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Vegetarian Parmesan Broth Collard Greens

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish, vegetable
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: collard green recipe, side dish, vegetarian side dish
Servings: 4
Author: Virginia Willis


  • nonstick spray
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 15-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 piece Parmigiano Reggiano rind
  • 3 cups water or vegetable stock
  • 4 cups chopped collard greens
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Mist the bottom of a pot with nonstick cooking spray. Add the onions and garlic. Add the tomatoes, red pepper flakes, rind, stock, and collard greens. Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to simmer. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper. Keeps up to 3 days in an airtight container.