The only Southern Turnip Greens recipe you’ll ever need! Be sure to pair them with my popular Hot Water Cornbread!!
Auntee Gail came from Huntsville, Alabama to attend our gender reveal party about a month ago. During her visit, Jimmie requested that she make her famous turnip greens!! She must have made them about 3 times while she was here.
Everyone just fell in love with them! If you’re not familiar with turnips, they are simply a root vegetable which has a similar texture to potatoes.
This turnip greens recipe really doesn’t need any accompaniment other than a nice and fresh side of hot water cornbread!! Ummm boy!!!! You could also try mixing them in with some mashed potatoes as well for a tasty treat.
Turnip greens are so easy to work with and are very forgiving. I think they’re actually a bit more tender than collard greens. They are certainly the perfect comfort food!!
How To Make Turnip Greens
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Auntee Gail's Turnip Greens Recipe
- 1.5 lbs. smoked turkey necks
- 3 lbs. turnip greens cleaned and torn
- 1 lb. mustard greens cleaned and torn
- 2 medium sweet onions sliced
- 3 large whole Jalapenos
- 1/3 c. apple cider vinegar
- 2 T. Kirkland Seasoning
- 6 small turnip roots peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- In a large pot, boil turkey necks in enough water to cover for about 1 hour over high heat. Make sure that the pot is about 1/3 full with water.
- Reduce heat to medium low and add turnip greens, mustard greens, onion, jalapenos, Kirkland seasoning and apple cider vinegar. Cook for about 3 hours.
- Where there is about 1 hour left for cooking, add turnip root slices, salt, sugar and pepper. Once turnips are tender, the greens are done. Serve with Hot Water Cornbread. Say Grace and enjoy!!
David @ Cooking Chat says
I’ve enjoyed a lot of different greens but I don’t think I’ve had turnip greens. Sounds like a special dish!
So tender, David! You’d love them!!
I hardly use turnips. Now I have a delicious recipe to try my hands with turnips!
We are always looking for more ways to add greens to our diet and this looks great.
Such a lovely recipe…I will definitely try it soon!
Marisa Moore says
Girl, you got me ready to go to the farmer’s market to get some turnip greens! My Grandma always mixed them with mustards too. So good!
Lol! They make the best combo!!!
Kenya T. says
Lol! Mine did too!
Kenya T. says
Felesha, I’ve made mixed greens numerous times, but have never added the actual turnip…but when my grandmother and Aunt cooked them, they used diced turnips. So, with that said, do you think the turnips should be added a little earlier to the pot to allow for longer cooking if using diced vs. sliced? Thanks so much!
Lisa | Garlic & Zest says
I love the smoked turkey necks in this recipe! Does she smoke them herself, or do you find that in the store? I’ve never seen them…
Hi Lisa! You can find them with the other smoked meats in your grocer. Check by the ham!!
You know, I have never tried turnip greens. I don’t know why, since I love turnip. I am going to have to give this a try…since we love spinach, kale, collards….so delicious.
For sure, Gloria!!
Natanja || Home Baked Bliss says
I have had turnips before but never the greens! Definitely want to give it a try. I currently have a bunch of them growing in the garden, they’d be perfect for this.
Tried it absolutely fabulous! My husband had seconds and ate left overs the next day. I have to keep this recipe in my collection.
So glad you and your husband enjoyed these yummy greens!! Auntee Gail will be elated!! 🙂