How to Cook Turnip Greens

If you've ever wondered how to cook turnip greens (or ANY kind of greens for that matter), it's easy, and they'll taste terrific. Please note: I tripled this recipe, so my photos reflect 32 oz of collard greens instead of 12 oz.

bowl of turnip greens


  • 3-6 pieces of bacon - depending on the thickness
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 14.5 can chicken broth
  • 12 oz. package of greens or equivalent fresh


Heat bacon in a large saucepan and cook to desired level of crispiness - rendering the bacon fat into your pan. Remove bacon and set aside - leave bacon grease in the pan.

Saute the onion and garlic in the pan over medium heat, until onion is translucent and starting to brown a bit. Add fresh greens and cover with a lid.

Steam the greens in the pan for about 10 minutes to wilt.

Reduce heat to low and add chicken broth and add crumbled bacon pieces. Simmer the greens for 20 minutes and serve!

Now you know how to cook turnip greens, collard greens, or mustard greens via Texas style. These were AMAZING!! I've eaten a bowl of these for a meal several times with the leftovers.

PS - they're even better the next day!

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