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This collard greens and cabbage recipe is the perfect soul food side dish

Soulful Cabbage & Collard Greens

Tender collard greens and cabbage cooked with bacon, onions, and the perfect touch of seasoning. This is the perfect soul food side dish!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Soul Food, Southern
Keyword Cabbage and Collard Greens
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 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