Instant Pot greens! Perfectly cooked pressure cooker turnip & collard greens, brussel sprouts, spinach and broccoli made in just minutes.
Instant Pot greens are great for you and tasty too! If you’ve wondered the best way to cook turnip greens, it is here! This might become your new favorite side dish on our list of easy Instant Pot recipes. (affiliate links present)
You can make this as an easy Ninja Foodi recipe as well, doesn’t matter what brand of pot you might have.
I have all different types of green vegetables you can cook right now.
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What are the benefits of eating turnip greens?
One cup raw provides over the daily limit of vitamin K and also provides one of the highest calcium contents per gram of any other fruit or vegetable.
- They also contain vitamin A and magnesium which helps to promote bone health.
- It is an inexpensive vegetable to buy, and it’s benefits far outweigh many other green vegetables out there.
What are the best greens to cook?
Dark leafy greens such as chard, kale, mustard, beet, collards, and turnip greens are better known as cooking greens. All of them provide valuable nutrients along with great flavor and color to your table.
Another unusual but yummy one is bok choy!
Instant Pot turnip greens
- Pressure cooker
- Fresh turnip greens
- Chicken broth
- or make Instant Pot chicken broth homemade beforehand
- Sweetener – a bit of sugar works
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
- Red pepper flakes
How do you get the bitter taste out of turnip greens?
Using salt (or bacon in this case) on your turnip greens is key. Salt eases the bitterness, and helps to retain a crispness to this vegetable. Just a dash is typically enough to do the trick. If you are using bacon you don’t need any additional sodium.
If you’re using turnip greens in an Asian dish, use soy sauce to take out some bitterness
- The first thing you’ll do is set your machine to the saute function. Add you olive oil and bacon, or diced country ham is good too. Cook until browned.
- Then deglaze Instant Pot with broth. Add seasonings.
- Set to high pressure cook for 10 minutes followed by a quick release.
- After releasing the pressure, sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy!
What’s the difference between collard greens and turnip greens?
Cooked collard greens and turnip greens are both in the cabbage family. The former is said to be somewhat more bitter than turnip greens, which tend to be sweeter. They’re also smaller and more tender than their cousin.
- Speaking of cabbage recipes, we are kinda’ obsessed with those too!
- I don’t know what it is about getting older and loving this overlooked veggie but it’s super versatile.
- Once you fall in love with this side dish you should try a few others on The Typical Mom blog too. 😉
This is not the only green vegetable you can make in a pressure cooker though! There are tons of others that even my kids love.
- We love throwing in mixed Instant Pot steamed vegetables so they’re all done at the same time.
- Instant Pot broccoli takes 0-1 minute to make to perfection every time.
- If you want to try something new, give our air fryer vegetables a whirl.
- Can’t forget about some Instant Pot spinach too with some bacon or diced salt pork inside!
What vegetables are used in collard greens?
Collard greens are a staple vegetable in the South. Usually prepared with other similar green leaf vegetables; spinach, kale, turnip greens, and mustard greens is usually called “mixed greens”.
Note: I haven’t made Instant Pot collard greens yet but will share once I do.
What do you eat with greens?
- black eyed peas with ham hock rocks
- potato salad
- pinto beans and corn bread
- meat loaf and macaroni and cheese
- we love fried catfish for sure
- jambalaya is always a favorite too
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Instant Pot Greens
- Set pot to saute, add olive oil and bacon. Cook until browned.
- Turn pot off and add broth. Use a wooden spoon to deglaze pot – scrape all stuck on meat off bottom of the pot.
- Add turnip greens with seasonings to the top.
- Cover and close steam valve. Set to pressure cook high for 10 minutes.
- Quick release steam and serve. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired.