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."

Ingredients 1 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 140 cals

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  • 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 formerly clueless Yankee!


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 some extra zing.

Robin H

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 followed the recipe exactly and it was great. I've added my own touches here and there, as does every other cook I know. You have to add your own personal touch. Thanks for a great recipe.