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Split Pea Soup

Posted by  ·  December 25, 2018  ·  Last Updated: December 25, 2018

At our home, we love split pea soup! Don’t let anyone throw away the ham bone at your holiday gathering so you can make this delicious soup!
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Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

The Instant Pot makes cooking dried beans and legumes quick and easy! Traditional Split Pea soup would take about an hour and a half to cook. In the pressure cooker, you can have soup on the table in about 40 minutes. While it only cooks for 15 minutes at high pressure I am allowing time for the pressure cooker to come to pressure and then also a 15-minute natural release. Even with that, you are looking at soup in half the time! So pressure cooker split pea soup is the winner in my book. Pressure cooking makes getting dinner on the table super easy!

split pea soup in Instant Pot

Split Pea Soup Ingredients

  • ham bone plus chopped ham for an extra hearty soup
  • 1 pound dried split peas
  • onions
  • celery
  • carrots
  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • marjoram
  • bay leaf
  • chicken broth
  • salt and pepper
  • water

A ham bone really gives this pea soup depth of flavor. If you don’t have one you can purchase ham shanks or ham hocks. If I don’t have a ham bone I buy ham shanks. I think they have more meat. The bits of ham from the bone along with any leftover ham makes for a wonderful split pea and ham soup.

 

overhead shot split pea soup cornbread in skillet

Split Pea Soup Recipe

Onions celery and garlic are lightly sautéed by using the sauté function on the instant pot. Add ham bone, chicken stock and the rest of the ingredients. Make sure you are not above the fill line on the inside of the pot.

split pea soup in bowl with cornbread
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Split Pea Soup

Don't throw away the ham bone. Use it to make this delicious and economical soup! Use a pressure cooker to cut the cooking time in half!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword soup, soup recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Pressurizing & Natural Release 30 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 371 kcal
Author Cindy Hopper

Ingredients

  • 1 cup onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (about two teaspoons)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 cup celery chopped, (about three stalks)
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups carrots medium diced, (3 to 4 carrots)
  • 1 pound dried split green peas rinsed and picked over
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chopped ham optional
  • 1 meaty ham bone (can use ham hocks or ham shanks)
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

  1. Place dried split peas in a fine mesh colander and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  2. Turn pressure cooker to the “sauté” function. Add olive oil and sauté onion, celery, and garlic, until onions are translucent. Add in the split peas, ham bone, chopped ham, carrots, marjoram and bay leaves.
  3. Cover pressure cooker and set to manual high pressure for 15 minutes.
  4. Allow the pressure to naturally release for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the ham bone. Remove any ham meat that’s still attached to the bone. Add the ham meat back into the soup.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

  • Soup will thicken as it cools.
  • Store in your refrigerator for up to 1 week or freezer in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  • Stovetop Method Sauté onions, celery, and garlic in a large pot. Add in the rest of the ingredients and cover and cook on medium heat for about an hour until peas are tender. Stir often
  • Crock Pot Method Sauté onions, celery and garlic in a pan on the stove. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low heat for about 6-8 hours or on low 4 hours until peas are tender.
Nutrition Facts
Split Pea Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 510mg 21%
Potassium 992mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 20g 80%
Sugars 10g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 3.8%
Vitamin C 5.4%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 21.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
split pea soup in bowl with cornbread

Recipe Notes

  • Be sure to let the release pressure naturally
  • Soup will thicken as it cools.
  • Store in your refrigerator for up to 1 week or freezer in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  • Don’t forget to remove the ham bone and bay leaves
  • Smoked ham will work for this recipe

If you don’t have a pressure cooker no worries! This soup can be made on the stove or in a crockpot!

Stove Top Method

Sauté onions, celery, and garlic in a large pot. Add in the rest of the ingredients and cover and simmer medium heat for about an hour until peas are tender. Stir often

Crock Pot Method

Sauté onions, celery, and garlic in a pan on the stove. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low heat for about 6-8 hours or on low 4 hours until peas are tender.

 

Split pea soup with ham is the perfect recipe for a leftover ham bone! Actually, it is wonderful even if you don’t have one! 


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