Collard Greens

6 servings
For 25 & 50 servings, see Recipe notes below.

CACFP Home Childcare Crediting Information

⅓ cup provides:

  • ¼ cup vegetable.


Collard Greens

2 Tbsp (about 1 slice)  Turkey bacon, cooked, chopped
½ cup  Onions, fresh, peeled, ¼
2 qts  Collard greens, fresh, leaves only, chopped
1 cup  Water
¼ tsp  Liquid smoke (optional)
Nonstick cooking spray

Collard Greens Directions

  1.  Coat a medium stockpot with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
  2. Heat bacon for 3–4 minutes, until lightly brown, stirring frequently.
  3. Increase heat to medium–high. Add onions, and sauté until soft.
  4. Add collard greens. Sauté for 1–2 minutes, stirring continuously, until greens begin to wilt.
  5. Add water to stockpot, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 5–7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in liquid smoke (optional). Remove from heat when greens are tender. Heat to 140 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
  6. Serve ⅓ cup.
    Critical Control Point: Hold at 140 °F or higher.


Source: Child Nutrition Recipe Box: Healthy Recipes for Child Nutrition Professionals (Institute of Child Nutrition).

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