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Vegan Instant Pot Collard Greens

  • Author: Shane Martin
  • Prep Time: 10 mins.
  • Cook Time: 5 mins.
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan


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 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste





  1. Add the onion, garlic, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, water, maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar to the Instant Pot. Next, add the collard greens. You will have to push down on them so they don’t stick out of the pressure cooker.
  2. Place the lid on the pressure cooker, lock it and set the valve to “Sealing.” Cook for 5 minutes on high pressure.
  3. Once the time is up do a manual quick release of the pressure by moving the valve to “Venting.”
  4. Open the lid and transfer vegan collard greens to a serving bowl or serve from the Instant Pot


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 41
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 112.7 mg
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: instant pot collard greens, pressure cooker collard greens, southern style collard greens