Quick Turnip Greens

"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."
Quick Turnip Greens created by Dienia B.
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  • 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


  • Heat a quart of salted water to boiling in a saucepan. Cook greens until just tender, about 5 minutes; drain.
  • In a skillet cook bacon. Remove and drain on paper toweling.
  • 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.
  • 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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  1. Stacey A.
    I didn't boil the greens because I feel all the vitamins of the greens get washed away. Turned out amazing! I used 2 big head. I added 3 big garlic cloves. For the hot sauce I used garlic Tabasco.
  2. Lise S.
    I now know I prefer the greens over the root when it comes to turnips. This recipe could make this true for anyone willing to try the bumpy, inedible looking tops of turnips! Served up with black beans rice and kielbasa what a meal not to mention red wine from Spain slightly chilled to cut the summertime humidity in Illinois. Will try with more greens from the local Farmers' Market very soon!
  3. 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
  4. Dienia B.
    Quick Turnip Greens Created by Dienia B.
  5. Chef Emstar
    I had a 2 lb. bag of turnip greens, so I doubled the recipe. Mine were really on the bitter side, so I needed a little bit more sugar. Everyone agreed that these were the best greens they'd ever had. Thanks, ice cool kitty!


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