Turnip Greens

A ceramic bowl with homemade turnip greens in it. A glass of water and a fabric napkin with a butterknife and fork sits next to it.

5 from 3 reviews

These turnip greens are hearty, healthy, and packed with a ton of southern flavors! They're sauteed in butter with onions, bell pepper, and turkey ham, and then they're simmered in beef broth until tender. Honestly, you won't find a turnip greens recipe more delicious than this one. Plus, the best part is that it takes just 5 minutes to prep 'em.



1 pound of washed and cut turnip greens

1 tbsp. of butter (or olive oil)

1/2 cup diced red bell pepper (yellow, green, or orange would work too)

1/2 cup diced onion

1 tsp. of garlic powder or minced garlic

1 cup diced turkey ham

1 1/2 cups of beef broth (you can use chicken broth or veggie broth as well)

1 splash of liquid smoke (optional)


  1. Melt the butter in a pot and add the onions and peppers. Cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, ham, and beef broth.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and add the turnip greens.
  4. Bring to a boil and cook for 30 minutes.
  5. Adjust salt and pepper and serve with a splash of liquid smoke.


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