Collard Greens Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 130 MINUTES

3 ratings
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  • 1 large bunch collard greens
  • 1 tablespoon Paula Deen's Seasoned Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Paula Deen's Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 lb smoked meat, (ham hocks, smoked turkey wings, or smoked neck bones)
  • 1 tablespoon butter


In a large pot, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil and add smoked meat, house seasoning, seasoned salt and hot sauce. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 1 hour.


Wash the collard greens thoroughly. Remove the stems that run down the center by holding the leaf in your left hand and stripping the leaf down with your right hand. The tender young leaves in the heart of the collards don't need to be stripped. Stack 6 to 8 leaves on top of one another, roll up, and slice into 1/2 to 1-ince thick slices. Place greens in pot with meat and add butter. Cook for 45 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally. When done taste and adjust seasoning.


Serve with favorite dish as a side.

Collard Greens


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3 Reviews

Shirl-Lynn 12/29/2014
This recipe was

This recipe was absolutely amazing!!!!! I've never made collard greens ever, and I made them for my family for Christmas dinner and it was so easy to make and full of flavor!!! My family gave me many compliments and praises over these greens! It was really good. I'm not only recommending them, but will now make them on a regular basis for my family.

Lesa 12/9/2014
Best collard gre

Best collard greens I've ever had!

Pauline 12/6/2014
Awesome recipe!

Awesome recipe! I use greens already cut and washed in the bag to save time. Also, I use Texas Pete Hot Sauce (Paula Deen approved). This recipe can be used with string beans and lima beans as well. I've also substituted bacon grease for the butter (double the amount) when I have no smoked meat and the taste is amazing!

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