Tasty Frozen Collard Greens

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Was looking for a low fat and healthy way to fix Collard greens that DH would eat as all the low fat version we had tried always left him saying its ok although a bit too spice. This recipe has a very slight sweet under tone which I believe comes from the sweet onion and the Sriracha chili sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 12 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 lb frozen chopped collard greens
  • 14 cup water
  • 1 chicken or 1 vegetables, flavor boost
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha chili sauce (more or less to taste, found a tablespoon keeps everyone happy and those who want more can)
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large pot over medium heat oil and butter, sauté the onions and garlic until softened, but not browned just about 2 minutes.
  2. Add frozen chopped collard greens, water, flavor boost and Sriracha chili sauce. Cover and simmer 6-8 minutes until greens are tender.
  3. Serve piping hot with addtional Sriracha chili sauce on the side.
Most Helpful

What a hit! I'm very happy when I find recipes for greens where they aren't cooked (boiled) to death. I *did* use fresh collards & just left out the water. Perfect! Maybe even a little on the spicy side but then again, I eyeballed that TB of sriracha! Thanks! Made for Culinary Quest 2014/Cruisin' Culinary Queens xo Bethie/elmotoo

gerrish.elizabeth August 14, 2014

I love collard greens, but they take so much time to prepare properly. This was a fantastic way to enjoy them quickly. I used concentrated chicken bouillon for the flavor boost. I will definitely make this again. Made for Culinary Quest 2015 by a Toasted Tourist.

JackieOhNo! September 04, 2015

Deeelicious! I used chicken broth instead of the water and flavor boost. Turned out great. DH and I ate the whole bowl!

Michelle Minicucci February 16, 2014