Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Collard or Turnip Greens with Smoked Turkey Recipe

Dec 10, 2012

Collard or Turnip Greens with Smoked Turkey Recipe

There's nothing better than a huge, heaping plate full of soul food! These greens with smoked turkey are the perfect addition to that plate! I love some fried catfish and chicken, baked mac & cheese and cornbread along with some of these greens. That's one great meal! When you cook these, make sure to give your self a few hours for them to simmer while you are preparing the rest of the food. They are so full of flavor and pretty healthy too. Enjoy!

Collard or Turnip Greens with Smoked Turkey (print recipe)

What you need:
1 pound collard or turnip greens, or a mixture of both rinsed, and chopped into bite sized pieces
1 medium onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
1- 1 pound smoked turkey leg
hot sauce

Combine all ingredients except the turkey leg in a large stock pot. Add enough water to cover 3/4 of the greens. Add turkey leg. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 2-3 hours.

Remove the turkey leg during cooking, remove meat, cut into bite sized pieces, and add back to the greens. Serve with a few dashes of hot sauce.

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This recipe was shared at:
Marvelous Monday at This Gal Cooks
Mix it Up Monday at Flour Me with Love
Mealtime Monday at Couponing and Cooking
Foodie Friends Friday
Weekend Potluck at The Better Baker
Foodie Friday at Simple Living
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Tasty Thursdays at Mandatory Mooch
Creative Thursday at Michelle's Tasty Creations
Whatcha Whipped Up at DJ's Sugar Shack
Wonderful Food Wednesday at At Home Take 2
Wednesday Extravaganza at Hungry Little Girl
Whimsy Wednesday at Smart School House
All My Bloggy Friends at Love Bakes Good Cakes
Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training


  1. This looks so good, I always make a big pot and freeze them. Put on a pot of hot rice and cornbread. This is good eats.

    1. I will have to try them with rice!! I agree, such good eats. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I was just saw that you put this recipe on Chef in Training. Yummo! I love hearty greens like this and the turkey legs sealed the deal. Hope you will share on Thursdays Treasures.

    1. Thanks! I missed linking up this week. Will have to catch you next week!

  3. This looks so good. I can see my family eating it after the holiday, when you need good soul food!

    Thanks for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday. I look forward to seeing what you bring next week.

    Cynthia at

  4. Great healthy version with smoked turkey. Thanks for sharing this soulful food with us.

  5. Being raised in the south, I love collards. Smoked turkey is a great replacement for pork.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FFF this week.

  6. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen


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