Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas with Ham | Food Under Pressure


I made these Black Eyed Peas in my Instant Pot pressure cooker with a left over Ham bone that had a decent amount of ham remaining on the bone. Did you know you can probably snag a ham bone from your local butcher or grocery store – call and ask!

Anyone else serve black eyed peas and ham for New Year’s Day? I served these and my husband raved about them! Honestly, these are good to eat any day, like EVER. They’re great as leftovers, too. Serve with some Instant Pot Cornbread and perhaps some Easy Pressure Cooker Collard Greens and you have a killer meal – all made in your Instant Pot!

Of course, you can make your cornbread and collards any other way you might want. The world, and your kitchen, is yours!

Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas with Ham

Author: Food Under Pressure
  • 2 T canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 sm onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 t seasoned salt
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t black pepper
  • 1/4 t onion powder
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1 t dried thyme
  • 1-2 bay leaves optional
  • 16 oz dried black eyed peas rinsed
  • 1 ham bone with ham remaining
  • 5 cups water
  • hot sauce optional
  1. Turn Instant Pot on sauté, allow to heat, then add oil. Sauté onion and garlic in pot 3-4 minutes. Add seasoning, stir & sauté additional minute.

  2. Add dried black eyed peas and water. Stir. Add ham bone.

  3. Close lid and vent knob. Cook on high pressure 25 minutes. Allow pressure to naturally release (NPR).

  4. Open lid, remove bone, and remove ham from bone. Dice ham and add back to pot. Stir. Close lid and vent knob and cook again on high pressure for 2 minutes.

  5. Allow NPR for 15 minutes then release remaining pressure.

  6. Stir and serve with hot sauce, cornbread and other fixings as desired.