Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

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Make this Nutrient-Dense, Heart-Warming Instant Pot Split Pea Soup a staple in your home! Hearty Rich Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup with Ham done in an hour with 10 simple ingredients. Filling, flavorful, frugal Instant Pot Soup.

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As the cold weather & snowy season creeps in, we’ve been craving more and more Instant Pot Soups (and Hong Kong Style Hot Pot!! 😀 )

From our latest Jazzy Chicken Soup to Loaded Potato Soup…our house is turning into an Instant Pot Soup Kitchen! hehe~

And Instant Pot Split Pea Soup holds a very special place in our hearts.

After losing contact for 20 years, the first Instant Pot Meal Jacky’s host-mom made for us during our miraculous epic reunion was Homemade Split Pea Soup (you can Read the full story here).

It wasn’t anything fancy or elegant, but the comforting soup was all it needed to overwhelm our hearts with love & warmth for this special once-in-a-lifetime moment.

Food from the heart speaks love. 🙂

Wholesome . Comforting . Satisfying

Like a Thick Rich Flavorful Smooth Puree

Time to make some heart-warming Split Pea Soup in Instant Pot!

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Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

Make this Heart-Warming Instant Pot Split Pea Soup a staple in your home! Hearty Rich Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup with Ham done in an hour with 10 simple ingredients. Filling, flavorful, frugal Instant Pot Soup.
4.98 from 34 votes
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Total: 1 hour
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 290
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Soften Onions: Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté More function. Wait until it says HOT (~8 mins). Add in 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter or olive oil, then quickly add in diced onions to prevent the butter from burning. Season with a pinch of salt. Saute diced onions until softened (~2 mins). Add in minced garlic, a pinch of dried thyme, and 2 bay leaves, then saute for another minute. Optional: add in chopped carrots & celery, then saute for another minute.
  • Deglaze Instant Pot: Pour ½ cup (125ml) unsalted chicken stock. Scrub all the brown bits off the bottom of the pot (keep the brown bits as they are very flavorful).
  • Pressure Cook Split Pea Soup: Add in chopped carrots and celery if you haven't. Add 1 lb (454g) green split peas and 1 (2lb) ham bone or smoked pork hock. Pour in 5 ½ cups (1375ml) unsalted chicken stock. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 15 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release.
  • Season & Thicken: Set aside the pork hock or ham bone. Give it a few quick stirs. The soup should thicken and come together. 
    *Pro Tip: Ensure you taste the soup, then season with more salt (for reference, we added 2 large pinches of kosher salt). 
    If you used smoked pork hock, cut the meat and add them in the split pea soup or serve them in sandwiches.
  • Serve Split Pea and Ham Soup: This comforting Instant Pot Split Pea Soup is very filling, so you can serve it as a meal on its own. Enjoy~ 🙂
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Nutrition:

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 948mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 8690IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3.2mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot pea soup, instant pot soup, instant pot split pea soup, instapot split pea soup, pressure cooker soup, pressure cooker split pea soup, split pea and ham soup, split pea soup with ham
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Step-by-Step Instant Pot Split Pea Soup Guide

Here are the ingredients for Instant Pot Split Pea Soup Recipe:

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup | Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe Ingredients

We used a smokey pork hock for this split pea soup recipe, but leftover ham + ham bone will work as well!

1

Soften Onions


Heat up Instant Pot using Sauté More function.

Instant Pot Saute More Function

*Tip: For older version, press “Saute” button, then “Adjust” button. For newer versions, press “Saute” button twice.

Wait until it says HOT (takes roughly 8 minutes).

Add in 2 tbsp (28g) unsalted butter or olive oil, then quickly add in diced onions to prevent the butter from burning. Season with a pinch of salt.

Saute diced onions until softened. Roughly 2 minutes.

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup: soften diced onions in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Add in minced garlic, a pinch of dried thyme, and 2 bay leaves, then saute for another minute.

This is optional, but you can add in the chopped carrots & celery, then saute for another minute if you like.

2

Deglaze Instant Pot


Pour ½ cup (125ml) unsalted chicken stock.

Scrub all the brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.

*Pro Tip: Keep the brown bits as they are very flavorful! ?

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup: deglaze Instant Pot with wooden spoon

3

Pressure Cook Split Pea Soup


Add in the chopped carrots and celery if you haven’t.

