Healthy Collard Greens Soup

"This is a healthy AND flavorful soup I love to make every winter. Hot, buttered cornbread make this a delicious meal enjoyed by my entire family (including my two year old!). This recipe courtesy of Wal-Mart."
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Ready In:
8 cups


  • 1 (14 ounce) package smoked turkey sausage, cut in 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 (32 ounce) containers chicken broth
  • 8 ounces fresh collard greens, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 14 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 dash hot sauce


  • 1. Saute turkey sausage, onion, and green pepper in hot oil in dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minute or until lightly browned.
  • 2. Add chicken broth, collard greens, black-eyed peas, pepper, and hot sauce; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Angela R.
    This recipe sounds really good! I was just wanting to know what other legume I could substitute for black eyed peas, not a big fan!


  1. Bren in LR
    I made this for dinner last night and it was well received by my husband. My package of greens was 16 ounces so I put it all in. I knew they would cook down. Since there were more greens, I put a second can of peas in too. And for pretty color, I diced up about a cup or so of baby carrots. The rest was unchanged. The pepper sauce made it special.
  2. Katie M.
    Simply delicious. Easy to make too. I let mine simmer for about 2 hours to let the collard greens soften vs 30 minutes. My family asked for seconds. Oh the broth is delectable.
    This wasn't quite what I was looking for but it sure was good. I used regular sausage and I think that made it a little greasy but otherwise it was great and I'm not even that big a fan of greens!
  4. jerison
    Delicious and quick even with all the substitutions I had to make. I also have a 3 year old and a 1 1/2 year old - both finicky eaters. Both loved it as well as my husband. I did not have the green pepper or collard green (haha) so I substituted fresh spinach. It came out a little too wilted (duh). Anyway, the kids ate it and my husband wants more =) Thanks!
  5. Wugfun
    Excellent soup, loved by all! (I did add an extra dash of the hot sauce.)


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