Instant Pot Split Pea Soup with Ham

Hearty, filling, and so delicious

My friend Katie gave me an Instant Pot for Christmas so I’ve been trying it out. I mentioned making split pea soup and my friend Kelly found a recipe for me. It came from the bowl of delicious website. I followed it pretty closely and made the option for 6 servings since that was about the number of ingredients I had on hand.

I diced up some carrots, onions, and celery then placed them in the stainless steel bowl with 3 tablespoons of butter.

I selected the Instant Pot on the Sauté setting for 5 minutes.

When I finished stirring for 5 minutes it was ready for the remainder of the ingredients.

I then added the ham bone (I had bought a bone-in ham portion at Aldi and cut most of the meat off).

I poured in 6 cups of chicken broth and the dried split peas (both from Aldi). I added salt and pepper.

I selected the Instant Pot pressure cooking setting for 15 minutes.

The peas are spherical when harvested, with an outer skin. The peas are dried and the dull-colored outer skin of the pea removed, then split in half by hand or by machine at the natural split in the seed’s cotyledon (the embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants, one or more of which are the first to appear from a germinating seed). Split peas are high in protein and low in fat, with one gram of fat per 350 calories serving. Most of the calories come from protein and complex carbohydrates.

I let the Instant Pot naturally release its pressure for 15 minutes for so and opened it up. I couldn’t wait, so I had a couple of bowls, just to make sure I liked it. I didn’t have any bay leaves that the recipe had called for but it was delicious. I definitely will be using this recipe again.

I packaged up the remainder and refrigerated, they won’t last long.

The meat basically just fell off the ham bone making it super easy to remove.

I added a video that uses additional potatoes and coconut milk, enjoy.


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Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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