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Black-eyed peas and ham in two white bowls. with two spoons

Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas and Ham


  • 1 pound dry black-eyed peas
  • 4 cups cubed, chopped or shredded fully cooked ham
  • 11/2 cups chopped yellow onion (about 1 medium onion)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Optional:  fresh chopped parsley, for garnish


  • Rinse and sort peas in a colander, removing and discarding any debris.
  • Place beans and remaining ingredients (except parsley) in the insert of your Instant Pot and stir well to combine.
  • Place the lid on and lock.  Steam release knob should be set on “sealing”.
  • Cook on manual setting (high pressure) for 15 minutes.  Allow the pressure to naturally release for 20 minutes, then quick release remaining pressure.
  • Carefully remove lid and stir.  Remove and discard bay leaf.  Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, if desired.


  • Cook time includes the time it took my pot to come to pressure and natural pressure release time.
  • I used an Instant Pot LUX80 8-Quart in this recipe.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Method: Pressure Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas and Ham, Instant Pot Dried Black-Eyed Peas, Black Eyed Pea Recipe Instant Pot