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Truly Tasty Turnips with Greens

This savory dish is a hit at every church dinner. Adjust the seasonings as you please to make the recipe your own. —Amy Inman, Hiddenite, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    14 servings


  • 2-3/4 pounds turnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 bunch fresh turnip greens (about 12 ounces), chopped
  • 8 ounces cubed fully cooked country ham or 2 smoked ham hocks (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cartons (32 ounces each) chicken broth


  • In a greased 6- or 7-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until vegetables are tender, stirring once. If using ham hocks, remove meat from bones when cool enough to handle; cut ham into small pieces and return to slow cooker. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Sugar is added to many recipes for turnip greens to offset their somewhat bitter flavor.
  • Nutrition Facts
    3/4 cup: 58 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 514mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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