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Bowl of Black Eyed Peas.

Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

This Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas recipe makes the best black eyed peas ever! Creamy and rich and oh so delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Natural Pressure Release 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 260kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 carrots peeled and cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • 1 onion cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • 2 stalks celery cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • 1 pound black eyed peas dried, rinsed and sorted
  • 2 cups cubed ham or preferably a meaty hambone
  • 7 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Turn Instant Pot to sauté and drizzle in the olive oil.
  • When hot, add the garlic, onion, carrots, and celery and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Sauté until slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the black eyed peas and stir to combine. Top with the hambone or the cubed ham.
  • Pour in 7 cups of water.
  • Lock the lid in place and set the valve on sealing. Set the pressure to high and set the timer for 20 minutes.
  • When the timer beeps, let the pressure cooker do a natural pressure release for 30 minutes, then turn the valve to venting and let the rest of the pressure come down.
  • Remove the hambone and when cooled enough to handle, shred the ham and add it back to the beans. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.



Note - I used 2 cups of cubed ham in the ingredients so that I could get nutrition information, I would highly recommend using a hambone. 


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 819mg | Potassium: 563mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 7750IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 3mg