Southern-Style Crock Pot Greens

Prep Time
Cook Time
6h 15m
Ready In

"You may be used to cooking greens quickly on the stovetop. This method produces a different beast with a tender texture, typical of Southern cooking and soul food. It is almost a law to serve this with ham and beans or pulled pork or bbq ribs in some places. The pot liquid is called "pot likker" and is often served spooned over cornbread. Do try this, you won't be disappointed."

Original recipe yields 3-4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (105.8 g)
  • Calories 51.5
  • Total Fat - 1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 7.7 mg
  • Sodium - 153.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 3.1 g
  • Protein - 3.8 g
  • Calcium - 48.8 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Wash greens and cut out thick stems.

Step 2

Stack greens in a pile, then roll up like a cigar, and then slice.

Step 3

Place sliced greens into crockpot with remaining ingredients.

Step 4

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours or until greens are tender.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Gimme some a dat! That's what my neighbor said when he came over and smelled what was in my kitchen cookin! Delicious from the pot to my belly!

review by:
(23 Oct 2013)


I used a ham hock and they came out delicious. I sprinkled hot sauce over the top for a little added heat, but they are awesome with or without heat. These will be made again!

review by:
(15 Apr 2013)