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Country Turnip Greens

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.

Makes

10 servings

If you’ve never tried making turnip greens, my recipe is an easy, tasty way to start. Pork and onions give the fresh greens wonderful flavor .—Sandra Pichon, Memphis, Tennessee
Country Turnip Greens Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound lean salt pork or bacon, diced
  • 4-1/2 pounds fresh turnip greens, trimmed
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook salt pork until lightly browned. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings.
  2. Stir the remaining ingredients into the reserved drippings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until greens are tender.
<b>Editor's Note:</b> Fresh spinach can be substituted for the turnip greens. Reduce the cooking time to 10 minutes or until spinach is tender.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 317 calories, 28g fat (10g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 622mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.

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