Pressure Cooker Collard Greens made in a fraction of the time in your pressure cooker or Instant Pot! Cooked with a smoked turkey leg and makes the most amazing 'pot likker' or pot liquor #instantpot #instapot #collardgreens #southernfood #soulfood #electricpressurecooker #glutenfreepressurecooker #glutenfreeinstantpot #glutenfree

Pressure Cooker Collard Greens

Pressure Cooker Collard Greens Cooked with a smoked turkey leg, a little garlic and onion and ready in a fraction of the time that it usually takes on the stove.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern United States
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 373 kcal
Author Sheena Strain


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 32 oz chicken broth 1 liter - I used gluten free - low sodium
  • 1 smoked turkey leg
  • 2 lb collard greens chopped


  1. Turn on the 'saute' function in your Instant pot or pressure cooker and add the olive oil and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions soften, don't let them brown too much, then turn off the 'saute' function. Do make sure the onions are not stuck to the bottom as this can stop it coming to pressure. Add a little chicken broth if you need to, to deglaze the pan.

  2. Now add the collard greens and press and pack them down into the pressure cooker pot, I was able to get almost 2lbs in my 6qt Instant Pot, they will wilt during cooking. 

  3. Add the smoked turkey leg and pour over the gluten free chicken broth.

  4. Lock the lid, turn the steam vent to 'sealing' and using the 'manual' or 'pressure cook' button, adjust it to cook for 20 minutes at high pressure.

  5. When the cook time time is up you can immediately open the steam vent (turn it to 'venting') and when all the pressure is released and the pressure valve has dropped then open the lid.

  6. remove the turkey leg and cut the meat off it into chunks and serve with the collard greens, the 'potlikker' (that's the juice) and serve with a little hot sauce if desired.

Recipe Notes

NUTRITIONAL CONTENT - the nutrition label is generated based on all the ingredients and gives about 940 calories for the turkey leg, this accounts for almost all the calories in this recipe so if you don't eat the skin it will reduce it. 

Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Collard Greens
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 995mg43%
Potassium 1175mg34%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 11385IU228%
Vitamin C 98.7mg120%
Calcium 579mg58%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.