Pressure Cooker Kale Greens


This is a recipe for kale greens made in a pressure cooker with turkey bacon. I make this with a 6-quart electric pressure cooker. If you eat red meat, feel free to substitute the turkey bacon with the real thing. If you want less salt, cut back on the bouillon.

close up view of Kale Greens with bacon in a bowl
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
22 mins
Total Time:
27 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 6 ounces turkey bacon, diced

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 celery ribs with leaves, chopped

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound kale, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 (16 ounce) cartons chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 3 cubes chicken bouillon

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • salt to taste

  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce, or to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat. Stir in turkey bacon, onion, celery, and red pepper flakes; cook until turkey bacon is browned and onion is translucent, about 8 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes more. Add kale gradually; cook and stir until just wilted, about 1 minute. Stir in chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, bouillon cubes, sugar, and pepper.

  2. Cover pressure cooker with lid and cook kale according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and release pressure through natural release method. Open the pressure cooker carefully; stir in salt and hot pepper sauce.

Cook's Notes:

Increase kale amount to 1 1/2 pounds or as much as will fit into your pressure cooker for this recipe, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
11g Fat
26g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 2259mg 98%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 143mg 715%
Calcium 201mg 15%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 744mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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