Turnip Greens Stew

Frozen seasoning blend is a mixture of diced onion, red and green bell peppers, and celery.

Southern Living JANUARY 2002

  • Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings


  • 2 cups chopped cooked ham
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 (16-ounce) packages frozen chopped turnip greens
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen seasoning blend
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper


Sauté chopped ham in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add chicken broth and remaining ingredients; bring greens mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes.

NOTE: For testing purposes only, we used McKenzie's Seasoning Blend.

M1Collard Stew: Substitute 1 (16-ounce) package frozen chopped collard greens and 1 (16-ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained, for 2 packages turnip greens. Prepare recipe as directed, cooking collard greens 15 minutes; add black-eyed peas, and cook 10 more minutes.


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