Cabbage and collard greens cooked together with bacon, onions, garlic, and seasonings. This is the perfect soul food side dish!
So you’ve read the title, and some of you maybe confused, but others are screaming “IT’S ABOUT DARN TIME ROSIE!!!”. This cabbage and collard greens recipe has been requested for almost two years, and I apologize for not doing it sooner, but it’s better late than never.
So to get started for this cabbage and collard greens recipe I used regular smoked bacon. I know, usually when I make greens, or cabbage I use ham hocks, smoked turkey, or even neck bones. However I wanted to show y’all that bacon can certainly be used, AND it cooks a lot faster!
Speaking of FASTER – to cut down on the prep time, I like to buy the greens in a bag. You know the kind that are already cleaned and cut? Yup, Those! However, I still give them a good rinse before cooking!
Now for all of my non-pork eaters, Don’t worry! You can use turkey bacon. I suggest adding 2 tbsp of vegetable oil while frying the turkey bacon, so that
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Soulful Cabbage & Collard Greens
- 1 large head of green cabbage
- 2 lbs collard greens cut
- 1 large red bell pepper
- 1 large onion yellow, white, or red
- 1 lb smoked bacon chopped
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp seasoning salt
- 1 1/2 tsp coarse black pepper
- Make sure that you wash the cabbage & collard greens before anything else. Then cut and slice.
- Place a large pot over medium high heat, then toss in the sliced bacon.
- Cook the bacon until it browns a bit, then toss in the onions, and the red bell peppers.
- Once the onions and bell peppers start to soften, start adding in the sliced cabbage, and collard greens.
- Fold the ingredients, and once all the cabbage and collards are in the pot, toss in the minced garlic.
- Pour 1 1/2 cup water, then sprinkle in some seasoning salt, and black pepper. Give everything a nice stir.
- Reduce the heat to medium, and cook for about 45 or until cabbage and collard greens are nice and tender
Tell me using turkey bacon is it less fating?
My mom maid this for years I was raised on country cooking but it’s always very high in calories. Dr’s orders to bring my weight down so looking for good taxing food but low calories
I can’t really tell ya. You’d have to compare the two 🙂
Rosie, this was delish. Thank you!!!
Miss Rosie, This was delicious!
My boyfriend LOVED IT! Greatest recipe ever!
Yayyy!! Thanks for trying my recipe !
Karen Williams says
OMG!!!!! I do not cook, but I wanted to make my husband a home cook down south meal with all the fixins’ (lol). He enjoyed every bite. (made along with smoothered pork chops and cornbread, etc etc.
Will add this to the cookbook I am making.
Eve S says
I “watched” the cabbage and collard greens for awhile, but they didn’t do anything! Step 1: says to “watch” instead of wash and well that made laugh. Cant wait to try this, and I don’t even like to cook.
LOL!!! Thanks for pointing that out!!! hahahahaha!! XOXO
THATS THE WAY TO DELICIOUS…Try this
And it was awesome
Thanks for coming by!
Shelly in Sunny San Diego says
Delicious and colorful side. Thanks for another amazing recipe, Rosie!
Thank YOU for coming by luv!
Loleta Rounds says
I can’t wait to try this! Thanks Rosie!
I will be trying this out tonight! Can I use turkey bacon mustard and turnip greens instead?
Looking forward to your APP!
XOXO!! Can’t wait!
Pearlie M Boyd says
Looks delicious,a must try
Crystal B says
If I use chicken broth instead of water is the measurement the same?
It will be the same 😉
It was delicious! I will be eating leftovers tomorrow! Lol so good!
Thanks so much for trying my recipe!
Wish I would have saw this recipe earlier! I came to your site to ask you a question- this is the first time I’ve cooked greens I cook two bags of the bag greens they are good but to a lil to salty!!! How can I get rid of some of the Salt. Next time I’m going to try this combo looks great!!
Hi Ann! You can pour some of the broth out, and replace it with water.
Recipes look great!
Can I use my instapot for this recipe? If so, do you know how to convert it for the instapot? Looks so yummy! Thanks Rosie
Hi Cree. The Instant Pot should be okay. I haven’t done it yet, so I can’t give you the run down. Sorry!
Shirley Long says
Hi! Rosie … I am a big fan of your recipes and have a question about printing options?
The pictures do not print with the recipe … they would bring such a flair to the printed script. Not sure your website is set for this … but it would be nice to have if at all possible? It’s just something that gets my attention when searching to make something, I guess?
Thanks for all the great recipes … you are AWESOME!!
Hi Shirley. Sorry, but no the pictures do not print out with the cards 🙁
Looks amazing!!! Will be making this today!!! Thanks Rosie!!!
I love cabbage and collards together or separate. And as many times I’ve seen my Auntie make them you’d think I’d have it down pack. Nope. But thanks to you I’m going to give it another try.
Audrey Smith says
Can this be done in a crockpot
. I would love to try. My grandmother used to fix the slot
Keyth Harrison says
I’ve always wanted to know how to cook greens for myself! Thanks! The collards and cabbage combo is the best!
My questions: Do you drain the grease from the bacon at all or just add the onions and peppers? Also, if using chicken broth instead of water, do we use the same measurements?
