Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

Instant Pot 101: Split Pea Soup Recipe

Split Pea Soup is an ideal first soup recipe to prepare in the Instant Pot. The ingredients are easily accessible and the soup comes together in under an hour!

Welcome back to Instant Pot 101!  I hope your first week of cooking with your Instant Pot went well.  I know that my family has enjoyed hard boiled eggs this week. My daughter was thrilled to try chicken noodles and it is her new favorite food!

As a Lutheran wife, it is ingrained in me that the Lenten season is also Soup season.  Every Wednesday before our Lenten service, our church gathers for a soup and sandwich supper.  I usually don’t make soup, as I’m a 40 hours a week working mom and generally don’t have time for that.

Enter the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup Recipe

My husband’s favorite soup is Split Pea Soup, which takes a looooong time to make conventionally.  A whole day, in fact. But with the Instant Pot, it only takes around a half hour! And you don’t even have to soak the peas!  We’ve had this recipe since I got my Instant Pot, and my husband loved it. So I decided to make it for our Lenten supper tomorrow night.  Since I was doing that, I thought it would be a good week for us to concentrate on making soups!

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

This quick take on Split Pea Soup will taste like it has been cooking all day–but it is ready to go in under an hour. 

  • 40 oz water
  • 2 T Chicken Flavored Better Than Boullion
  • 2 C Dried Split Peas
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks Celery, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 cup diced ham
  1. Turn your pot on sauté, and add the olive oil. Let it heat up for a bit.

  2. Add the onion

  3. and the ham

  4. Saute for a few minutes until the onions become translucent and the ham begins to release juices.

  5. Add the remaining ingredients, close and seal lid and set the valve to seal. Cook on high pressure for 17 minutes.

  6. When the time is done, you can do a QR (quick release) and stir before serving.

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Happy soup making!  Let me know if you make any soup this week- I’d love to hear how it turns out.  And as always, if you have any questions, or any recipes you’d like to see featured next week, leave it in the comments!

What I Use To Make Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

This is the Instant Pot I use–I have the 8 quart version as I routinely cook for 6 people or more. A smaller family could use a 6 quart at a much lower price point.

This bamboo cutting board makes meal prep fun. It is large enough to get the job done and then cleans up easily with a naturally antimicrobial surface.

Once you start using Better Than Bouillon bases, you will never buy the little cubes or the boxed broth ever again. It is not quite as good as my homemade stock, but I don’t always have time for homemade stock. I keep a jar of chicken flavor and a jar of beef flavor in my refrigerator at all times!

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