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4.5 from 2 votes

Crockpot Collard Greens

A southern classic especially during the holidays! Give this simple yet delicious Crockpot Collard Greens Recipe a try! The slow cooker makes them amazing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: dinner, Side Dish
Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Amanda |



  • 1 smoked ham hock
  • 4 -6 slices thick bacon 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 minced mild onion 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.