Pressure-Cooker Truly Tasty Turnip Greens

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min. + releasing


14 servings

Updated: Jun. 13, 2023
These savory greens are a hit at every church dinner. Adjust the seasonings as you please to make the recipe your own. .—Amy Inman, Hiddenite, North Carolina
Pressure-Cooker Truly Tasty Turnip Greens Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds peeled turnips, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 12 ounces fresh turnip greens
  • 8 ounces fully cooked country ham or 2 smoked ham hocks
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cartons (32 ounces each) chicken broth


  1. In a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker, combine all ingredients. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 5 minutes. Allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure.
  2. If using ham hocks, remove meat from bones when cool enough to handle; cut ham into small pieces and return to pressure cooker. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Sugar is added to many recipes for turnip greens to offset their somewhat bitter flavor.
  • Substitute Swiss chard for the turnip greens if you prefer.
  • Nutrition Facts

    3/4 cup: 63 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 903mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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