raw chopped kale in instant pot

How to Cook Kale in 3 Minutes (Instant Pot)

How to cook kale in just 3 minutes, using the Instant Pot! It comes out perfectly every time.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 20kcal
Author Nora Taylor


  • 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.


Calories: 20kcal