Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas

Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas

These Instant Pot black-eyed peas with lots of bacon don’t require an overnight soak before cooking. Using the pressure function on the Instant pot will ensure fast prep for a dish commonly served on New Year’s Day. Sounds like good luck for the New Year!


  • 1 pound bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 clovegarlic, minced
  • 1 pound dry black-eyed peas
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper, or to taste


  1. Rinse black-eyed peas and set them aside.

  2. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add bacon; cook and stir until bacon is evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in minced garlic; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  3. Add rinsed black-eyed peas, water, and chicken broth to the pot; stir to combine. Select Cancel.

  4. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 30 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  5. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Remove the lid, and add garlic powder, oregano, dill and black pepper. Fluff the mixture and serve.


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