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Slow Cooker Collard Greens

These Slow Cooker Collard Greens with Bacon is one of those easy recipes that will have your reaching for your crock pot time and again.  A great Southern style side dish for the holidays or New Years.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Healthy
Keyword spicy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 14 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 29 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 151kcal


  • 8 ounces turkey bacon or bacon of choice, chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound collard greens washed, trimmed and chopped
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey or sweetener of choice
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt


  • Spray your slow cooker with cooking spray and set to saute,  Cook bacon for 5 minutes. Add onion and cook 8 more minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Alternatively, if your slow cooker does not have a saute function, use a skillet and follow the directions as written.  Transfer to your slow cooker and proceed with the recipe.
  • Change to slow cooker.  Add chicken broth, collard greens, apple cider vinegar, Old Bay seasoning, celery seeds, honey, crushed red pepper flakes, black pepper and sea salt. 
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 1666mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2895IU | Vitamin C: 37.6mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 1.7mg