Our Best Collard Greens Recipes
Collard greens are beloved in the American South for their slightly bitter, earthy flavor, and excellent when braised for a long period. Here are our best collard greens recipes, from a collard pesto to creamed collard greens.
Roasted Squash Wedges with Collard-Peanut Pesto
Pesto doesn't have to just be all about fresh basil. Here, Bryant Terry blanches and shocks the greens to remove their bitter edge and preserve their vibrant green color in the sauce.
Collard Cobbler with Cornmeal Biscuits
Cornmeal biscuits make a delicious crust for these smoky, spicy collard greens.
Collard Greens with Fennel and Orange Butter
Fennel brings brightness to hearty collards, while a rich orange butter adds a touch of luxury.
Creamed Collard Greens with Parmesan Crumbs
Bake the greens in individual dishes for a more sophisticated presentation.
Creamed Collard Greens
This is a Southern interpretation of French creamed spinach. The collards add a pleasant bitterness to this lush side dish, but it's important to shred them finely before you simmer them in the cream or they'll never get tender.
Cider-Braised Collards with Ham
Ham brings richness to collard greens, while apple cider adds a touch of fruitiness.
Collard Greens Ramen
This dish by Todd Richards is a riff on yakamein, the New Orleans ramen-style dish. Collard greens cooked in bourbon make for an excellent potlikker, the basis of the broth in this dish.
Brazilian Collard Greens
Von Diaz took inspiration from Jessica B. Harris' recipe for these garlic-forward collards, served with a spicy, bright green sauce.
Coconut Chicken with Pickled Pepper Collards
Chef Marcus Samuelsson uses pickled peppers to add zip to his collard, served here with fried chicken cutlets that get a quick bath in buttermilk and coconut before cooking.
Sautéed Collards and Cabbage with Gremolata
Rather than go with the braised approach, here Carla Hall keeps some of the collards' crunchy bite, infusing them with lemon, garlic, and red-pepper flakes.