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Pressure Cooker Collard Greens and Ham

Collard greens and ham are a simple and delicious meal that pairs well with cornbread. This can be either a side dish or an entree depending upon your family's tastes.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped ($0.06)
  • 1 medium onion quartered and thinly sliced ($0.25)
  • 2 cups ham broth ($1.98)*
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes ($0.08)
  • ½ tsp black pepper ($0.04)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar ($0.14)
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes ($0.04)
  • 1 cup small pieces of ham diced or shredded ($2.97)*
  • 2 bunches collard greens large stems removed and leaves cut into bite sized pieces ($1.98)


  • Slice and chop onions and garlic and place into pressure cooker with ½ cup ham broth.
  • Cook the onions and garlic in the ham broth with the pressure cooker on sautee mode until the onions begin to become transulcent.
  • Add the remaining 1½ cups ham broth to the pressure cooker along with the bouillon cubes and stir until the bouillon has dissolved.
  • Add the cider vinegar, black pepper, red pepper flakes, the ham, and the collard greens to the pressure cooker.
  • Cancel the sautee mode.
  • Place lid on pressure cooker and secure it. Make certain that you turn the valve to the sealed position.
  • Turn pressure cooker on to pressure cook for 15 minutes.
  • Once cooking time is completed, perform a "quick release" of the pressure by turning the sealing valve to the open position.
  • Once the pressure has been released, carefully remove the lid and stir everything together.
  • Serve as a side dish or as an entree.


*I made my own ham broth, and used leftover ham for this recipe.   The prices entered for these items are the prices that I have seen these items available for at my local market.  My actual cost for this recipe was lower. 
Keyword bouillon, broth, collard greens, ham