This Split Pea Soup with Ham in Instant Pot is made with butter, onion, celery, garlic, chicken broth, carrots, ham steaks, and split peas.
Now that it is starting to get warmer, the only thing I’ve been craving is soup. I only recently realized that split peas were the same as regular peas, only dried and cut in half – hence the name split peas. Cooking seasonally Is the best, which is why I have been making so many soups! I have recently made Tomato Soup, French Onion Soup, Mexican Thai Noodle Soup, Tortilla Soup, Pasta Fagioli, Clam Chowder, and Pozole Rojo.
This homemade split pea soup is protein packed, comforting, and perfect for the cold weather. Don’t buy canned split pea soup when you can make this! Adding the ham bone while the soup pressure cooks gives it the most flavor. Don’t forget to take out he bay leaves and the bones when you’re done.
How to make Split Pea Soup with Ham in Instant Pot
Hit sauté for 7 minutes. Once the function turns on, add the butter and olive oil and wait untilt he butter melts. Add the onion and celery and sauté for 4 minutes. Add the bay leaves, dried thyme and garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes. Hit cancel.
Add the chicken broth, carrots, and the dried split peas. Pressure cook on high for 16 minutes. Let it naturally release.
Remove the bay leaves and ham bones. Serve in a bowl and top with croutons.Print