Southern-Style Collard Greens Recipe

Southern-Style Collard Greens Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Island Vibe Cooking via Youtube


Are you still making your Thanksgiving menu? Add this southern-style collard greens recipe from Island Vibe Cooking on YouTube to your feast; I promise you won’t regret it. It’s the best collard greens in town, and if it’s your first time cooking this dish, this recipe is just right for you. It’s easy and so flavorful! 


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It’s also quick to prepare and all cooks in one pot. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving, but you can make this all year round and any day of the week. Watch the video below to learn the step by step instructions.


  • 2 bundles of collard greens, washed
  • 1 turkey drumstick, smoked
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 1 tbsp red hot sauce
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 pack of secret onion and soup mix
  • 2 tbsp + 1/2 tbsp better than bouillon, divided
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp chicken bouillon
  • 8 cups of chicken broth, divided


Step 1

To start, fry your chopped bacon until brown, then add the diced onion and minced garlic. Continue to cook for a few more minutes or until fragrant, then add the smoked turkey drumstick, the collard greens, and 4 cups of chicken broth. Season with one pack of secret onion and soup mix, 1 tsp ground black pepper, salt, 1 tbsp chicken bouillon, 1 tbsp red hot sauce, 2 tbsp better than bouillon, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, and 1 tsp sugar. Once done seasoning, add another 4 cups of chicken broth. Mix everything well, then cover it with its lid and simmer for one hour.

Cooking the bacon for the southern-style collard greens
Image credits: Island Vibe Cooking via Youtube


Step 2

After an hour, pull the turkey drumstick out, remove its bone, then shred it to pieces. Transfer it back to the pot, mix well, then simmer for another five minutes to let everything incorporate. Serve and enjoy!

Adding the turkey back to the collard greens
Image credits: Island Vibe Cooking via Youtube

Southern-Style Collard Greens Recipe

Southern-Style Collard Greens Recipe

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