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Collard Greens Instant Pot Recipe

Mmmm, I'm eating the best lunch right now. It looks so indulgent, doesn't it?

Collard Greens Instant Pot Recipe

Side note: The beautiful table this plate is on? SN made it! I mean, not the trunk of the olive tree, obviously, but the rest of it. I really need to update my site with more New Home blog posts. He has been busy!

Surprise - it's (almost) healthy! I cooked up a big batch of collard greens in the Instant Pot (lots of great IP collard green recipes online, plus my own below). You can also make them the conventional way, but I love that I can just throw everything in the Instant Pot and forget about it.

Spread the cooked collards in the bottom of a baking dish, top with a layer of cottage cheese, then a layer of mozzarella, and finally top everything with slices of pepperoni. Broil it for a few minutes. 

Collard Greens Instant Pot Recipe

Southerners will probably cringe at my bastardized collard greens. Everyone else? Enjoy!

instant pot pizza
Collard pizza lasagna? SO GOOD!

Collard Greens Instant Pot Recipe


  1. 1 ham bone (Don't have this? Substitute a handful of pepperoni.)
  2. 1 white or yellow onion, sliced
  3. 1.5 C chicken or vegetable broth
  4. 1 lb collard greens, chopped
  5. Generous sprinkles of black pepper, garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning
  6. 1/8 C balsamic vinegar

1. Throw all of the ingredients EXCEPT THE VINEGAR into your Instant Pot in the order listed. 
2. Seal and cook for 35 minutes, followed by a slow release.
3. Stir in the vinegar.

Collard Pizza Lasagna Recipe


  1. Cooked collard greens (See recipe above)
  2. 16 oz cottage cheese (I use nonfat)
  3. 8 oz mozzarella cheese
  4. 20 slices of pepperoni

1. Press all of the collard greens into a baking dish. (I use an 8 x 10 pan.)
2. Top with the cottage cheese.
3.  Top with the mozzarella cheese.
4. Top with slices of pepperoni.
5. Broil until lightly browned. (This goes from perfect to burnt in only a few minutes - keep an eye on it.)

You can easily adapt this recipe to be more like your favorite pizza if pepperoni is not your thing. As a former Pizza Hut manager though, it's my firm belief that pepperoni is everyone's thing.

Well, maybe not vegetarians. Everyone else though.

instant pot collard greens recipe

Want more Instant Pot recipes? How about my Creamy Enchilada Rice or some Cranberry Oatmeal with Quinoa?