Pressure Cooker Southern Style Greens

I sing the praises of the pressure cooker creators all day. The pressure cooker has become one of my top 3 favorite kitchen gadgets. It just frees up your hands and time so much! I can load in dishes that usually takes hours to cook into the pressure cooker and it’s done in a fraction of the time. Not to mention, I can do it all in one pot. This especially comes in handy during Thanksgiving when I have a full spread to prepare. Today, I’ll show you how to create the BEST greens you’ve ever had in a pressure cooker!

Pot Liquor!

Some other recipes would put everything in the pressure cooker at once. But, I like to pressure cook the meat first to create a nice stock or “pot liquor” for the greens. My family and I are pork free. So, I use smoked turkey necks in my greens. Feel free to use any meat you’d like.

30 minutes of pressure cooker will render a beautiful stock and base for our greens. The meat will be slightly tender. But, they won’t be where we want it just yet. I leave the meat in during the cooking process of the greens. Doing so will ensure that that meats slides off the bone!

Rinse and Repeat…

I’m using Mustard greens for this recipe since they are my favorite. You may use any greens you’d like. Collards, turnip, a mix, it’s all up to you. I have a full tutorial on how I clean my greens and cut them up. Be sure to check out those instructions:

Pack those greens into the pressure cooker. Don’t worry if they seem to overcrowd the insert. They will cook down. I also keep the seasoning very simple. You don’t need a lot of extra stuff to make delicious greens!

Melt in Your Mouth Goodness!

Prepare your taste buds for these melt in your mouth greens! How easy was this method? It is even faster than cooking them on the stove. Try it! I bet you won’t ever go back to the old way. Don’t forget the cornbread!

Pressure Cooker Southern Style Greens Recipe

Southern style Greens made with ease in a Pressure Cooker. Tender, melt in your mouth greens in a savory pot liquor created by fall off the bone smoked turkey necks.


  • 2-3 bunches greens of your choice washed and cut
  • 1 lb smoked turkey necks
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 T creole or cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 T onion powder
  • 1 T garlic powder


  1. Place the turkey necks into pressure cooker with the water*
  2. Close and lock lid
  3. Ensure that pressure releasing valve is locked
  4. Pressure cook on HIGH for 30 mins
  5. Unlock the pressure releasing valve
  6. Add in the remaining ingredients
  7. Close and lock lid
  8. Ensure that pressure releasing valve is locked
  9. Pressure cook on HIGH for 45 mins
  10. Unlock the pressure releasing valve
  11. Stir well
  12. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  13. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Use the minimum amount of water needed for your pressure cooker to work properly. See your pressure cooker manual for instructions. If you need to use more water than the recipe calls for, add more.