Instant Pot Split Pea And Ham Soup

If you have some leftovers, a soup is always a good idea. In spring, you can reuse peas to make this easy recipe, together with ham and some fresh herbs.

This split pea soup is suitable for any meal, both at home or in your lunchbox at the office and it is ready in less than 30 minutes, thanks to your pressure cooker, that will speed up the process.

Who said simple things cannot be exquisite like restaurant dishes?

Instant Pot Split Pea And Ham Soup
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham, peas, Split Pea And Ham Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 lb split peas (already soaked overnight)
  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups ham diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 bunch fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
Instructions
  • Pour olive oil into your Instant Pot and add carrots, onion, celery, thyme and bay leaves.
  • Press “Sauté” and cook for about 2 minutes (until onion starts to turn golden).
  • Add ham and cook for another minute, until it browns a bit.
  • Add chicken broth and peas, salt and pepper.
  • Cook at high pressure for about 20 minutes.
  • Once done, wait for a natural pressure release.
  • Sprinkle with smoked paprika and serve 🙂

This recipe is part of our 1001 Instant Pot recipes project, a huge collection of free, easy and delicious recipes.

5 thoughts on “Instant Pot Split Pea And Ham Soup

  1. What are the different pressure releases and what is meant by them? I’m new at this and would like to know more about your terms of cooking with the instant pot.. Thank you for your comments…

    1. Quick pressure release – move the valve to “venting”.
      Natural pressure release – do nothing and wait for the floating valve to drop.

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