Slow Cooker Collard Greens

Slow Cooker Collard Greens


"Got this from a coworker who made these for the office holiday potluck. Collard greens are cooked all day with ham shanks and pickled jalapeno. Yum!"

Ingredients 8 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 99 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 99 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.2g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 82 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Fill a large pot about 1/2 full with water. Place the ham shanks into the water, and as many of the greens as you can fit. Bring to a gentle boil.
  2. As soon as the greens begin wilting, start transferring the greens to the slow cooker. Alternate layers of greens with the ham shanks and jalapeno until the slow cooker is full. Stir in the baking soda, olive oil, pepper and garlic powder. Cover, and bring to a boil on High. Reduce heat to Low, and cook for 8 to 10 hours.
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  1. 27 Ratings


this was a great recipe..but i made so many changes that it evolved into a recipe of my own creation. first i omitted step 1 and the baking soda. next, i put in smoked turkey necks and seasoning(old bay and tony chacherre's creole seasoning) and the greens at the same time. next i piled on the greens(i conbined collard and mustard)!! i let them cook down for an hour and then put in the extra greens that didn't fit at first. i stirred every hour or so and added seasoning to taste. i cooked for 5hrs the night before and then 3hrs the day of thanksgiving, by doing that the seasonings had asorbed really well and the greens were tender and flavorful!! hope this helps a little.


This is great. I made this with frozen collard greens and skipped first step. Super flavor, not very hot even with jalapenos.


Very good recipe. I used smoked turkey legs and instead of boiling the meat on the stove first, I threw everything into the crockpot. I put in 2 cups of chicken broth and cooked on low for 6 hours.