These vegan Instant Pot Collard Greens are tender, so flavorful, and easy to make. A classic Southern staple ready to eat in just a few minutes instead of hours.
Here in the South collard greens are sacred. And, I have loved them since I was a little kid. But, once I got older I didn’t eat them as much because of the effort it takes to make them. Trust me. It’s a major ordeal. And, I’ll spare you the details.
But, thanks to the invention of the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker and bagged pre-chopped collards I can now have collard greens on my table in less than 20 minutes and so can you. They are super simple to make, delicious, and sure to be a favorite side dish the whole family loves.
How Long To Pressure Cook Collard Greens
You may be asking yourself, “Only 5 minutes?” YES! And, for me that was perfect. The collards came out fairly tender and still hearty. But, that’s how I like them. Also, keep in mind we’re not using ham or turkey which is common in this traditional dish.
If you want your collard greens really tender simply increase the cooking time to 15 minutes.
How To Cook Instant Pot Collard Greens
These Southern style pressure cooker collard greens are so easy to make.
All you have to do is put everything in your Instant Pot, set the timer for 5 minutes, and wait. Remember, it will take about 10-12 minutes for your pressure cooker to come to pressure so plan accordingly.
I have a 6 qt. Instant Pot and was able to cook 2 pounds of collard greens. However, you can simply cut the recipe in half if your pressure cooker is smaller or you want to cook a smaller quantity. The cook time will remain the same.
What To Serve With Vegan Instant Pot Collard Greens
Collards are an excellent side dish and super healthy. Just a couple of reasons why you should eat your collard greens. And, you should make them frequently because they’re incredibly easy to cook.
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These vegan Instant Pot Collard Greens are tender, so flavorful, and easy to make. A classic Southern staple ready to eat in just a few minutes.
- (2) 1 lb. bags of chopped collard greens
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 cups of water or low sodium vegetable broth
- 1 ½ tsp. smoked paprika
- ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 ½ Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- ½ tsp. salt or to taste
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: Vegan
Keywords: instant pot collard greens, pressure cooker collard greens, southern style collard greens