Quick-Cook Southern-Style Greens

You can have tasty greens on your busiest days. Add a bit of ham, black-eyed peas or potatoes to dress them up.

 
Prep
5 min.
Cook
20 min.
Serves
6
Directions
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook ham 4 minutes or until beginning to brown.
  2. Stir in greens and water. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, 10 to 15 minutes for flavors to develop.

VARIATIONS:Prepare recipe as directed, except:

  • Skillet Greens and Black Eyed Peas – Omit ham. Cook 2 cups chopped onion with oil in Step 1. Add 1 can (15.5 oz.) Allens® Black Eyed Peas, rinsed and drained, with greens in Step 2. Omit water and cook, uncovered, 7 to 10 minutes over medium-low.
  • Spicy Greens & Potatoes - Add 1 can (14.5 oz.) Del Monte® Diced New Potatoes, rinsed and drained with greens in Step 2. Omit water and cook, uncovered, 7 to 10 minutes over medium-low. Stir in hot sauce to taste, before serving.
  • Creamed Greens - Omit oil, ham and water. Heat 2 tsp. sugar and greens, uncovered, over medium-low heat about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, cut into bite-size pieces. Cover 3 minutes then stir until melted. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes to thicken.
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Ingredients

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup chopped ham
1 can (27 oz.) Allen’s® Seasoned Turnip Greens, not drained
1 cup water

  • Prep
    5 min.
  • Cook
    20 min.
  • Serves
    6
Ingredients

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup chopped ham
1 can (27 oz.) Allen’s® Seasoned Turnip Greens, not drained
1 cup water

Directions
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook ham 4 minutes or until beginning to brown.
  2. Stir in greens and water. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, 10 to 15 minutes for flavors to develop.

VARIATIONS:Prepare recipe as directed, except:

  • Skillet Greens and Black Eyed Peas – Omit ham. Cook 2 cups chopped onion with oil in Step 1. Add 1 can (15.5 oz.) Allens® Black Eyed Peas, rinsed and drained, with greens in Step 2. Omit water and cook, uncovered, 7 to 10 minutes over medium-low.
  • Spicy Greens & Potatoes - Add 1 can (14.5 oz.) Del Monte® Diced New Potatoes, rinsed and drained with greens in Step 2. Omit water and cook, uncovered, 7 to 10 minutes over medium-low. Stir in hot sauce to taste, before serving.
  • Creamed Greens - Omit oil, ham and water. Heat 2 tsp. sugar and greens, uncovered, over medium-low heat about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, cut into bite-size pieces. Cover 3 minutes then stir until melted. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes to thicken.
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