how to cook black eyed peas in instant pot

how to cook black eyed peas in instant pot

How to Cook Black Eyed Peas in an Instant Pot

If you’re looking for a quick, easy-to-make dish with loads of flavor, black-eyed peas cooked in an Instant Pot are a great choice. Thanks to the pressure cooking capabilities of the Instant Pot, you can have your black-eyed peas in less time than it would take to cook them in a traditional pot on a stovetop.


  • 1 cup black-eyed peas, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Soaking: First, you’ll need to soak the black-eyed peas overnight. Rinse the peas in a strainer and then transfer them to a large bowl. Cover the peas with several inches of cold water and let sit on the counter overnight (or for at least 6 hours).
  • Cooking: When you’re ready to cook the black-eyed peas, drain the water off the peas and rinse them again in a strainer. Place the peas in the Instant Pot insert. Add the salt, olive oil, minced garlic, water, and black pepper. Secure the lid and make sure the steam release valve is set to “sealing.”
  • Select the “manual” or “pressure cook” setting and set the timer for 20 minutes. Once the cooking cycle is finished, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then manually release the remaining pressure. Serve hot with your favorite seasonings and sides.


Cooking black-eyed peas in an Instant Pot is fast, easy, and flavorful. With just a few simple ingredients and some hands-off time, you can enjoy a nourishing, comforting dish that can feed an entire family in no time.