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

Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 290 kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

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.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

  5. 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 Facts
Instant Pot Split Pea Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 106mg 4%
Potassium 948mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 16g 64%
Sugars 8g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 173.8%
Vitamin C 8.9%
Calcium 7.1%
Iron 17.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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


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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