Instant Pot Kale

Are you looking for a healthy way to add more greens to your diet?

This Instant Pot Kale recipe makes perfectly cooked kale & comes out perfectly steamed every time!

Absolutely no chopping required! The easiest way to prepare this healthy side dish. Only 5 minutes!

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What is Kale anyway?

Kale is also known as leaf cabbage and it's one of the superfoods out there.

Is it healthy?

Absolutely, Kale is plentiful in fiber, cancer prevention agents (antioxidants), nutrients, minerals, and a wide scope of different supplements.

Types of Kale:

Colors - bright green, dark green, blue-green, to purple or reddish.

Flavors - bitter-sweet and earthy

Instant Pot Kale

What kind of Kale should I use?

You can use any kind of kale, curly, or Lacinato it's totally up to you.

I recommend getting the bags of pre-packaged and chopped kale to save time!

What's the best way to make kale?

There are sooo many was to cook kale so it's totally up to you: you can boil, blanch, braise, saute, steam or stir-fry kale.

You can use it for soups, casseroles, salads or smoothies.

You can also use the air fryer lid to make Instant Pot Kale Chips!

How to serve

Kale makes an amazing side dish. Here are some main dish ideas:

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How to cook

Gather your 4 magical ingredients alongside Kale.

Instant Pot Kale

Take the Instant Pot and add Kale to it.

Instant Pot Kale

Pour in some water and cover the Instant Pot.

Set it to High Pressure for 3 minutes.

Instant Pot Kale

Do a Quick Release & drain all of the water from Kale completely.

Instant Pot Kale

Add the Kale back to your Instant Pot and pour in some olive oil.

Instant Pot Kale

Do not forget the salt, it's less but makes the most part of our recipe!

Instant Pot Kale

Now add previously minced garlic cloves and set the pot to Saute for 2 more minutes.

Instant Pot Kale

Keep stirring the Kale every 10 seconds.

Instant Pot Kale

Dish out and serve hot 🙂

Instant Pot Kale

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Instant Pot Kale

A quick and easy recipe to make the perfectly steamed kale in Instant Pot…
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic, kale, Kale Greens
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 1 lb fresh kale tough ends removed and chopped roughly
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to taste


  • Place kale and water into the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 3 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Take out the kale and drain all the water from the Instant Pot (It should be empty).
  • Press "saute" and add olive oil.
  • Add kale, salt and garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 64kcal Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 1g Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 5g Sodium: 2mg Potassium: 6mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 1IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 4mg Iron: 1mg


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