How to Cook Fresh Turnip Greens


Freshly cooked turnip greens are an ideal side meal to the perfect holiday meal. It is also a great side for family dinners. If cooked properly, the turnip greens will be tender and delicious. Preparation time takes only 15 minutes maximum.

Step 1

Wash the greens thoroughly. Gather them all together, and chop them into medium-sized slices.

Step 2

Fill the pot halfway with water. Bring the water to a boil on medium-high heat.

Step 3

Add a pinch of salt, a ham hock, and the fresh greens to the pot, and cover.

Step 4

Cook for about 15 minutes and serve.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 pound turnip greens
  • Water
  • Large pot
  • Salt
  • 1 ham hock


  • Cooks
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