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Potlikker Soup

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound smoked ham, chopped (about 3 cups chopped)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups chicken broth (2 32-ounce boxes)
  • 1 (16-ounce bag) frozen chopped collard greens (or other green of your choice)
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (28-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat the oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Add the ham and onion and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the onions are translucent. Add the garlic, cook about a minute more. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Stir in the frozen greens. Bring back up to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add the rinsed peas and drained tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.


Serving: 5g