Instant Pot Collard Greens


Quick Southern-style collard greens made in your Instant Pot.

close up view of roasted Collard Greens served with soup with bread with butter on a white plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 bunch collard greens

  • 4 thick slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • salt to taste


  1. Rinse collard greens; remove and discard thick parts of stems. Chop greens to desired size.

  2. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute function. Cook bacon until brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Turn off Saute function. Pour in water and vinegar. Scrape the bottom of the pot to release stuck bits of bacon. Add collard greens and stir to coat. Pour in chicken broth and season with salt. Close and lock the lid.

  3. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 5 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions for 20 minutes. Quick-release remaining steam, according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Season with more salt if necessary.

Cook's Note:

Add chopped onions and cook either with the bacon or after the bacon, and cook until soft and translucent. You can add other spices to your liking in addition to salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

68 Calories
4g Fat
4g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 988mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 81mg 2%

* 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.

You’ll Also Love