Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup is loaded with flavor and good-for-you ingredients including carrots and collard greens.  It’s a New Year’s tradition, but will become a favorite any time of the year because it comes together in under an hour in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup for Good Luck

Black eyed peas (not the band…though they’re cool, too) are a symbol of good fortune and prosperity in the south.  Additionally, the collard greens symbolize money.  So, it’s pretty clear that to start the year off on the right foot, you should grab a heaping helping of this soup.

White Bowl of Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup

Jump into the Throw Back Time Machine

I first shared this Black Eyed Pea Soup Recipe in 2015 on my YouTube channel.  It has since been tweaked slightly but still relies on the awesome power of pressure cooking.  Catch the video from 2015.


Gluten Free Soup!

This recipe also happens to be gluten free.  Of course, if you are preparing this for someone with a gluten allergy, be sure to confirm the sausage and bouillon that you purchase don’t have gluten in them.  Better than Bouillion’s Chicken variety is clear as is Aidell’s Andouille Sausage.

Prep Your Collard Greens

Collard greens represent money in this recipe. But, there is one thing to know about collards before throwing them in the pot.  You’ll want to remove the bitter spines out of the leaves.  You can cut them out with a knife, or do like me and just pull the leaves away from the spine.  Either way, the spines are a bit too tough to eat and are especially bitter.

Large collard greens

torn collard greens

Don’t Have an Instant Pot? Slow Cook It!

My favorite part about this soup is that it builds complex flavors without having to simmer on a stove top all day.  Of course, if you don’t have a pressure cooker, you could do this in a slow cooker.  Just set it on low for 8 hours or high for 5 to 6.  You want the peas to get soft, but not mushy.  I like my beans with some texture.

Black Eyed Pea Soup

The addition of the hot sauce is also completely optional.  I am a spice fan, so I usually double what’s reflected in the recipe below.  But, if you’re sensitive to heat, you can omit it all together.

I hope you have a wonderful new year and enjoy getting cozy with these Black Eyed Peas.

Great Soup Recipes

Italian Wedding Soup

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Instant Pot Chile Pork Stew

*Original recipe by Joanie Simon (

Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup on Collards

Instant Pot Black-Eyed Pea Soup

  • Author: Joanie Simon
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: American


An easy recipe for Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup that comes together in under an hour with collard greens, andouille sausage and fresh veggies.


  • 16 ounces black eyed peas, dried
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 2 tsp Better Than Bouillon Chicken
  • 1/4 tsp caraway seeds
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 Tbs hot sauce
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 7 cups water
  • 12 ounces chopped Andouille sausage
  • 3 cups chopped collard greens


  1. Put dried black-eyed peas in a container and cover in water, 1 inch higher than the beans and allow to soak overnight.
  2. The next day, drain the beans, rinse and place in the pot of an electric pressure cooker. Add in chopped onion, chopped carrots, bouillon, caraway, garlic salt, lemon pepper seasoning, hot sauce, paprika, balsamic vinegar and water. Set pressure cooker at 6 minutes on high and allow to cook.
  3. Once the 6 minutes is up on the cooker, release the pressure and add in the sausage and collard greens. Cover the pot again and pressure cook for 2 minutes on high.
  4. Once cooking is completed, keep on warm until ready to serve. Add more salt to taste.
  5. Serve with chopped scallions.