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Turnip Green Soup

A recipe for turnip green soup made with fresh turnip greens, ham bone, black-eyed peas, onion, and corn. It is a southern-style soup for any time of the year.
Course Soup
Cuisine American Southern
Prep Time 55 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Author Renee

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 ham bone
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup dried black-eyed peas
  • 64 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 pound fresh turnip greens thick stems removed and cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar pepper sauce plus more for serving
  • Salt if needed

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a 7-quart dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent (about 5 minutes).
  2. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add ham bone, corn, black-eyed peans, broth and pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Add turnip greens and increase the heat to high. The greens will wilt as it comes to a boil. Stir or toss occasionally to combine ingredients while it is coming to a boil.
  5. Once it reaches a boil, stir in pepper sauce and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve with additional pepper sauce if desired.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for turnip green soup made with fresh turnip greens, ham bone, black-eyed peas, onion, and corn. It is a southern-style soup for any time of the year.