Add 1 lb (454g) green split peas and 1 (2lb) ham bone or smoked pork hock.

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Pour in 5 ½ cups (1375ml) unsalted chicken stock.

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup | Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup: pressure cook split peas, ham bone, vegetables with chicken stock

Close lid and pressure cook at

  • Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure for 15 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker High Pressure 15 minutes

After 10 minutes of Natural Release, carefully turn Venting Knob to the Venting position to release the remaining pressure.

Once the floating valve drops, remove the lid.

4

Season & Thicken


Set aside the pork hock or ham bone. Give it a few quick stirs. The soup should thicken and come together.

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup: season and thicken split pea soup in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

*Pro Tip: Ensure you taste the split pea soup in Instant Pot, then season with more salt (for reference, we added 2 large pinches of kosher salt).

If you used smoked pork hock, cut the meat with a knife on the chopping board. The meat is super juicy and perfectly cooked!

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup: slice smoked pork hock

Add the meat back in the split pea soup in Instant Pot or serve them in sandwiches.

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup: make split pea soup with ham in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

5

Serve Instant Pot Split Pea Soup


This Instant Pot Split Pea Soup along with the meat is very filling & satisfying. So, you can serve this comforting soup as a nutrient-dense meal on its own 🙂

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Enjoy your Heart-Warming Instant Pot Split Pea Soup!~ 🙂

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  1. Made this for the first time tonight – I cannot make split pea soup so thought I would try it in the Instant Pot – Wow! Delicious – this recipe is a keeper – I changed nothing except I did not have unsalted chicken broth – but we like salt! My neighbour is an expert split pea soup “chef” and I took her a bowl and she loved it!

  2. I’ve been making split pea soup for years and this recipe has resulted in the most delicious soup by far!!

  3. i have a recipe for this soup that i have been using for 20 years
    This recipe tastes exactly the same,,Great
    but is so much faster and easy clean-up
    will be making Your recipe from now on

  4. Hi, I made this tonight in my stove top pressure cooker with smoked pork ribs and wowza!! Making it again!! Yummy!! I have never tried Thyme in this type of recipe and I loved it!! Thank you!!

    1. Hi Kimberley,

      Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂

      Happy to hear how it turned out with the stovetop pressure cooker. This will be so useful to our readers.

      Please take care & have a great week
      Jacky

  5. So easy and THE best split pea soup I have ever made. Thick, flavorful and just perfect! It’s the only way I will ever make it again! Thanks!

  6. Just made this tonight using diced ham, and yellow split peas. Very tasty. I did add a tiny bit of hot sauce for a tiny kick. Thank you!

  7. All of your recipes have been a win for me! So naturally I came here to look for a split pea soup recipe. One question before I make this, how much should I reduce the liquid and the pressure cooking time for soaked split peas? I absolutely must soak all beans and legumes thanks to a severe intolerance to the oligosaccharides present. Thanks!

    1. Hi Ginny,

      thank you for your kind words and question 🙂

      The cooking time and liquid ratio will be the same (for the other ingredients). You can reduce the liquid by 1/2 cup if you like.

      Please take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  8. This was fantastic, easy, and quick! In fact, it was so quick, I thought it couldn’t possibly be done when it was. But, it was done, and it was GOOD. Didn’t really even have ti add much to it to make it tasty. Cooked it with a cottage ham, and served it with homemade croutons made from French bread.

    1. Hi M West,

      Late Reply! (We were on a trip to Asia) Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe 🙂

      Have fun cooking & please take care
      Jacky

  9. Excellent soup but need to put 2 or 3 pork hocks in because there is virtually no meat in 1 hock. I didn’t have sodium free chicken stock so used it but it’s not really salty.

    1. Hi Janet,

      Late Reply! (We were on a trip to Asia) Thank you so much for your kind words and honest feedback on the recipe 🙂

      Have fun cooking & please take care
      Jacky

  10. Amazing how quickly this was to throw together and done under an hour, but tasted like it had been simmered all afternoon! My ham hock was frozen, so I increased the time by 5 minutes. Worked perfectly, tasted great. The entire family enjoyed it. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Delicious! I added a tablespoon of Chipotle Tabasco at the end. Gave another nice layer of flavor but did not overpower the soup.

