Collard Greens In the Instant Pot

InstantPot Collard Greens

Collard Greens are so yummy and loaded with all the good nutrients that greens can offer. A perfect accompaniment to smoked meats such as pulled pork, brisket, ribs etc.
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern


  • 1 Instant Pot
  • 1 Replacement Seal For Instant Pot


  • 1 Bunch of Collard Greens stipped from the stem and ribs removed
  • ¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1-2 Smoked Ham Hocks depending on size
  • 1 Quart Chicken Stock
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Pepper Flake
  • Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Sugar


  • Soak the greens overnight in water and baking soda, rinse well.
  • Brown the ham hock in the oil.
  • Add the garlic when the meat is browned.
  • Add in all the rest of the ingredients.
  • Set the Insta-pot to pressure cook for 60 minutes.
  • Release the pressure when indicated.
  • Remove greens from the pot.
  • Reserve the liquid in the bottom, this is called Pot Liquor and can be used to flavor other dishes like black-eyed peas.


Notes: The InstantPot is a time saver and keeps the flavor of the collards in tact which you may loose in a standard pot with lid.
Be aware that you will have to give the  InstantPot a good cleaning after and maybe change the rubber seal as the smell of the collards lingers in the pot.  
We have included the link to the rubber seal replacement under equipment. 
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