Fresh Purple Hull Peas in the Instant Pot

Purple Hull Peas in Instant Pot

Enjoy summer’s fresh purple hull peas prepared using an Instant Pot.  It is extremely easy, healthy, and tastes delicious!

Purple Hull Peas

Purple Hull Peas

How to Make Fresh Purple Hull Peas in the Instant Pot

Nothing beats the taste of fresh peas for a Southern recipe in the summer – except fresh peas prepared in the Instant Pot!  Let me warn you – once you try cooking in the Instant Pot you won’t want to go back to your old cooking methods.  See recipe below and try it out for yourself  to see how easy and delicious it is!


How to Cook Using Your Instant Pot

Fresh Purple Hull Peas Prepared in the Instant Pot

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Serves: 6-8
Cooking Time: 12 minutes


  • 1 lb. fresh shelled purple hull peas
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup of water



Rinse fresh purple hull peas and pour into your Instant Pot.


Cover with one cup water and add about a teaspoon of salt.


Set to manual for 12 minutes.


After cooking is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for about 10 minutes.


Release any remaining pressure.


Turn Instant Pot off, unplug and carefully remove top.


Serve and enjoy!


Be sure sealing ring is in place before placing top on Instant Pot, then lock top in place. Be sure pressure valve is in sealing position. You can add more salt after cooking if needed. Also, if desired, you can add other spices such as black pepper or garlic before cooking.

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  • Reply
    09/25/2022 at 6:42 pm

    These turned out great! Got some at a wayside priduce stand today. Hulled them. Found this recipe. And, BAM, delicious!

  • Reply
    06/07/2020 at 6:33 pm

    Purple hulls peas need to be cooked a short time then drained before completing the cooking time. I tried your recipe but the scum on top was hard. I drained them and cooked them manual 5 min after your 12 min manual. Thanks for the original recipe. It gave me a place to start.

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      Food and Life Path
      06/12/2020 at 5:54 pm

      Thank you for trying our recipe! I am glad you were able to tweak it and make it work for you. I love using the instant pot for all kinds of fresh and dried peas!

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    01/01/2019 at 3:17 pm

    Our peas weren’t quite soft enough. Next time we will add just a couple more minutes. Thanks for the recipe!!!

    • Reply
      Food and Life Path
      01/01/2019 at 7:09 pm

      I’m sorry they weren’t quite soft enough this time. I hope you tweak it just right and have a favorite go-to recipe for peas! Thank you for trying it and letting me know!!!

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    05/23/2018 at 8:33 pm

    Fresh and Delicious!

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