Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas + VIDEO

Bowl of black eyed peas in white bowl on wooden table next to bowl of rice.

{No Soak} Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas cook up quickly with the help of your pressure cooker. Serve this traditional side dish on New Year’s for good luck!

I’ve really embraced the Instant Pot for making beans at home with no soaking. I’ve made Instant Pot Chickpeas and Instant Pot Refried Beans with great success, so I couldn’t wait to try my hand at Black Eyed Peas in the Instant Pot.

Cooking dry beans at home is a great way to save money. I also find that they have much more flavor, since you can flavor them right from the beginning. Plus, it’s so easy! In less than an hour, you’ll have tender, flavorful beans.

It’s a long standing tradition in the south that eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day brings good luck. I don’t know if that’s true, but I do know that I like to flavor my black eyed peas in the style of the south – with bacon, smoked sausage and creole seasoning.

Typically, black eyed peas are served alongside collard greens. But I took a shortcut and cooked them all together in one dish. I love the texture and flavor that the collard greens provide to the dish, and they become so perfectly seasoned when they cook up with the bacon and smoked sausage.

Bowl of uncooked black eyed peas next to bunch of kale and stalks of celery on wooden table.

How to Cook Black Eyed Peas in Instant Pot: 

  • Saute bacon and smoked sausage using the SAUTE feature.
  • Add in onion, jalapeno, garlic, and celery.
  • Add broth, peas and collard greens and set pot to seal.
  • Cook on HIGH pressure for 30 minutes.
  • Season & enjoy!

How Long to Cook Dried Black Eyed Peas: 

  • Black eyed peas take about 30 minutes to cook in the pressure cooker. If you would like your beans a bit more firm, try cooking for only 25 minutes.

How to Season Black Eyed Peas: 

  • When the black eyed peas are done cooking, I like to season them with creole seasoning and additional salt. Because different brands of chicken broth, and different brands of creole seasoning can vary quite a bit in saltiness, I like to start with a small amount of seasoning and adjust from there.

How to Serve Black Eyed Peas: 

  • You can serve these black eyed peas over rice (as a Hoppin’ John), with cornbread or as a side dish to accompany other meats.

Bowl of black eyed peas in white bowl on wooden table next to bowl of rice.

Instant Pot Side Dishes: 

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Pressure Cooker Black Eyed Peas Recipe

Bowl of black eyed peas in white bowl on wooden table next to bowl of rice.

Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black eyed peas, instant pot black eyed peas, southern black eyed peas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Time for Pressure to Build & Release: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 455 kcal

{No Soak} Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas cook up quickly with the help of your pressure cooker. Serve this traditional side dish on New Year's for good luck!

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried black eyed peas
  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 cup smoked sausage diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Jalapeno seeded and minced
  • 1 Tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups bone broth or chicken broth
  • 2 cups chopped collard greens
  • 2-3 teaspoons creole seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Rice to serve

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to SAUTE. Once hot, add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 4-5 minutes. Add sausage and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Add onion, celery, garlic, jalapeno, thyme, bay leaf and saute 1-2 minutes longer.
  3. Add broth and scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Stir in black eyed peas and collard greens.
  4. Cover and seal the lid - turn the vent to sealing. Hit CANCEL then press the MANUAL (high pressurbutton and set the timer for 30 minutes. It will take about 15 minutes for Instant Pot to come to full pressure, then the display will show a countdown timer.
  5. Once the 30 minutes are up, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then release any remaining pressure.
  6. Remove the bay leaf. Taste and season with creole seasoning and salt and pepper, if needed. Serve with rice.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 455 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 1294mg56%
Potassium 1192mg34%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 396IU8%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 122mg12%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

2 comments

  1. Marlene

    5 stars
    You didn’t list collard greens in ingredient list!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      So sorry about that! I used 2 cups of chopped collard greens. I’ll adjust the recipe shortly. Thank you so much for the heads up!

      Reply

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