Southern Style Holiday Greens

Southern Style Holiday Greens


"This is an old Southern style recipe for country greens that my grandma used to make at all our holiday meals. It was a hit even with the kids."


1 h 30 m servings 140 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 140 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 291 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Rinse the mustard and turnip greens thoroughly to remove gritty dirt, and place in a 12 quart pot with 8 cups of water. Add the butter, pickle juice, bacon and onion, and bring to a rolling boil.
  2. Continue cooking at a full boil for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to low, and simmer for an additional 30 minutes, until tender. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
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  1. 36 Ratings


I made this recipe twice over the holidays--once with bacon and once with some leftover Christmas ham instead. Both were a success! My Southern husband and in-laws loved it. Many thanks from a f...

EXCELLENT!!! I do this on a much smaller scale (2 bunches of just turnip greens) for our smaller family of 5. All my 3 toddlers just love it too! Sometimes, I use some pepperoncini juice for ...

It really annoys me when reviewers change the recipe and then give it a bad review! I've never been a big greens fan, but I made this for a big family gathering, and everyone loved it. I followe...

I used frozen greens and replaced the water with chicken broth. (not as much liquid was needed since not wilting the greens down) It even received rave reviews from those who normally dislike gr...

These greens needed a lot of doctoring! It just didn't have that Southern down home taste I've been accustomed to. I've enjoyed greens during every major holiday while growing up, and finally wa...

I first made this two Thanksgivings ago. It has been requested by my extended family every year since. They love it and so do I.

Ok all you other southern residents can stop reading this post. I made these and they were very good. I have been trimming back on my ham hocks and bacon after watching the last southern gener...

This is an excellent combination of greens the only thing I do different in omit the pickle juice from the cooking and use vegetable oil and salt pork or ham hocks instead of the bacon... diced ...

It seemed like something was missing from this recipe. It's good, but just needs something more...