Southern Style Pressure Cooker Okra with Tomatoes

How I love my southern food.  It is something I will eat daily if you feed it to me.   So when I went to make my famous side Southern Style Tomatoes and Okra in the Instant Pot this week, I thought to myself why don’t  I save myself some time and cook it in my Instant Pot.  It could make the time go faster and could taste better. 

Instant Pot Okra with Tomatoes

Normally I cook this recipe for 2.5 – 3 hours on my stove but with my Instant Pot, it was done in half an hour.   The okra will make the tomatoes and okra thick like they are supposed to be, and you will love this recipe when garden fresh vegetables arrive in the summer months. 




Ingredients for Instant Pot Okra with Tomatoes

2 cups of fresh Okra, diced
1/2 cup of onion, diced
1 can of tomatoes, diced (we used fire roasted)
2 tsp of Tony Chachere’s (if you prefer, you may use Penzeys Cajun seasoning but increase to 3 tsp)
1 cup of water
Salt and Pepper


Directions for Instant Pot Okra with Tomatoes

Prepare your vegetables by dicing your okra and onion into small pieces

Add the okra, onion, tomatoes, seasonings, and water to your Instant Pot Liner

Stir well then close the Instant Pot lid and set to seal


Set to manual pressure cook mode for 30 minutes

When the cooking cycle is complete, allow to naturally pressure release for 10 minutes. 

Release any remaining pressure

Open and stir before serving

Note: This is a ZERO SmartPoint recipe on Weight Watchers FreeStyle Program

This Instant Pot okra recipe is a great option for a vegetarian meal you’ll love!  Serve with rice or pasta if you prefer, or alongside your other favorite cajun meals.  

More Cajun Recipes: 

Instant Pot Cajun Gumbo

Instant Pot Shrimp with Grits

Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Sausage

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

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