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Pressure cooked black eyed peas in a bowl.

Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas Recipe

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas recipe is a no-soak dried bean recipe that is packed full of smoky 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.
5 from 19 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 398 kcal


  • 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
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  • Melt the butter in the Instant Pot inert on the saute setting.
  • 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).
  • Add the minced garlic to the Instant Pot and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add the diced ham, black-eyed peas and bay leaves to the Instant Pot.
  • Add the chicken stock and stir with a large spoon to combine.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot making sure it has locked into place.
  • Check the pressure valve and make sure it is set to the sealing position.
  • 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.
  • After 12 minutes carefully push the Instant Pot valve to the releasing setting allowing any steam to release.
  • Open the lid carefully, away from your face to prevent a steam burn.
  • Serve with white rice, crusty french bread or crackers.
  • Makes 8 servings.



Serving: 1Bowl | Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 1190mg | Potassium: 1038mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1544IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 6mg
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