Recipe courtesy of Sam Edwards

Dan Doodle Collard Greens

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 35 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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One 3- to 5-pound Edwards of Surry, Virginia Dan Doodle sausage

3 pounds collard greens, washed and trimmed, stems removed 

3 pounds collard greens, washed and trimmed, stems removed

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 

Salt and pepper

Salt and pepper 


  1. In a large pot, bring 3 quarts water to a low boil. Add the Dan Doodle and let simmer for 30 minutes to create a broth.
  2. Cut the collard leaves into quarters and add them to the pot with the sausage. Add the crushed red pepper flakes and stir. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and continue to simmer until the collard greens are tender, 15 to 20 minutes more. Remove the sausage and, if desired, slice and serve it with the collard greens.

Cook’s Note

The sausage can also be sliced 1/4-inch thick, pan fried and served with the greens if desired.