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Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas Recipe

Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas are surprisingly quick and easy-to-make, you don't even have to soak them. Simply add the dried beans and either water or broth to your trusty pressure cooker, then set it and forget it.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 24 minutes
Come to Pressure: 6 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 33 kcal


  • 1 cup black eyed peas dried
  • 1 ½ cups water chicken or vegetable broth
  • ½ tsp. salt optional


  1. Sort through black eyed peas to ensure there are no clumps or dirt or stones remaining.
  2. Add black eyed peas, water, or broth, and salt to a 4 or 6-quart pressure cooker.
  3. Set the pressure to high and cook for 13-14 minutes, depending on your desired tenderness. Wait for a 10 minute natural pressure release.

  4. Move the pressure release valve to the venting position to release all of the steam. Open the lid once the float valve goes down.
  5. Serve immediately with additional salt and black pepper or use in your favorite recipes. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: Cook up a big batch and keep on hand to enjoy anytime.
  • To Store: Place in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.
  • To Freeze: Seal in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to 3 months.
  • To Reheat: Warm them up on the stovetop with a little water, or simply microwave until hot.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 33 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 163mg7%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 4IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.