  12. I made it tonight & just finished eating it! Delicious! Thank you so much! Since it is only me, I will have leftovers for a few days! Yippee!

    1. Hi Marianne,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe!

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

  13. I made this for dinner tonight and it was so very tasty! I had ham hocks, so I used those instead of the ham bone.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. Dee-lish!

    Cheers!

    Dianne

  14. Great soup! Very filling and full of flavour, it satisfied my “meat and potato” farm family! Recipe fed 6 of us. Took an hour start to finish including chopping. Will certainly be making this again:)

    1. Hi Kayla,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe!

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

    1. Hi Janice,

      Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe!

      Happy New Year & please take care
      Jacky

  15. Awesome recipe, has to be the best pea soup we’ve had, tons of flavour & a meal all by itself. We added 2 diced potatoes to ours.
    Highly recommend this recipe.

    1. Hi Zyggie,

      Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Holiday 🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe!

      Please take care & have a wonderful weekend
      Jacky

  16. Easy recipe with delicious outcome!! I have literally never made this type of soup with ham bone, but had the bone and a new Instant Pot for Christmas so why not? Was super easy to pull together and a delicious result. This recipe is a keeper!!

    1. Hi Lisa,

      Congrats on the new Instant Pot! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Holiday 🙂
      Thank you so much for your kind words!

      Please take care & have a wonderful weekend
      Jacky

  17. this is a lovely soup, when I don’t have a ham bone I add a generous tablespoon of Better than Boullion Ham stock base, the recipe is very forgiving-one or two carrots, one or two celery stalks, if no ham bone I also add cut up ham from the deli after it is done! Thank you Amy and Jacky-your site is my favorite!

  18. Wonderful hearty flavourful soup. Used a left over spiral ham bone and yellow split peas. Much easier and faster to make than my long standing stovetop recipe. Delish!

  19. This has now replaced my old stand by split pea soup recipe. It came together quickly and was delicious as written! Perfect for leftover holiday ham.

  20. This is my first comment to a recipe although I’ve tried several recipes (using the IP) and were a success. I’ve always wanted to attempt to cook up a flavourful split-pea soup, and thought hey with my IP let’s give it a try. Loved it, yes flavourful and hearty! However, the pork hock I had used turned out to be quite tough when I tried cutting slices of pork out. I think I would use a ham bone next time. This recipe is a keeper and will be cooking up another IP of split-pea soup in no time, especially now given the cool Fall season. My husband loved it too! Thank you!

    1. Hi Virginia,

      thank you so much for your kind words and honest feedback 🙂

      Happy to hear your husband enjoyed it too.

      Pork hock will take roughly 35 minutes and natural release to get fork-tender so you can increase the cooking time to that.

      Please take care & have a wonderful weekend
      Jacky

  21. Amy and Jacky,
    Another hit! I made this the other day and it was amazing. I used a leftover bone and ham from a Honey Baked Ham. The soup had a hint of sweetness from the HBH but great. Next time, if I use the HBH again I will add some smoked ham pieces to help balance out the sweetness.
    Thanks!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Beth 🙂

      Great idea on how to balance out the sweetness from the Honey Baked Ham!

      Please take care & have an amazing week
      Jacky

  22. You both really know how to spoil your readers. I love split pea soup and this looks like a snap to make! And I have all the ingredients on hand for once. I have the ingredients out for cabbage soup with smoked sausage for tonights meal but, this will definitely be on this coming weeks menu.
    I just wondered what type of bread you would recommend to go with it? We don’t care for sourdough but do love good, rustic type breads.

    1. Hi Cammy,

      So happy to hear from you 🙂 Hope you and your husband are doing well.

      I personally think corn bread is a pretty good match with this soup.

      Please take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  23. hello
    I had an miss hap I broke by instant pot lid. It fell right on the handle. I had to order the lid from instant pot. As soon as I get it I will try this soup.

    1. Hi Mary,

      thank you for your kind words and question 🙂

      For mixed bean blend, you will want to cook them for 45 minutes and natural release.

      Please take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  24. Just tried this recipe all I can say is it was super easy to make and it tasted amazing and the flavor and smell was delightful.

  25. I made this last night and it was amazing….we like spicy foods so I added chili flakes as well as I did half green peas and half yellow…..Delish!!! Thank you!!!

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