Quick Turnip Greens

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by threeovens

The greens are cooked with bacon to give them a Southern-Style all day cooking flavor. This recipe is easily adapted to any green, i.e. mustards, collards, kale,etc.

Top Review by Dienia B.

a good basic recipe that every southern girl knows , this is one of my favs try this reviewed for southern leg of the world tour

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb turnip greens, stems removed and leaves cut into shreds
  • 3 slices center-cut bacon
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 12 teaspoon sugar
  • 12 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • hot sauce, to taste (such as Tabasco)
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat a quart of salted water to boiling in a saucepan. Cook greens until just tender, about 5 minutes; drain.
  2. In a skillet cook bacon. Remove and drain on paper toweling.
  3. Add onion to the skillet and cook until soft, 6 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the greens and toss. Stir in the sugar and the vinegar and cook until heated through, about 2 or 3 minutes.
  4. Crumble bacon and sprinkle over top. Add a couple of dashed of hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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