Crock Pot Collard Greens and Ham

Prep Time
Cook Time
6h 25m
Ready In

"An excellent choice as a side dish for fried catfish or pulled pork. Also goes well with cornbread to soak up the juices which are called"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (190.6 g)
  • Calories 68.2
  • Total Fat - 3.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 14.9 mg
  • Sodium - 704.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
  • Sugars - 0.6 g
  • Protein - 6.1 g
  • Calcium - 53 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 12.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Note: be sure to rinse collards thoroughly before using.

Step 2

Remove any thick stems and tear or chop leaves into strips.

Step 3

Cook bacon in a skillet until the fat renders and bacon becomes translucent.

Step 4

Place bacon, with its drippings, into the bottom of the crock pot.

Step 5

Add the greens, ham hock, salt, pepper, and water into crock pot.

Step 6

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours.

Step 7

Remove ham hock, discard skin and shred meat, returning meat to crock pot.

Step 8

Serve greens with minced onion, vinegar and Tabasco, if desired.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


Love collards as a side to corned beef, so this was a perfect partner to make for dinner. Came out nice and tender, however, wound up cooking it longer than 6 hours which I think is because of the maturity of the collards which can make a difference. Used a ham bone, instead of the ham hock, but next time I won’t add the bacon drippings, as I felt it came out a bit greasy. We did enjoy it, especially with some hot sauce and onion. Thank you, Sue Lau, for sharing. Made it for Pick Me tag.


review by:
(8 Oct 2020)


Collards were on sale so it was time to make me some collards. These were so good with a sprinkling of hot sauce at serving time!


review by:
(2 Oct 2020)


First made this on another site. Loved it so much it has become a family favorite. Delicious!


review by:
(10 Jun 2014)

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