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Instant pot kale in a serving dish
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Instant Pot Kale (Slow Cooker)

This easy, vegan Instant Pot kale is made with fresh kale, onions, and spices, and uses the slow cooker feature on your pressure cooker. (Traditional slow cooker directions included!)
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 10 mins
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 52kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb kale, destemmed + roughly chopped
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp red chili flakes (or use 1 tsp for spicier kale)
  • 1 cup vegetable broth

Instructions

Instant Pot Directions:

  • Rinse kale and set aside.
  • Add olive oil to the Instant Pot. Press the sauté button. Leave the adjustable temperature setting at normal.
    Add onion, salt, garlic powder, and chili flakes to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are tender.
    Cook the Onions Until Tender
  • Press the cancel button on your Instant Pot (to turn off the sauté function). Press slow cook button until the temperature setting reads less.
    Add the kale and broth. Cover the Instant Pot with a glass lid.
    Adjust the timer to 3 hours using the - and + buttons.
    Add the Kale + Broth
  • After 3 hours, stir the kale. If your kale isn't as tender as you like it, continue slow cooking for another 30 minutes.
    Serve warm.
    Slow Cook for About 3 Hours
  • Make Ahead + Leftovers: Store in the fridge and use within 3-4 days.
    Freeze: Portion into small airtight containers (like freezer bags) and freeze for up to 1 year.

Slow Cooker Directions:

  • Rinse kale and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onion, salt, garlic powder, and chili flakes to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are tender.
  • Add the onions to a slow cooker basin. Add kale and broth. Cook on low for about 3 hours.
    Serve warm.
  • Make Ahead + Leftovers: Store in the fridge and use within 3-4 days.
    Freeze: Portion into small airtight containers (like freezer bags) and freeze for up to 1 year.

Nutrition

Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5764IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg