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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.
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time24 minutes
Come to Pressure:6 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings


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


  • Sort through black eyed peas to ensure there are no clumps or dirt or stones remaining.
  • Add black eyed peas, water, or broth, and salt to a 4 or 6-quart pressure cooker.
    1 cup black eyed peas, 1 ½ cups water, ½ tsp. salt
  • Set the pressure to high and cook for 13-14 minutes, depending on your desired tenderness. Wait for a 10 minute natural pressure release.
  • Move the pressure release valve to the venting position to release all of the steam. Open the lid once the float valve goes down.
  • Serve immediately with additional salt and black pepper or use in your favorite recipes. Enjoy!


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.


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg