, and this one’s a favorite of Stacey. And in his recipe, he uses smoked ham hock because for him, bacon can’t just cut it. So if you feel the same way, then you should definitely try this recipe. 


Cookbook Recipe

5. Southern Collard Greens by Nikki

Southern Collard Greens by Nikki Recipe

With her roots from Virginia and her dad as a native Floridian, Nikki grew up in a Southern kitchen. And one of her favorite green recipes is the collard greens which she made into a simple recipe packed with a nostalgic smoky flavor.


6. Southern Collard Greens by Blair

Southern Collard Greens by Blair Recipe

Another easy take on the Southern Collard Greens is from a farmhouse kitchen in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains run by Blair. This side dish is offered with a smoky bacon flavor with sweet onions. The cooking time may be long but the preparation is so quick and easy, you can rest while you wait for it to simmer. 


7. Southern Collard Greens by Guy Fieri

Southern Collard Greens by Guy Fieri Recipe

This recipe uses the usual pork with the collard greens flavored by white vinegar and other seasonings and cooked with low sodium chicken stock. This has been a favorite among those who tried the recipe, so go ahead and see for yourself.


8. Soul Food Collard Greens

Soul Food Collard Greens Recipe

A bowl of Southern Style Collard Greens is definitely a hug to the soul. This recipe is a signature dish by Monique featuring bacon and jalapeno. If you love hot food, then this is perfect for you. But if you don’t, you can always omit it in the recipe. 


9. Bourbon Glazed Ham with Greens

A bit of a twist to the traditional collard greens is by using glazed ham flavored with bourbon. If you’ve seen Southern recipes, bourbon is a very familiar flavor, and it makes dishes even more delectable. 


Cookbook Recipe

10. Buttermilk Fried Tofu with Smoky Collard Greens

Buttermilk Fried Tofu with Smoky Collard Greens Recipe

Southern Style Collard Green Recipes have always been mixed with pork, bacon, or turkey necks. If you want a recipe without these, you can simply omit them and put in alternatives like tofu. And to make the tofu even more delicious, flavor it with the Southern classic – buttermilk. 


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