Collard Greens With Bacon

Collard Greens With Bacon
In this Southern staple, salty bacon adds a meaty heft to wilted collard greens. Get the recipe. Photo: Jonny Valiant
Hands On Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 serves


  • 6 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 large shallots, thinly sliced

  • 4 bunches collard greens, stems discarded and leaves cut into strips (about 20 cups)

  • kosher salt and black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Cook the bacon in a large pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes; transfer to a plate. Add the shallots to the drippings in the pot and cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. Add as many collard greens to the pot as will fit, season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper, and cook, tossing frequently and adding more collard greens when there is room, until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and sprinkle with the bacon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

102 Calories
7g Fat
7g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 102
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Calcium 131mg 10%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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