Using steamed collard greens is a clever way to make a quick snack or a platter of colorful wraps for a crowd. Try our version, and then make a habit of keeping the steamed leaves in a resealable bag in your fridge to fill with your favorite leftovers. And if you have it on hand, add a few splashes of green hot sauce to the mayo before spreading.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Ham and Pimento Cheese Collard Wraps
Total:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
5 to 6 wraps
Level:
Easy
Total:
40 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
5 to 6 wraps
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Lay each collard leaf, underside up, on a flat surface. Locate the thickest part of the stem and use a small, sharp knife to just shave the top off for even thickness (this makes rolling the leaves up easier).

Fill a large wide skillet or pan with about 1/4 inch of water. Arrange a few leaves at a time, overlapping, in a circle on the bottom of the pan and sprinkle lightly with salt. Repeat with the remaining leaves.

Put the skillet over medium-high heat and as soon as steam appears, lower the heat to medium, cover and steam until the collards are green, tender and pliable, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and use tongs to transfer the leaves to a baking sheet to cool completely.

Lay out 2 large leaves and slightly overlap (or 3 leaves if they are smaller). If desired, add a few splashes of hot sauce to the mayonnaise. Spread the center of the leaves with 1/2 tablespoon of the mayonnaise, and then top with a slice of cheese followed by three slices of red pepper. Top with another collard leaf, and then with two slices of the ham or 1/4 cup of the chicken. Fold in the sides of the leaves and tightly roll up like a burrito. Cut in half and enjoy, or refrigerate whole for a few hours before serving.

6th Ingredient: A few splashes of green hot sauce on the mayo.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

More Food Network

Whole Lemon Bars 01:36

This lazy cook's version of a lemon bar is simple and delicious.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Gina's Pimento Cheese Cakes

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Brined Fresh Ham

Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell

4 Cheese Stuffed Shells

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Goat Cheese and Herb Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Saag Paneer: Spinach with Indian Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Aarti Sequeira

Beef and Cheese Manicotti

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese Casserole

Recipe courtesy of George Stella

Four-Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Dig In

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.