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Instant Pot collard greens with bacon

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Southern favorite and so comforting, this Instant pot collard greens will be an amazing side dish for any family gatherings. Added bacon brings so much meaty flavor to the dish that makes this pressure cooker dish great and for the holidays and as an weekday meal.

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a bowl of southern style collard greens with bacon

I have to admit that i never tried collard greens made in pressure cooker before. I was a bit scared but curious.  If you are in doubt, just look at those photos- bright green collard greens combined with onion and crispy bacon bites… what a fantastic combination!

Instant pot collard greens ingredients

  1. Collard greens. This is the major ingredient in this dish so make sure its very fresh and bright in color. If you have to keep it for a few days before cooking, make sure to put it in the plastic bag and keep it in the fridge.
  2. Bacon. Choose traditional cut bacon for easy cooking
  3. Onion and garlic.
  4. Broth. Use the broth of choice, whatever is your favorite. I used chicken broth here because that was all i could find in my pantry. Vegetable or beef broth will work well too.

pressure cooker collard greens

How to prepare collard greens

When cooking with greens i use only the green parts, the leaves. The process of preparing collard greens for pressure cooking is easy and has only two steps:

  • Cut leafy parts from the stem using a sharp knife
  • Stack several leaves on top of each other, roll them into one piece and slice

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5 from 12 votes

Instant pot collard greens with bacon

Southern favorite and so comforting, this Instant pot collard greens will be an amazing side dish for any family gatherings. Added bacon brings so much meaty flavor to the dish that makes this pressure cooker dish great and for the holidays and as an weekday meal.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot collard greens, pressure cooker recipes, southern collard greens
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 88kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lb collard greens chopped*
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups broth
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon oil

Instructions

  • In to the pressure cooker add prepared collard greens, water and about 1 teaspoon of salt. Close and lock the lid. Cook on MANUAL for 10 minutes. Quick release once done.
  • Drain the greens and set aside. Meanwhile add bacon and oil in to the empty pot and cook on SAUTE until bacon done and crispy, about 5 minutes. Move slices to the paper towel.
  • Chop onion and add to the pot, Add garlic and cook on SAUTE for a few minutes until soft and fragrant. Add greens and broth and cook for about 10 minutes, until all the flavors are well combined.
  • Meanwhile crumble the bacon. Once the greens are done, serve them on the plate with crumbled bacon on top

Notes

*for how to remove the stem and chop collard greens please read the post
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Nutrition

Serving: -5g | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Tammy

Sunday 14th of July 2019

I haven't had collard greens in a while but this looks so delicious! Perfect side dish...I have to make this soon!

Nicoletta De Angelis Nardelli

Sunday 14th of July 2019

I've always wanted to try collard greens, and this is such a great recipe! My husband is going to love the bacon in there ;-) !

Marisa F. Stewart

Sunday 14th of July 2019

My boys love collard greens but I'm always afraid they'll be undercooked and taste terrible. The instant pot solution with bacon is ideal for fixing the greens. They become tender, flavorful, and properly cooked.

Analida Braeger

Saturday 13th of July 2019

This is one of my favorite side dishes in the world!! It goes so good with any grilled or fried item :) looks delicious !

Amanda M Mason

Saturday 13th of July 2019

Having been raised in the south, collard greens are a must at the table and I'm LOVING the Instant Pot recipe!! Saves me so much time! And the bacon adds such an amazing flavor!!