Instant Pot Collard Greens Recipe

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Instant Pot collard greens deliver tender greens within 45 minutes. The collard greens get a ton of flavor from the smoked turkey wing and a generous dose of garlic.
Utensils Side Dish
Globe New American
Chef Sachet is a food buff who is well-versed in a variety of cuisines. From Italian to Japanese and Spanish to African, she enjoys the boundless creativity of cooking in a home kitchen for friends and family. Her style reflects the city in which she lives — mirroring what she sees, hears, and tastes. Chef Sachet’s recipes and precise cooking techniques are not to be missed.


large onion, chopped
garlic cloves, chopped
bell pepper, chopped
jalapeño, halved
bunches of collard greens, cleaned and trimmed
smoked turkey wing
1/2 cup(s)
apple cider vinegar
2 cup(s)
low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup(s)
raw honey
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions 5 steps | 45 Minutes

Step 1

Clean, trim and chop all the vegetables.

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Step 2

On the sauté setting, add the onion, garlic, red bell pepper, jalapeño and collard greens. Sauté for 5 minutes.

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Step 3

Stir in the smoked turkey wing, vinegar, chicken broth and honey.

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Step 4

Set the pressure cooker setting and cook for 40 minutes. Vent the pressure cooker to release steam.

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Step 5

Stir the collard greens and season to taste. Enjoy!

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Are collard greens healthy?

As a dark leafy green, collard greens are healthy for you. They are an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K, calcium, potassium folate and antioxidants. They are also high in fiber and have a low glycemic index, which helps keep blood sugar levels from spiking. 

How do you get the bitterness out of collard greens?

To reduce the bitterness of collard greens, cooking the greens for a long time helps to mellow out the unpleasant flavor. Cooking the greens in a fat, such as ham hock, softens the bitterness and also adds a meaty flavor to the dish. Finally, adding lemon or salt can also help reduce the bitterness.  

How do you cook collard greens in an instant pot?

Cooking collard greens in an Instant pot is easy and removes the hassle of simmering for a long time. Simply add your choice of vegetables, collard greens, smoked or cured meat, vinegar, broth and a sweetener to the Instant Pot. Cook on manual high pressure for 40 minutes and your collard greens are ready to be enjoyed.

What do collard greens do for your body?

Collard greens are beneficial to your body as they are high in vitamins and minerals. They are also one of the richest sources of calcium which supports bone health. Collard greens are also high in fiber, which helps support digestive health. 

What is the healthiest way to eat collard greens?

There are many healthy ways to enjoy collard greens. Blanching and sautéeing them with spices and herbs is a delicious way to enjoy collard greens without added fat. Collard greens can also be added to soups or blended into smoothies. 

Nutrition Per Serving
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3.4 g
7.5 g
53.8 g


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Sarah D.


25 Jul 2022

Really enjoyed the jalapeno and bell pepper twist to collard greens!

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