A side of creamed collard greens is one delicious way to get more veggies on your plate. (If you’re looking, here are more.) Collard greens are part of the brassica family. They’re related to greens like cabbage, broccoli, kale, and pungent mustard plants. Like its relatives, you’ll find collards are hearty enough to hold their own when stewed in a creamy sauce with a pinch of paprika.
Peak season for collards runs from January to April. But this is one quick and yummy dish you might find yourself making year-round. Try serving your greens alongside slow cooker roast chicken with lemon and garlic — because bright, lemony notes bring out the best in creamed collards.