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Friday, March 27, 2020

Split Pea Soup in the Instant Pot

Turn a ham bone and bag of dry split peas into a hearty soup in a fraction of the time with the help of a pressure cooker. This recipe will have you sitting down to a bowl of warm comforting goodness before you know it.

close up of bowl of split pea soup


      Split pea soup is such a classic way to turn a ham bone into a nutritious and filling meal. Get that slow simmered flavor and creamy texture in a lot less time with the help of your instant pot.  Grandma would be so impressed!


       Don't let that ham bone go to waste! It should practically be a crime to not turn it into a pot of ham and bean or split pea soup.

      Those little bits of hard to get meat turn into a whole meal. Not to mention the flavor that hock gives to the broth.

      In years past, split pea soup took a little planning.  You needed to get the veggies cut and the slow cooker loaded before you could start the day.

split pea ingredients in instant pot


      Of course you could make it a little faster on the stove, but then you needed to keep an eye on it. You don't want anything scorching on the bottom of the pan.

        Now with the help of modern electronic pressure cookers, you can make it fast and easy. It's quick enough to make start to finish on a work night!

        Just chop up your veggies and give them a quick saute in the pot. Then add the ham bone, broth and split peas and let the pressure cooker take over.
 
cooked split pea soup in instant pot


      In no time it will be ready to stir into a creamy slurry. You are welcome to just remove the bits of meat from the ham hock and stir them back in.

     I do that, but I also stir in some additional diced ham. It makes the soup meatier and I prefer the texture that way.

      So if you find yourself with a  meaty bone after your Easter or Christmas ham, pull out this recipe. It's a great way to get as much use as possible from your purchase.

      It's an economical way to get more meals on the table. Of course it tastes great as well, so double bonus!

Turn a ham bone and bag of dry split peas into a hearty soup in a fraction of the time with the help of a pressure cooker. This recipe will have you sitting down to a bowl of warm comforting goodness before you know it.


      If you are looking for more great ways to use leftover ham, check out my broccoli cheddar and ham pot pie or creamy pasta with ham and peas. Or make a ham, potato and cheese quiche or asparagus and ham frittata for brunch. They are all fabulous options!


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dinner
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Yield: 6 servings
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Split Pea Soup in the Instant Pot

Split Pea Soup in the Instant Pot

Turn a ham bone and bag of dry split peas into a hearty soup in a fraction of the time with the help of a pressure cooker. This recipe will have you sitting down to a bowl of warm comforting goodness before you know it.
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 40 MTotal time: 50 M

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 onion, diced 
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 16 ounce bag dried split peas
  • 6 cups chicken broth (or water)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 ham bone
  • 1 cup chopped ham, optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

How to cook Split Pea Soup in the Instant Pot

  1. In 6 quart or larger instant pot, heat oil until it shimmers using the saute function.
  2. Add the copped carrots, diced onions, and sliced celery.  Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add chicken broth, peas, ham bone and bay leaf.  Turn off saute function and place the lid on the pressure cooker. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.  You can quick release if you are in a hurry, or let naturally release until you are ready to eat. 
  4. Remove the bay leaf, stir in additional chopped ham if desired. Adjust the seasoning to your taste. 
Calories
210.06
Fat (grams)
6.24
Sat. Fat (grams)
1.13
Carbs (grams)
22.42
Fiber (grams)
7.79
Net carbs
14.63
Sugar (grams)
5.43
Protein (grams)
17.08
Sodium (milligrams)
1474.95
Cholesterol (grams)
32.00

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Turn a ham bone and bag of dry split peas into a hearty soup in a fraction of the time with the help of a pressure cooker. This recipe will have you sitting down to a bowl of warm comforting goodness before you know it.


6 comments:

  1. It’s going to be a rainy day tomorrow so I should totally make this!

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  2. Hi Carlee, I found a packet of yellow spilt peas in amongst the tins! I would usually use them to make fava, but it's been ages since I've made ham and pea soup. I may have to tell a little white lie to the family though, yellow potato and ham soup may be more easily accepted.

    xx

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    1. Ha! I have to "rename" things occasionally to get my guys to eat them as well!

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  3. Despite my husbands fussiness (is that a word, lol) about soup, he loves Split Pea Soup so much, and I always protest making it because of the time involved. You just took that excuse away... Thank you!!!

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    1. The pressure cooker makes it so much quicker! Enjoy!

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