No I did not drain the fat. The measurements will be the same 🙂
Timothy Standberry says
This recipe was sooooo delicious. I didn’t think my family would like it considering the collard greens. But they ATE it up!!! It was simple and quick dish to make. I’m doing keto so this was definitely up my alley. Thanks for sharing the unforgettable recipe. This is a keeper!!!!
So glad that you and your family liked my recipe!
This was absolutely amazing!!
I love cabbage and collards. Why didn’t I ever think of combining the two? This tasted awesome! I followed your recipe ingredients plus one – a spoonful of Better than Bouillon Chicken base. Thank you!
OMG, the cabbage and collards dish was absolutely delicious! I will definitely make again.
When I saw this recipe on Facebook I was apprehensive because I always fixed cabbage and collard greens separated but not together but baby my husband loved and I did too
Can you convert this to a Slow Cooker (CrockPot) instead of cooking on top of the stove. Like cook your bacon, peppers, and onions in skillet then dump over into Slow Cooker then add the cabbage, greens, chicken broth and seasonings; stir; and cook about 45 minutes to a hour? I may have to try this to see how it works since I have cabbage in the garden, mustard greens I put up in the freezer and go from there!
Hi Judy! That should be fine 😉
Sis….. this is delicious. Thanks for the recipe Queen!
So glad that you liked the recipe luv!
Made this last night and it was hit! Do you have a cookbook?
I have one coming out fall 2020! XOXO
I made this for dinner tonight and it turned out delicious. My first time having cabbage and collard greens together. Thanks
I cook my greens like that. I use collard, turnip, cabbage and spinach. I cook my collards and turnip first until they get done then I add my cabbage since it don’t take cabbage long to cook then 5 minutes before I turn the burner off I add my spinach cover it up and let sit. Talking about some good greens.
Mary Boudreaux says
Very good! I cooked it tonight and added pieces of smoke ham hocks.
OMG!! This looks AMAZING!!! Why I haven’t I thought of this sooner!? I love cabbage and greens but together!? WOW!! Ok anyways I was wondering if I could substitute the water for chicken broth?? And also instead of bacon could I use ham seasoning pieces? Although I may still use the bacon. Lol!! Thank you!! I cant wait to try this!!!!! 😉
Yes to both questions 😉
Did these over the weekend OMG Amazing definitely no left overs
Super delicious Rosie. I watched the video and then made this dish according to your printable recipe. If I could make a suggestion please? I went back in and watched the video again because I wanted to send it to my daughter. In the video you say you usually use chicken broth but didn’t have any so you used water. The recipe says to use water, which I did but would have used chicken broth had I remembered you said you use it. I did sprinkle pepper flakes because I always put them in my greens but the written recipe does not mention this as an option. Just an FYI so your followers who use printed directions know. My hubby said to me that this would be a great accompaniment to our Thanksgiving dinner instead of greens! When he says something about a dish I know it’s GOOD. Thank you Rosie!!!!
Steven Thompson says
That looks amazing, I’m pretty sure I could eat that entire bowl by myself, and I just might. I’m book marking this recipe.
Rosie, this recipe is anointed! I usually cook greens with turkey necks but wanted to try the recipe as is. My boys only eat collards but they tried this and loved it! I truly feel like changing the meat will take away the Glory. Thank you for your wonderful recipes!
Thanks for trying my recipes!
Omg this greens and cabbage dish is so delicious! The third time I made it I substituted the water with chicken broth and added 3 chicken bullion cubes. It was so delish! Thank you!
This is best collard green recipe I ever had in my life. It’s easy and taste great! It’s a must try!!
CHERYL WHITE says
I added bacon and fat back. I love collards and I love cabbage and never thought about cooking them together. OMGGGGGG Delicious!!!
Rosie I AM SO00000 glad I happend upon your website and recipes!! I just love reading them and girl, it’s just the end of September, but I am noticing your HOLIDAY RECIPES!! I can’t wait!! I enjoy your videos…. may God continue to bless all of your endeavors!!!
Robin Heiney Betzler says
This is so good. I”m not from the south but moved here a few years ago. I tried collard green but didn’t like them, until I found your recipe. Now I make them at least once a week. This is the best recipe we have ever had and my son who is at home yet ask me to make it all the time for him. I’m making it again today. I’m so happy I found you!
YAYYYYY!! Glad that you like my recipe XOXO!!
Margie Livingston says
I gotta try this. I had collard greens and cabbage together. But this looks quite easy to cook. Will be trying this as a side dish for Thanksgiving. You are an amazing cook. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for the sweet words Margie!
I made a double pot of these greens for my family in Utah last Thanksgiving. Many of them had never had greens before. They were a HIT! I can’t wait to make them again this year. Thanks for sharing with us!
Lorna Morgan Hendricks says
Can I use smoke turkey parts instead of the bacon?
Absolutely . XOXO
Do you par boil collards first to get the bitterness out?
I have made this recipe many times and it is amazing. How would I make this using smoked turkey parts instead?
Tasha Clark says
This recipe sounds really good. I cook as well and let me tell you this dish is so perfect around the holidays. My recipe is similar to yours, however, I use chicken broth (adds so much flavor), brown sugar and red pepper flakes.