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Pressure cooked black eyed peas in a bowl.

Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas Recipe

  • Author: Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Instant Pot Recipes
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Southern


Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas Recipe no-soak beans

Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas recipe is a no-soak dried bean recipe that is packed full of smokey ham flavor with melt in your mouth black-eyed peas.

Black-Eyed Peas are also called Cowpeas and Black-Eyed beans. Black-Eyed Peas are a traditional Southern recipe eaten on New Year's day that is said to bring luck in the new year.



  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon diced garlic
  • 2 large bay leaves
  • 3 cups diced ham or a leftover ham bone
  • 1 lb dried black-eyed peas, rinsed and picked through
  • 6 cups chicken stock


  1. Melt the butter in the Instant Pot inert on the saute setting.
  2. Add the diced onion, diced carrots, salt and ground pepper to the melted butter and saute for about 3 minutes to sweat the onions (link).
  3. Add the minced garlic to the Instant Pot and saute for 1 minute.
  4. Add the diced ham, black-eyed peas and bay leaves to the Instant Pot.
  5. Add the chicken stock and stir with a large spoon to combine.
  6. Place the lid on the Instant Pot making sure it has locked into place.
  7. Check the pressure valve and make sure it is set to the sealing position.
  8. Press the manual button on the Instant Pot and set the time to 30 minutes. Pressure cook for 30 minutes and then naturally release the steam for 15 minutes.
  9. After 12 minutes carefully push the Instant Pot valve to the releasing setting allowing any steam to release.
  10. Open the lid carefully, away from your face to prevent a steam burn.
  11. Serve with white rice, crusty french bread or crackers.
  12. Makes 8 servings.


  • Serving Size: 1 Bowl
  • Calories: 251
  • Carbohydrates: 20.6g
  • Fiber: 3.7g
  • Protein: 21.5g

Keywords: Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas, No soak dried bean recipe, Instant Pot Dried Bean recipe, Black-Eyed Beans recipe, Beans and Ham recipe

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