Quick and Easy Sauteed Collard Greens

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"I love collards; and, cooked the traditional way with a ham hock - is the absolute best. This is a quick cooking method; and, using frozen collards, really makes this easy. Although, you can always use fresh collards. A great side dish to serve with fried catfish, grits; and, black eyed peas, etc. Easy and delicious."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (260.4 g)
  • Calories 365.1
  • Total Fat - 16.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 17.5 mg
  • Sodium - 820.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 42.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.6 g
  • Sugars - 8 g
  • Protein - 12.6 g
  • Calcium - 60.8 mg
  • Iron - 3.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Bacon and Onion ... Add the oil to a large saute pan and bring to medium heat. Add the bacon, and cook 4-5 minutes, until the bacon is almost crisp. Then, add the onion, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt and pepper; reduce the heat to medium low, add the garlic, and saute a few more minutes. You want the bacon crisp, and onions tender. Stirring often, so the garlic doesn't burn.

Step 2

Collards and Tomatoes ... Add the tomatoes and collards to the pan, and mix until combined. Season with another pinch of salt and pepper; then, simmer for 10-15 minutes. If using fresh collards, they may take an additional 5 minutes. The frozen collards work very well with this recipe. And, the liquid from the tomatoes will be enough, to keep the pan moist. Just remember, keep the pan on medium low. You don't want to rush it. This also reheats very well - so, a good make ahead dish.

Step 3

Serve and ENJOY! ... It's delicious and easy. Perfect with catfish, grits, and black eyed peas.


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