Crockpot Collard Greens

Course: dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 70kcal
Author: Amanda |
A southern classic especially during the holidays! Give this simple yet delicious Crockpot Collard Greens Recipe a try! The slow cooker makes them amazing!
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  • 1 smoked ham hock
  • 4 -6 slices bacon thick, optional
  • 8 cups collard greens tough ribs and stems removed, torn into thin strips
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups water

Serve With

  • ½ cup onion minced, optional
  • red wine vinegar amount to taste (optional)
  • hot pepper sauce


  • Rinse collards thoroughly before using.
  • Remove any thick stems and tear or chop leaves into strips.
  • Cook bacon in a skillet until the fat renders and bacon becomes translucent.
  • Place bacon, with its drippings, into the bottom of the crock pot.
  • Add the greens, ham hock, salt, pepper, and water into crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
  • Remove ham hock, discard skin and shred meat, returning meat to crock pot.
  • Serve greens with minced onion, vinegar and Tabasco, if desired.


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1807IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg