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Instant Pot Hoppin' John in a bowl with rice

Instant Pot Hoppin’ John

Instant Pot Hoppin' John is a quick and easy way to get all of the flavors of this classic southern recipe in less than an hour!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword black-eyed peas, instant pot recipe, new year's recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 327kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 cup Onion small dice
  • 1 Green pepper small dice
  • 1 Red pepper small dice
  • 1 pound Black eyed peas dried
  • ½ pound Bacon uncooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 5.5 cups Chicken broth
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 4 cups Cooked rice


  • Turn your pressure cooker to SAUTE. Add the olive oil and, once heated, add the onions and bell peppers. Cook until softened and set aside.
  • Place dried black-eyed peas, bacon, chicken broth, bay leaves, garlic, and salt in the pressure cooker pot and stir together.
  • Place lid on pressure cooker and lock in place. Turn pressure release valve to seal it. Set pressure cooker to cook on HIGH for 20 minutes.
  • When the cooking time has ended let it do a natural release for 15 minutes. Then vent the remaining steam before opening the pot.
  • Stir in the cooked onions and bell peppers and serve over cooked rice.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 929mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 44.2mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2.2mg