Slow Cooker Collard Greens

Slow Cooker Collard Greens

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 49.6
  • Total Fat: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.3 mg
  • Sodium: 366.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g

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A low-fat, lower-sodium twist on an old family favorite. A low-fat, lower-sodium twist on an old family favorite.
Number of Servings: 12


    6 ounces turkey meat (such as turkey necks)
    2 pounds chopped collard greens
    1/2 large onion, chopped (about 3/4 cup)
    1 (14.5-ounce) can fat-free chicken broth
    2 teaspoons sugar
    1 teaspoon salt (optional)
    1/2 cup water
    3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    Seasonings to taste: garlic powder, onion powder, Mrs. Dash, black pepper, chili powder (my secret ingredient!), or crushed red pepper flakes


Place the turkey meat in the bottom of a slow cooker.

Next add the collards and onions.

Add the chicken broth and water, place the lid on the slow cooker and set the time (I set my slow cooker on high for 6 hours. Note: Cooking times may vary based on the type of cooker used.)

Once the collards have cooked down a little (approximately 45 minutes)-- add the sugar, cider vinegar, olive oil, salt (optional) and remaining seasonings (to taste), then stir.
Cook until the collards have reached your desired texture.

Yields approximately 12v(1/2-cup) Servings

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    My husband loves collards, but since his blood pressure problems, i wouldn't dream of cooking them with a hamhock. We both were skeptical but even though they were DIFFERENT they were soooooo GOOD!!! - 2/17/09

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    Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    YES! thank you for a healthy alternative to adding a hamhock; the comments also helped me decide to use turkey-ham, so I can get some of the original flavor and still have good nutrition. I LOVE that someone already hinted to use high for 2 hrs and low overnight; yay! - 10/13/10

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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I never expected what I got. Being from New Orleans, collards are everyday fare with ham hock and pickle pork. This was excellent with the smoked Turkey necks. Thanks so much, I had decided that I would never enjoy collards again and you saved the day. - 4/27/10

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    Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Instead of sugar, I mix kale or collard greens with beet greens. Also, I needed to blanche the greens to fit in my crockpot, so I cut the chicken broth (having browned the onion and garlic in bacon) and used half the blanching liquid in the crock. Great pot likker! - 12/27/08

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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful!! First time cooking collards in the crockpot. Cooked on High first 2 hours, then set it to Low while I went to bed last night (about 6 hours). I will be cooking my collards like this from now on. - 12/7/08