A southern-inspired side dish that will impress your family or a crowd. Whip up this easy Instant Pot collard greens with ham and bacon in every single bite. Collard greens never tasted so good.
The bacon and the ham joined together in this collards recipe really allows the flavor to burst. Serve up this side for a holiday gathering or even a weeknight side.
You will find hundreds of ways to cook up collard greens, but these pressure cooker collard greens are my absolute favorite.
Table of contents
- Ingredients for Instant Pot Collard Greens
- How to Make Collard Greens in Instant Pot
- How do I get the bitterness out of collard greens?
- How long does it take to steam collard greens?
- Can you overcook collard greens?
- Do you need to soak collard greens?
- Is Kale and collard greens the same thing?
- More Pressure Cooker Recipes To Try
Ingredients for Instant Pot Collard Greens
- Collard Greens
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Chicken Broth
- Brown Sugar
- Crushed Red Pepper
- Salt And Pepper
How to Make Collard Greens in Instant Pot
Turn the saute feature on the Instant Pot, and once hot toss in your diced bacon, ham, and onions. Cook for 5-6 minutes.
When done with saute turn off and pour chicken stock in and deglaze the pot.
Toss in the remaining ingredients and the pressure cooker followed by 5 minutes of a natural release of pressure.
Open, stir and serve this delicious soul food recipe!
How do I get the bitterness out of collard greens?
Salt and even lemon juice can help to remove the bitterness from the greens. As you will see in this recipe I used salt. Now if it is still bitter feel free to add some lemon juice to remove any leftover bitterness.
How long does it take to steam collard greens?
Steaming collard greens takes around 5-10 minutes to do. For this Instant pot recipe you will see I cook it for 5 minutes followed by 5 minute natural release.
Can you overcook collard greens?
You will find that collard greens are one item that are very forgiving. It is almost impossible to overcook your greens.
If you want your green a bit more tender, just flip the saute function on and let your greens simmer a bit longer to fit the texture you prefer.
Do you need to soak collard greens?
It is recommended for you to rinse your collard greens really well. The first soak I recommend soaking in vinegar for 5 minutes, then rinse well with cold water. Then do 2 more soaks for 5-minutes each in cold water.
You will find this helps remove any debris or grit on your leaves. Then prep the leaves as you would.
Is Kale and collard greens the same thing?
The two are in the same family, but you will find collards offer a lower carb and higher fiber than kale. Kale on the other hand contains more iron than greens. Both are delicious and great to incorporate into your diet.