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Make your New Year’s Day complete with this Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas Recipe. Simple ingredients makes this recipe so delicious.

Black eyed peas in bowl with a serving on a spoon
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Black Eyed Peas is a classic recipe that we serve on New Year’s Day every year to bring good luck throughout the year. Making this instant pot recipe allows them to cook tender and full flavor without a lot of work.

Check out the many ways you can make Black Eyed Peas in these recipes. You may even like to make Crock Pot Black Eyed Peas or this Black Eyed Peas Recipe for a delicious variation.

Why We Love This Recipe:

We usually make Black Eyed Peas on the Stove-Top but placing in the pressure cooker is even easier. There is no soaking required and in less than 30 minutes and simple seasoning this vegetables is ready to serve.

You will love the way they taste and how easy they are to make. Even my pickiest eater will eat a spoonful because of how delicious they are.

Ingredients:

Ingredients for Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas - Black Eyed Peas, chicken broth, diced tomatoes, ham, onion, minced garlic, salt and pepper
  • Dry Black-Eyed Peas
  • Box Chicken Broth
  • Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • Diced Ham 
  • Onion, diced
  • Minced Garlic
  • Salt and Black Pepper

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Variations Ideas:

  • Add Meat – We love the ham adds to the black eyed peas. But you can also add a ham bone or ham hocks for more flavor. Feel free to also add in bacon or slice smoked sausage.
  • Collard Greens – Instant Pot black eyed peas and collard greens is a delicious combination.
  • Seasoning – Feel free to use different types of seasoning to add flavor. Add in thyme, bay leaves, cloves garlic, and smoked paprika.
  • Broth – Chicken broth is delicious addition but feel free to use vegetable broth or 4 cups of water.

Step by Step Instructions:

Rinsing the black eyed peas in a colander

Step 1 – Rinse the black eyed beans.

Placing the black eyed peas in the instant pot

Step 2 – Place the cleaned dry beans in the Instant pot.

Adding the ingredients to the instant pot

Step 3 – Add the chicken broth, can of diced tomatoes, ham, onion, garlic, and pepper in the instant pot.

Ingredients mixed together in the instant pot

Step 4 – Stir to combine. Add the lid and set the valve to sealing. Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button (or dial) and use the + or – button (or dial) to select 17 minutes on High Pressure.

  • Step 5 – Once it is cooked, allow it to do a natural release for at least 15 minutes, then release the remaining pressure.
  • Step 6 – Stir, serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Tips:

  • Preparing Black Eyed Peas – Before placing the black eyed peas in the instant pot, make sure to rinse and remove any debris. We like to pour the black eyed peas in a colander while running water over them.
  • Cooking Time – Cooking time will vary depending on your instant pot. We recommend cooking on high pressure and let the pressure cooker do a natural release. This allows the black eyed peas to continue cookie.
  • Combining Ingredients – There is no need to use a separate bowl to combine the ingredients. Everything can be combined straight in the instant pot.
  • Meal Prep – This is a great recipe to meal prep with. We recommend preparing this to enjoy throughout the week for a delicious side dish.
Close up image of black eyed peas with a bite on a spoon

Serving Suggestions:

Tender black eyed peas is delicious served with many different sides or as Hoppin’ John with white rice. Make sure to make Homemade Cornbread to crumble on top or serve with butter. We even love to serve with fried potatoes for a family favorite side.

This southerner dish can also be added to your stews and soups for added fiber and protein.

A bowl of black eyed peas

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers:

Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. We think they taste even better the next day as the ingredients really marinate together. When you are ready to reheat, heat on the stovetop or in the microwave depending on how much you have left.

Can I Freeze?

Black Eyed Peas freeze great if stored in a freezer safe container. They will last about 3 months. When ready to serve, thaw overnight in the fridge.

How Long to Cook Black Eyed Peas:

Cook black eyed peas in the instant pot for about 17 minutes on high pressure. Then allow the pressure cooker to do a natural release for about 10 minutes.

Do I Need to Soak before Cooking?

In this recipe, there is no need to soak the black eyed peas before cooking in the instant pot.

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Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

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Make your New Year's Day complete with this Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas Recipe. Simple ingredients makes this recipe so delicious.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Natural Release 15 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 170

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. dry black-eyed peas
  • 32 oz. box chicken broth
  • 14 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced ham you can add a ham bone or ham hocks for more flavor
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Rinse the black eyed beans.
  • Place in the Instant pot.
  • Add the chicken broth, can of diced tomatoes, ham, onion, garlic, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Add the lid and set the valve to sealing.
  • Press the Pressure Cook/Manual button (or dial) and use the + or – button (or dial) to select 17 minutes on High Pressure.
  • Once it is cooked, allow it to do a natural release for at least 15 minutes, then release the remaining pressure.
  • Stir, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 170kcal, Carbohydrates 20g, Protein 13g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 17mg, Sodium 848mg, Potassium 446mg, Fiber 6g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 93IU, Vitamin C 7mg, Calcium 50mg, Iron 3mg

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