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How To Cook Kale In Instant Pot

A simple way to cook Kale using the Instant Pot. With its tender leaves, it is fairly easy to overcook them ending up with less than half the nutrition content.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Allergen: Dairy free, Gluten free
Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 8
Calories: 48kcal



  • 2 bunch kale 2-pound kale
  • water


  • Wash the kale with clean water 3 times.
  • Chop the end of the stems and discard it. Alternatively, you can cook it as a whole and chop about 1 inch of the stalk off.
  • Add water inside the inner pot and place the steamer inside it.
  • Put the chopped kale inside the steamer and seal the lid.
  • Press the “Pressure Cook” or “Manual” button. Set your timer to two minutes.
    A bowl of Kale
  • When your timer goes off, quickly release the steam or wait for the natural release.


Be sure to wash the kale properly to get rid of pesticides. I personally prefer organic varieties for leafy vegetables.


Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g