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How to Cook Kale in 3 Minutes (Instant Pot)

Servings: 6 servings
Cook Time: 3 mins
Total Time: 3 mins
How to cook kale in just 3 minutes, using the Instant Pot! It comes out perfectly every time.
raw chopped kale in instant pot


  • 10 ounce bag chopped kale (or 1 large bunch kale, washed and chopped)
  • 1 cup water


  • Pour the water into the inner cooking pot of the Instant Pot. 
  • Add the chopped kale. Don't worry if there are some stems, the Instant Pot will make them edible and not too chewy. 
  • Place the lid on, set the valve to seal and cook on high, manual pressure for 3 minutes.
  • Once it beeps, you can either do a quick pressure release or let it naturally release (usually this takes about 10 minutes).
  • Serve in hearty rice and bean bowls, or on the side of any meal. Sprinkle with salt or balsamic vinegar. It's also particularly good with cashew cream.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 23kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 20mg, Potassium: 232mg, Vitamin A: 4720IU, Vitamin C: 57mg, Calcium: 71mg, Iron: 1mg